EP 635 Carneros Wines Picked By A Facebook Fan

Yesterday Gary used Twitter and Facebook to send out a message to the fans of the show to pick the show for today, and one of the 200 recommendations was Cyrus’s idea to do Carneros. What is going on with the place that has such a wonderful reputation for Chardonnay and Pinot Noir?

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Rombauer Carneros ChardonnayNapa Chardonnay
2007 Neyers Chardonnay CarnerosNapa Chardonnay
2005 Castle Estate Pinot Noir Los CarnerosSonoma Pinot Noir
2006 Etude Pinot Noir CarnerosNapa Pinot Noir

Links mentioned in today’s episode.

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Luca Bercelli

93/100

line of the day – ‘It’s got one dimension and that dimension is mah!’

I feel like Gary was right on point during this episode. Made me laugh out loud a couple of times (‘what have you got, I can juggle two corks’ etc) and evaluation of the wines seemed razor sharp. Who needs guests when you can be this entertaining on your own?

Tags: california, Carneros, chardonnay, napa, Pinot Noir, red, review, Sonoma, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary Vee,

    QOTD: Somewhere in the 50-60 range, with nearly each one more sarcastic than the last…

    The FAA Makes Me Drink

    P.S. LOVED today’s guest. Hope to see a LOT more of he or she or whatever…

  • thefaamakesmedrink

    Gary Vee,

    QOTD: Somewhere in the 50-60 range, with nearly each one more sarcastic than the last…

    The FAA Makes Me Drink

    P.S. LOVED today’s guest. Hope to see a LOT more of he or she or whatever…

  • Abbe Faria

    QOTD: Some 20 or 30 give or take.

  • Abbe Faria

    QOTD: Some 20 or 30 give or take.

  • J Crazy

    Gary, you f’in rockin’ the shiz! Too bad Carneros didn’t show better as there are many a great wines made there. And, homie, no sparkling? You’ll just have to do another show all about Cali Sparkling…Hold on now, have you don’t that? Don’t think so! Make it happen!

    QOTD: at least 400

  • J Crazy

    Gary, you f’in rockin’ the shiz! Too bad Carneros didn’t show better as there are many a great wines made there. And, homie, no sparkling? You’ll just have to do another show all about Cali Sparkling…Hold on now, have you don’t that? Don’t think so! Make it happen!

    QOTD: at least 400

  • Chas

    QOTD: 2 now

    Awesome show, enjoyed the excitement.

  • Chas

    QOTD: 2 now

    Awesome show, enjoyed the excitement.

  • M

    QOTD: I’ve been watching since episode 400-something. Therefore I have left over 200 comments. I am running a few days behind but I always leave a comment. I once got a wrist band for commenting. That was awesome. Thanks.

    Recently I began working in a Wine & Spirits shop. I want to do cartwheels when a customer buys a 750ml bottle of wine. Too many boxes of wine are flying off the shelves. Also too many people buy pink zin in the 1.5 L bottles. At least they like wine but I wish they would expand their palates. Too each his own.

  • M

    QOTD: I’ve been watching since episode 400-something. Therefore I have left over 200 comments. I am running a few days behind but I always leave a comment. I once got a wrist band for commenting. That was awesome. Thanks.

    Recently I began working in a Wine & Spirits shop. I want to do cartwheels when a customer buys a 750ml bottle of wine. Too many boxes of wine are flying off the shelves. Also too many people buy pink zin in the 1.5 L bottles. At least they like wine but I wish they would expand their palates. Too each his own.

  • Beau Mitall

    About 10 maybe…How terrible is it to have a stuffy nose and watch you smell and taste wine.

  • Beau Mitall

    About 10 maybe…How terrible is it to have a stuffy nose and watch you smell and taste wine.

  • Rick O’Shea

    Nice show. Very informative. I have been watching since your were on Mad Money…and I’d say I’ve left around 30-40 comments.

  • Rick O’Shea

    Nice show. Very informative. I have been watching since your were on Mad Money…and I’d say I’ve left around 30-40 comments.

  • Matthew Bellamy

    Great show Gary. Not as familiar with Carneros as they often don’t make it across the pond. QOTD: I often leave comments but not as frequently as you deserve Gary.

