EP 603 Mourvedre Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 3 wines made from the Mourvedre grape.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Cline Ancient Vines MourvedreSonoma Other Red Wine
2006 Turkey Flat MourvedreAustralian Mourvedre
2006 Domaine Tempier Bandol TourtineBandol

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Luca Bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘not too over the top. A push-up bra and low cut…but not NAKED.’

Gary on form as usual, talking about a really interesting grape, and fooling around with his tasting technique

Tags: Australian, Bandol, Mourvedre, red, review, Sonoma, Video, wine, wines

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  • Phil (marty6001)

    I tried the Cline and have to say I did not taste the strawberry or diner, but the grilled meaty/game taste was OVERWHELMING.. I’m not so sure its for me, but my wife loved it!!

  • Phil (marty6001)

    I tried the Cline and have to say I did not taste the strawberry or diner, but the grilled meaty/game taste was OVERWHELMING.. I’m not so sure its for me, but my wife loved it!!

  • http://prentissstreet.blogspot.com/ CB Lukens

    GV – Love Morveds, but really only the Cline and some lower priced Bandols. Will seek out – thanks for the show!

  • http://prentissstreet.blogspot.com CB Lukens

    GV – Love Morveds, but really only the Cline and some lower priced Bandols. Will seek out – thanks for the show!

  • wayno da wino

    Yo G…..That was such a GOOOOOOOOOOOOD Episode, I had ta watch it
    again….. :)

  • wayno da wino

    Yo G…..That was such a GOOOOOOOOOOOOD Episode, I had ta watch it
    again….. :)

  • kenny_k

    Love mourvedre, love Bandol, love this show.

  • kenny_k

    Love mourvedre, love Bandol, love this show.

  • RobT

    QOTD: I tried Mourvedre about 2 months ago for the first time, at a restaurant, by the glass, forgot the name. What I remember is fruit bomb. (Enter Kool Aid guy breaking through wall…)

    I’m thinking it was a CA wine, tho…. Looking forward to trying a French (Bandol), or some of the recommendations below (Juan Gil, Jumilla, etc)…

  • RobT

    QOTD: I tried Mourvedre about 2 months ago for the first time, at a restaurant, by the glass, forgot the name. What I remember is fruit bomb. (Enter Kool Aid guy breaking through wall…)

    I’m thinking it was a CA wine, tho…. Looking forward to trying a French (Bandol), or some of the recommendations below (Juan Gil, Jumilla, etc)…

  • Patty Wilson

    QOTD: If I had watched this ep when it came out in early January, I would have said I never heard of the grape, but we opened up a Neyers Mourvedre, Pato Vineyard, Contra Costra County, 2006, last night. I bought it at Wine Library, but I don’t remember when. You don’t have it now. I bought it, I’m sure, based on Neyers reputation. It was really good, red licorice, great color. The list price is $25.95 on other websites, but I don’t know what I paid.

    Also, I believe that I’ve had some Monastreill in the past, possibly in a blend. Definitely not a grape that was in my radar.

    The $60 bottle sounds great, but I don’t think I’m ready to pay that much right now.

  • Patty Wilson

    QOTD: If I had watched this ep when it came out in early January, I would have said I never heard of the grape, but we opened up a Neyers Mourvedre, Pato Vineyard, Contra Costra County, 2006, last night. I bought it at Wine Library, but I don’t remember when. You don’t have it now. I bought it, I’m sure, based on Neyers reputation. It was really good, red licorice, great color. The list price is $25.95 on other websites, but I don’t know what I paid.

    Also, I believe that I’ve had some Monastreill in the past, possibly in a blend. Definitely not a grape that was in my radar.

    The $60 bottle sounds great, but I don’t think I’m ready to pay that much right now.

  • lawschooldrunk

    QOTD: none. are any kosher?

  • lawschooldrunk

    QOTD: none. are any kosher?

  • yowens

    Great show! Greg

  • yowens

    Great show! Greg

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Interesting show…. a wine i’ll have to try in the future. QOTD: None so far. :(

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Interesting show…. a wine i’ll have to try in the future. QOTD: None so far. :(

  • Denner Grl

    The Mourvedre that I’ve had have been from the Paso Robles area. Denner Vineyards uses Mourvedre in a number of their wines (Ditch Digger, Syrah, Grenache, etc.) as well as has one that is mostly Mourvedre. (Disclaimer: I work there) I like that we have something that most folks in our area DON’T make, and we make it well.

    I’ve also had Cass Winery’s Mourvedre, which I always tell people that their 06 was like Al Pacino from Scent of a Woman in a glass…it had the “hoo-wah” factor. Nice spice, deep fruit.

    I’m always quick to try more – had a couple from Rhone area (when I knew it was in there). It’s a fantastic grape. I’m hoping to see more of it as time progresses!

  • Denner Grl

    The Mourvedre that I’ve had have been from the Paso Robles area. Denner Vineyards uses Mourvedre in a number of their wines (Ditch Digger, Syrah, Grenache, etc.) as well as has one that is mostly Mourvedre. (Disclaimer: I work there) I like that we have something that most folks in our area DON’T make, and we make it well.

    I’ve also had Cass Winery’s Mourvedre, which I always tell people that their 06 was like Al Pacino from Scent of a Woman in a glass…it had the “hoo-wah” factor. Nice spice, deep fruit.

    I’m always quick to try more – had a couple from Rhone area (when I knew it was in there). It’s a fantastic grape. I’m hoping to see more of it as time progresses!

  • hollisdevillo

    one time me and Mourvedre went to a seedy little juke joint just off the main highway in the outskirts of Bandol. A broomhouse mama greeted us at the door with a platter of fine cheeses and cured gamey meats while a young pimply lad poured us some cool rose. a young maiden then hustled us through a series of passage ways, the sounds creschendoing, until we happened upon a beaded doorway. she motioned us to go forward, so we did, and came upon a lot of dancing, inebriated, lively folk swaying and swashing to the sounds of a trio who were known all around these parts of town for their glass toasting traditionals. I don't remember much after that.

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  • Anonymous

    QOTD/General Response: Great energy on this episode. First episode in which I’ve tried one of the wines (The Cline Vineyards) and I gotta say I agreed with you completely. Actually, I was a little harsher and probably would have gone a few points lower. My experiences with Monastrell have been very up and down–sometimes they maintain the rusticity other times it ends up like the Cline version. I think Provence/Languedoc are the best areas for MV and if I see its presence in a Rhone blend that’s a swayer.

    Big Bandol fan. I’ve always picked up dried raisins/fig/bark on them but I haven’t tried a single vineyard Tempier (think I’m more of a Pradeaux partisan).

  • John__J

    qotd: mainly Bandol, and it’s one of my all time fav wines

  • Anonymous

    Have had Cline and Turkey Flat before.. QOTD-mostly in blends. http://www.winelx.com

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1563600162 Krishna Patel

    cant wait to try some of these wines! CKC @ Virginia Tech! Come visit us soon!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=630276710 Luca Bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘not too over the top. A push-up bra and low cut…but not NAKED.’

    Gary on form as usual, talking about a really interesting grape, and fooling around with his tasting technique

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