EP 727 New Zealand and Australian Wine Tasting – NYC Week Day 2

Gary Vaynerchuk continues NYC Week by putting New Zealand and Australian wines to the test.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Allan Scott Riesling
2008 Giesen Sauvignon Blanc
2007 D’arenberg The Stump Jump RedAustralian Red Blend

Links mentioned in todays episode.

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luca bercelli

87/100

lines of the day – ‘dissecting these wines for my palate (which is why you watch the show – not for these clowns) and ‘don’t touch the Jets spit bucket EVER AGAIN’

Not my favourite format…I don’t particularly want to hear the views of Joe Public, and once again the sound didn’t work on the audience

Tags: meritage, New Zealand, NYC Week, red, review, Riesling, sauvignon blanc, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • leiby

    I know you didn’t mean to, but all the different explainations of things people were tasting on the D’Arenberg made me kinda want to taste it!
    QOTD: You know me! Die hard Kim Crawford SB fan.

  • leiby

    I know you didn’t mean to, but all the different explainations of things people were tasting on the D’Arenberg made me kinda want to taste it!
    QOTD: You know me! Die hard Kim Crawford SB fan.

  • Neil K

    A while back Gary, you said you were intending to come to New Zealand, is this still in your agenda?
    If so, here is a must do list
    1 Go to Kaikoura and get a fresh cooked crayfish at the roadside caravan.
    2 If the weather is fine sit at the table by the carpark, looking out to sea.
    3 Get some Griffins original snax crackers, and some Pams thousand island dressing.
    4 Crack open the crayfish put some on the cracker add some thousand island dressing, take a bite.
    5 Pour a glass of Kim Crawford 2005 Riesling, (not chilled) and drink.
    6 Then tell me about paradise !!!

  • Neil K

    A while back Gary, you said you were intending to come to New Zealand, is this still in your agenda?
    If so, here is a must do list
    1 Go to Kaikoura and get a fresh cooked crayfish at the roadside caravan.
    2 If the weather is fine sit at the table by the carpark, looking out to sea.
    3 Get some Griffins original snax crackers, and some Pams thousand island dressing.
    4 Crack open the crayfish put some on the cracker add some thousand island dressing, take a bite.
    5 Pour a glass of Kim Crawford 2005 Riesling, (not chilled) and drink.
    6 Then tell me about paradise !!!

  • ChrisR

    Gary, I love the concept of NYC week, and I wish I were enjoying the shows more for what they are, but the Mickey Mouse audio is somewhat ruining it. Not going to dissect what’s already been dissected in the comments, but just want to throw in my vote for using a boom mike. Or, if you really wanted to “Crush It”, you could individually mike each person. Hopefully tomorrow and Friday’s will be better.

    QOTD: I’ve been pleased with a lot of wine made by Yalumba, from their inexpensive Viognier to their pricier Centrenario Grenache. I’d love to see you do another show on high end NON-shiraz Aussie wine. I really think that, much like every other new world wine region, year-to-year variation is huge, and you can’t knock a place based on a single vintage.

  • ChrisR

    Gary, I love the concept of NYC week, and I wish I were enjoying the shows more for what they are, but the Mickey Mouse audio is somewhat ruining it. Not going to dissect what’s already been dissected in the comments, but just want to throw in my vote for using a boom mike. Or, if you really wanted to “Crush It”, you could individually mike each person. Hopefully tomorrow and Friday’s will be better.

    QOTD: I’ve been pleased with a lot of wine made by Yalumba, from their inexpensive Viognier to their pricier Centrenario Grenache. I’d love to see you do another show on high end NON-shiraz Aussie wine. I really think that, much like every other new world wine region, year-to-year variation is huge, and you can’t knock a place based on a single vintage.

  • Anonymous

    Gotta agree on the audio. You guys continue to do poorly in the road show audio. Study up, Mott. Gary has the scratch to get you whatever sound rig you need.

    The lady in red is famous, now. She’ll be part of the WLTV culture for awhile, I’ll bet.