  • Matthew Bellamy

    Great show Gary. Not as familiar with Carneros as they often don’t make it across the pond. QOTD: I often leave comments but not as frequently as you deserve Gary.

  • Scottie P

    Good show! Nice to see GV flying solo after the slew of guests.
    QOTD: probably getting close to 100. I have to admit to some lurking here and there…

  • Scottie P

    Good show! Nice to see GV flying solo after the slew of guests.
    QOTD: probably getting close to 100. I have to admit to some lurking here and there…

  • Ryan D

    Qotd: I’m over 50 or so.

  • Ryan D

    Qotd: I’m over 50 or so.

  • my2cents

    I want to congratulate Gary for his humble remarks while still bashing one of his best selling wines. Keep it up!
    Also for making the point that while a wine may not be to your liking don’t assume all wines of that variety will be the same.

    I have posted less times than I have watched. I needed to get familiar with things first. I will guess between 28 and 40. That’s a total guess. Maybe Mott knows for sure?

  • my2cents

    I want to congratulate Gary for his humble remarks while still bashing one of his best selling wines. Keep it up!
    Also for making the point that while a wine may not be to your liking don’t assume all wines of that variety will be the same.

    I have posted less times than I have watched. I needed to get familiar with things first. I will guess between 28 and 40. That’s a total guess. Maybe Mott knows for sure?

  • http://www.brianthomasclark.com/ Brian Thomas Clark

    Great show, Gary!

    I think I have only left about 5 comments, but I am now committed to leaving one whenever I watch an episode.

    Been watching you since last November, so I’ve been doing a lot of catch up.

    I know I have purchased wine from the Carneros region before without knowing it, but given the price points on some of these, I might shy away from them. I’m always on the look out for a great under-$20.

    Thanks!

  • http://www.brianthomasclark.com Brian Thomas Clark

    Great show, Gary!

    I think I have only left about 5 comments, but I am now committed to leaving one whenever I watch an episode.

    Been watching you since last November, so I’ve been doing a lot of catch up.

    I know I have purchased wine from the Carneros region before without knowing it, but given the price points on some of these, I might shy away from them. I’m always on the look out for a great under-$20.

    Thanks!

  • Dr. Lance

    Sorry Gary, I’m catching up.
    QOTD: Gosh…I have no idea, but probably about 20 comments so far.

  • Dr. Lance

    Sorry Gary, I’m catching up.
    QOTD: Gosh…I have no idea, but probably about 20 comments so far.

  • http://www.tracer345.org/ Bill The Wrist Watch Freak

    GV, you’re not overbearing in your interview style – in the immortal words of the great Billy Joel, “Don’t go changin'”!

    The Butter Bandit – long time no see!

    Like the reading of the comments at the beginning. Sorry you weren’t happy about the feel The Nation had (predominately) about your last guest, but we’ve been taught by you to keep it real. Monsieur Joly a few episodes back was “older-school” than Robert, but he rocked the house with his passion and his own style. Plus he was honest…

    QOTD: Maybe a dozen or so? Doesn’t matter – you answered my question about your wrist watch, so I will lurk no more! ;-)

  • http://www.tracer345.org Bill The Wrist Watch Freak

    GV, you’re not overbearing in your interview style – in the immortal words of the great Billy Joel, “Don’t go changin'”!

    The Butter Bandit – long time no see!

    Like the reading of the comments at the beginning. Sorry you weren’t happy about the feel The Nation had (predominately) about your last guest, but we’ve been taught by you to keep it real. Monsieur Joly a few episodes back was “older-school” than Robert, but he rocked the house with his passion and his own style. Plus he was honest…

    QOTD: Maybe a dozen or so? Doesn’t matter – you answered my question about your wrist watch, so I will lurk no more! ;-)

  • Denis Poirier

    QOTD : this is my 3rd!!!

  • Denis Poirier

    QOTD : this is my 3rd!!!

  • Kate the Great

    A mighty 10 comments Gary! But we’ve watched much more:)

  • Kate the Great

    A mighty 10 comments Gary! But we’ve watched much more:)

  • JD in DC

    QOTD: 5 or 6 comments over the past 4 months.

  • JD in DC

    QOTD: 5 or 6 comments over the past 4 months.

  • http://www.williamedwards.net/ C-Lo

    QOTD: probably 60 or so, some recently some on very old episodes.

    I need to comment more though! You are the man

  • http://www.williamedwards.net C-Lo

    QOTD: probably 60 or so, some recently some on very old episodes.

    I need to comment more though! You are the man

  • Dan-o

    GV – I have been watching the show for about 2.5 years. I comment on every episode that I watch, and I don not miss them, they stay on my e-mail until viewed. Therefore, I would have to say that I have left between 300-400 comments.

  • Dan-o

    GV – I have been watching the show for about 2.5 years. I comment on every episode that I watch, and I don not miss them, they stay on my e-mail until viewed. Therefore, I would have to say that I have left between 300-400 comments.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Never heard of Carneros ( of course :| ). Even though the wines didnt do too well its something to think about when Im at my wine shop in the future. Thanks for the love Gary. I’ll try to continue to be a loyal Vayniac in the future as well as now. QOTD: Ive seen every show, but didnt start commenting until I watched them on here….I watched a bunch on youtube. Id say ive left at least 350 comments, and def. have left a comment on every episode ive watched here.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    Never heard of Carneros ( of course :| ). Even though the wines didnt do too well its something to think about when Im at my wine shop in the future. Thanks for the love Gary. I’ll try to continue to be a loyal Vayniac in the future as well as now. QOTD: Ive seen every show, but didnt start commenting until I watched them on here….I watched a bunch on youtube. Id say ive left at least 350 comments, and def. have left a comment on every episode ive watched here.

  • looper

    Havent had an over the top buttered popcorn chard in a while. Have been steering away from them. I am going to get that rombauer just for that.
    QOTD: no comments in 30 episodes over 2 months. 11 comments since. And I will leave one for every episode I watch here on out.

  • looper

    Havent had an over the top buttered popcorn chard in a while. Have been steering away from them. I am going to get that rombauer just for that.
    QOTD: no comments in 30 episodes over 2 months. 11 comments since. And I will leave one for every episode I watch here on out.

  • richardvinifera

    QOTD: My first comment was episode 204, seen every episode but don't always have something to say, so i'd guess 300

  • richardvinifera

    25:05, laugh in the background, caught me off guard watching late at night!

  • donutcrisis

    This is my first comment. I found out about WineLibraryTV while listening to the Windows Weekly podcast; Paul Thurrott gave a hearty recommendation. I eventually got around to watching the show…now I am obsessed. I am a pretty big noob when it comes to wine, but I think the art of wine-making and the art of wine-drinking are fascinating!

    I got to this specific episode because I ordered two bottles of the Rom at a nice dinner, on the advice of my date. She had visited the winery. I actually thought it was pretty good. <A sign to keep drinking, I guess!!!

  • jjsmitty

    Had a 2008 Rombauer ($32.) with king crab yesterday, I really liked, so much that I was compelled to searched your site to see if you had reviewed it. I didn't know anything about it, a friend asked me to see if they had it at the market, I had no expectations. Amongst 2 other $12 bottles this stood out as a very good wine, but that is not a fair fight. Crazy apple oak butter action. For me the apple was as dominant as the butter. BTW, did some some tasting at Hanzell the other day, what a range within the chardonnay varietal.

  • Brett

    I was pleasantly surprised to have a Napa Chardonnay that actually tasted like Chardonnay the other day while tasting at Signorello Estate Winery. It was made in the Burgundian style, 20% new FO (80% neutral) and 20% ML. Come to find out that Pierre Bierbant, Winemaker and Vineyard Manager (6th generation grapegrower and winemaker from France) hasn't made a wine that has scored lower than 89 points on any scale in the 12 years he's been at Signorello. He should be considered a super-star winemaker but unfortunately has not been given proper recognition by the Proprietor. Let's try and get this winemaker the credit he deserves.

  • John__J

    qotd: This is my 977th

    Really good episode btw

  • Anonymous

    Have had Rombauer, Neyres and Etude before. QOTD-over a grand.. http://www.winelx.com

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

    93/100

    line of the day – ‘It’s got one dimension and that dimension is mah!’

    I feel like Gary was right on point during this episode. Made me laugh out loud a couple of times (‘what have you got, I can juggle two corks’ etc) and evaluation of the wines seemed razor sharp. Who needs guests when you can be this entertaining on your own?

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