    QOTD: Buller & Son Caliope Rare Muscat. Smooth, toffey, caramel, raisin. Delicious. Pricey, but worth it – once.

  • Phredd

    Gotta agree on the audio. You guys continue to do poorly in the road show audio. Study up, Mott. Gary has the scratch to get you whatever sound rig you need.

    The lady in red is famous, now. She’ll be part of the WLTV culture for awhile, I’ll bet.

    QOTD: Buller & Son Caliope Rare Muscat. Smooth, toffey, caramel, raisin. Delicious. Pricey, but worth it – once.

  • Snarf

    QOTD: tossup between 1999 Elderton Command Shirz and 2002 D’Arenberg Deas Arm Shiraz

  • Snarf

    QOTD: tossup between 1999 Elderton Command Shirz and 2002 D’Arenberg Deas Arm Shiraz

  • http://www.playingwithknives.com/ Andy W

    Too bad these didn’t show better. I really don’t like Reisling much, but no one here seemed to complain about the sweetness, so maybe it’s worth a shot.

    QOTD: We used to drink the bargain four emus shiraz. Wasn’t bad don’t drink enough from NZ or Down Under to know better.

  • http://www.playingwithknives.com Andy W

    Too bad these didn’t show better. I really don’t like Reisling much, but no one here seemed to complain about the sweetness, so maybe it’s worth a shot.

    QOTD: We used to drink the bargain four emus shiraz. Wasn’t bad don’t drink enough from NZ or Down Under to know better.

  • Benj

    QOTD: NZ – Felton Road 2008 Riesling. I’ve had a few Rieslings out of Central Otago lately and liked them all. Also Saint Clair Godfreys Creek Reserve Gewurztraminer. Beautiful, beautiful stuff. Tastes like an Alsatian GC.

    Aus – Torbreck The Factor 2000 I had last week, that was exceptional. I’m also a huge fan of De Bortoli’s “The Noble One” botrytised Semillon and all of Stephanie Toole’s wines at Mount Horrocks.

  • Benj

    QOTD: NZ – Felton Road 2008 Riesling. I’ve had a few Rieslings out of Central Otago lately and liked them all. Also Saint Clair Godfreys Creek Reserve Gewurztraminer. Beautiful, beautiful stuff. Tastes like an Alsatian GC.

    Aus – Torbreck The Factor 2000 I had last week, that was exceptional. I’m also a huge fan of De Bortoli’s “The Noble One” botrytised Semillon and all of Stephanie Toole’s wines at Mount Horrocks.

  • AMM3RD

    2006 Staete Landt Pinot Noir (New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough) 6/15/2009 AMM3RD 91
    91-92 Pts. This wine is super enjoyable. Bright red fruits with depth and balance. Fresh acidity, this wine never disappoints. Medium/Full flavor without being heavy. Medium/light color. Recommended in any vintage. Drink over the next 3-5 years…AMM

  • AMM3RD

    2006 Staete Landt Pinot Noir (New Zealand, South Island, Marlborough) 6/15/2009 AMM3RD 91
    91-92 Pts. This wine is super enjoyable. Bright red fruits with depth and balance. Fresh acidity, this wine never disappoints. Medium/Full flavor without being heavy. Medium/light color. Recommended in any vintage. Drink over the next 3-5 years…AMM

  • Dana

    QOTD:

    Aus – Leasingham 2007 Magnus riesling For Andy W, a good dry riesling for $11 in PA so probably cheaper elsewhere

    NZ – Kim Crawford SB a few years ago.

  • Dana

    QOTD:

    Aus – Leasingham 2007 Magnus riesling For Andy W, a good dry riesling for $11 in PA so probably cheaper elsewhere

    NZ – Kim Crawford SB a few years ago.

  • JayZee

    I could have done without the annoying echo and I still couldn’t hear the guests very well. The show was still interesting, though.

    QOTD: Glaetzer Godolphin

  • JayZee

    I could have done without the annoying echo and I still couldn’t hear the guests very well. The show was still interesting, though.

    QOTD: Glaetzer Godolphin

  • Heather

    QOTD: Langmeil The Fifth Wave. Not sure which vintage – likely ’05 or ’06

  • Heather

    QOTD: Langmeil The Fifth Wave. Not sure which vintage – likely ’05 or ’06

  • stump

    Lady in red. Wow.

    Mott, turn the room mic off when Gary is talking. I thought I was having an acid flashback at the Giesen.

    QOTD: Still relatively new to wine. When I started at it seriously about a year ago, I was amazed by Molly Dooker’s Blue Eyed Boy, whichever vintage it was that was released last fall. I’m sure my palate has since changed.

  • stump

    Lady in red. Wow.

    Mott, turn the room mic off when Gary is talking. I thought I was having an acid flashback at the Giesen.

    QOTD: Still relatively new to wine. When I started at it seriously about a year ago, I was amazed by Molly Dooker’s Blue Eyed Boy, whichever vintage it was that was released last fall. I’m sure my palate has since changed.

  • http://www.timothylusk.com/ Timothy Lusk

    So, I just watched this episode on iTunes and even though it’s probably weeks old, I wanted to say that the 2004 Hawkes Bay Red Square Pinot Noir is my wife and my favorite New Zealand wine. It’s actually from our first date, but it’s unbelievable.

    I hope others can enjoy it too.

  • http://www.timothylusk.com Timothy Lusk

    So, I just watched this episode on iTunes and even though it’s probably weeks old, I wanted to say that the 2004 Hawkes Bay Red Square Pinot Noir is my wife and my favorite New Zealand wine. It’s actually from our first date, but it’s unbelievable.

    I hope others can enjoy it too.

  • PeterB

    QOTD:
    Australian: Step Road 2005, NZ: none yet

  • PeterB

    QOTD:
    Australian: Step Road 2005, NZ: none yet

  • GavinF

    I had The Stump Jump the other night with pizza, and it while it wasn’t too bad, it did seem to be like a Rhone clone. It only cost $10AUD so not bad for the price. I didn’t mind the flavour, and I might even try another bottle just to check.

    QOTD: Best Australian Wine I’ve had (that I can remember the name of): Penfolds Bin 389, 1989 vintage
    Best New Zealand Wine (I haven’t had a whole lot): Wild Duck Pinot Noir.

  • GavinF

    I had The Stump Jump the other night with pizza, and it while it wasn’t too bad, it did seem to be like a Rhone clone. It only cost $10AUD so not bad for the price. I didn’t mind the flavour, and I might even try another bottle just to check.

    QOTD: Best Australian Wine I’ve had (that I can remember the name of): Penfolds Bin 389, 1989 vintage
    Best New Zealand Wine (I haven’t had a whole lot): Wild Duck Pinot Noir.

  • http://www.bencurious.co.nz/ Ben Bradley

    Tohu Reserve Riesling

  • http://www.bencurious.co.nz Ben Bradley

    Tohu Reserve Riesling

  • shannon

    Tried the stump jump on a recommendation. Three of us drank it at the same time and all of us agreed it was VERY metallic tasting. :(

  • shannon

    Tried the stump jump on a recommendation. Three of us drank it at the same time and all of us agreed it was VERY metallic tasting. :(

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    haven’t had much wine from the region apart from sauvignon blancs, the best of which was the Nobilo Icon 2008 , which is incidentally a wine I bought from the first time I took a recommendation from gary

    so thanks buddy!!

  • Anonymous

    Like the two bookends at the table….have had the Stump before QOTD-Amon Ra http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    87/100

    lines of the day – ‘dissecting these wines for my palate (which is why you watch the show – not for these clowns) and ‘don’t touch the Jets spit bucket EVER AGAIN’

    Not my favourite format…I don’t particularly want to hear the views of Joe Public, and once again the sound didn’t work on the audience

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