EP 730 Spanish Wine Tasting- NYC Week Day 5

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 3 Spanish wines with the crowd for the final episode of NYC Week.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Licia Albarino
2007 Casa Castillo JumillaJumilla
2006 Creta RobleRibera Del Duero

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Laz Mesa

I just realized how much I appreciate Gary. How do these people remember to breathe? The quintessential wine zombies! Sigh!

Tags: Albarino, Jumilla, red, review, Ribera Del Duero, Spain, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://thewinerygrunt.blogspot.com/ Andy at Ramey

    I finally did it. I’m commenting from California. Working the harvest in Healdsburg

    Usually, love the spanish wines. Sometimes they are overdone. But, generally, best QPR if you get the right one. Who else sells wine aged 5-yrs or more for those prices. Gran Reserva

  • http://thewinerygrunt.blogspot.com Andy at Ramey

    I finally did it. I’m commenting from California. Working the harvest in Healdsburg

    Usually, love the spanish wines. Sometimes they are overdone. But, generally, best QPR if you get the right one. Who else sells wine aged 5-yrs or more for those prices. Gran Reserva

  • BuddhaChu

    For future reference:

    After I found out the first of these “NYC Week” videos should have been named “NYC Weak”, I haven’t watched any of the others after that.

  • BuddhaChu

    For future reference:

    After I found out the first of these “NYC Week” videos should have been named “NYC Weak”, I haven’t watched any of the others after that.

  • eric

    love the spanish wines. great review. pulled together a number of other reviews, videos, etc. through kosmix on spanish wines for anyone looking for more: http://www.kosmix.com/topic/spanish+wine?q=spanish+wine&searchSubmit=

    emjoy,

    eric
    KosmixOnWine

  • eric

    love the spanish wines. great review. pulled together a number of other reviews, videos, etc. through kosmix on spanish wines for anyone looking for more: http://www.kosmix.com/topic/spanish+wine?q=spanish+wine&searchSubmit=

    emjoy,

    eric
    KosmixOnWine

  • Angela Carlson

    QOTD: Being a Mom and helping the overwhelmed wine buyers at work (Trader Joes’) find something that is actually drinkable.

  • Angela Carlson

    QOTD: Being a Mom and helping the overwhelmed wine buyers at work (Trader Joes’) find something that is actually drinkable.

  • ChrisR

    QOTD: I hope I’m being a positive example for the younger people in my PhD program. I know I’m certainly not an influence on the field of science with my research, but I hope I’m looked at as a reliable guide to those around me.

    Much better with the audio. It’s been a sore spot all week for these NYC shows, and I feel like this show finally got close to getting it right. I also blame myself (and maybe Drew’s cancer) for the sound issues; MacBooks really do have some of the worst speakers I’ve ever encountered, but I was too lazy to plug in externals. Keep on rockin’ WLTV.

  • ChrisR

    QOTD: I hope I’m being a positive example for the younger people in my PhD program. I know I’m certainly not an influence on the field of science with my research, but I hope I’m looked at as a reliable guide to those around me.

    Much better with the audio. It’s been a sore spot all week for these NYC shows, and I feel like this show finally got close to getting it right. I also blame myself (and maybe Drew’s cancer) for the sound issues; MacBooks really do have some of the worst speakers I’ve ever encountered, but I was too lazy to plug in externals. Keep on rockin’ WLTV.

  • wayno da wino

    Yo Drew, Prayin’ Ya have a Speedy & Full Recovery !!!!!!!!

  • wayno da wino

    Yo Drew, Prayin’ Ya have a Speedy & Full Recovery !!!!!!!!

  • A dumb Rhine king

    QOTD: Besides trying to be the best husband I can be? Volunteering my time for MN viticulture.

  • A dumb Rhine king

    QOTD: Besides trying to be the best husband I can be? Volunteering my time for MN viticulture.

  • Eugene

    Once again, Mott keeping the eye candy in frame. Who arranged seating, best looking girls to gary’s right is a great strategy.

    QOTD: helping the poor, saving the enviroment, driving a Prius, sending floatation devices to the drowning bears, feeding the hungry, carrying the burden of all the world upon my back. no big deal.

  • Eugene

    Once again, Mott keeping the eye candy in frame. Who arranged seating, best looking girls to gary’s right is a great strategy.

    QOTD: helping the poor, saving the enviroment, driving a Prius, sending floatation devices to the drowning bears, feeding the hungry, carrying the burden of all the world upon my back. no big deal.

  • JustinInTX

    QOTD: trying to be the best husband and best dad to my 5 month old I can be. Our children are a blessing and GV I wish you the best in raising Mischa (hope I spelled her name right!)

  • JustinInTX

    QOTD: trying to be the best husband and best dad to my 5 month old I can be. Our children are a blessing and GV I wish you the best in raising Mischa (hope I spelled her name right!)

  • JasonA

    First of the NYC shows I have seen. Good format. Too bad the wines failed though :(

    I Hope the best for Drew though!! Good luck to you man!!

    QOTD: I think the thing I am doing best right now is being a father to my son. At least I hope and pray that I am. He means so MUCH to me. And Gary you know how that feels now!!

    Jason

  • JasonA

    First of the NYC shows I have seen. Good format. Too bad the wines failed though :(

    I Hope the best for Drew though!! Good luck to you man!!

    QOTD: I think the thing I am doing best right now is being a father to my son. At least I hope and pray that I am. He means so MUCH to me. And Gary you know how that feels now!!

    Jason

  • Anonymous

    BIG G!! I have to say that (as you know) I’ve been watching since nearly the beginning, and I rarely have had the wines that you review. However, when I do seek out wines you have reviewed or have already had the wines that you taste on the show, I find that we are usually on the same page.
    That being said, I happened to have tasted both the Casa Castillo and the Creta Roble recently, and was a little surprised by the harsh reviews. I thought that the Casa Castillo was definitely hot and a little faky-fake (fake fruit flavors), but didn’t find it putrid.
    As for the Creta, this wine is definitely lighter in body than the Casa Castillo, and has a lower alcohol content, so it could be expected that the tasters at the table would think it tasted watery after the dominant tannins of the heavier Casa Castillo. Also, I found that the Creta showed much better and more integrated on day two, a luxury that I know you talk about not having on the Thunder Show. Not a great wine, but easily low-to-mid 80s for me. Interesting to see us a bit far apart for once.

    QOTD: I am currently teaching for free at my improv training center.

  • YoungDave

    BIG G!! I have to say that (as you know) I’ve been watching since nearly the beginning, and I rarely have had the wines that you review. However, when I do seek out wines you have reviewed or have already had the wines that you taste on the show, I find that we are usually on the same page.
    That being said, I happened to have tasted both the Casa Castillo and the Creta Roble recently, and was a little surprised by the harsh reviews. I thought that the Casa Castillo was definitely hot and a little faky-fake (fake fruit flavors), but didn’t find it putrid.
    As for the Creta, this wine is definitely lighter in body than the Casa Castillo, and has a lower alcohol content, so it could be expected that the tasters at the table would think it tasted watery after the dominant tannins of the heavier Casa Castillo. Also, I found that the Creta showed much better and more integrated on day two, a luxury that I know you talk about not having on the Thunder Show. Not a great wine, but easily low-to-mid 80s for me. Interesting to see us a bit far apart for once.

    QOTD: I am currently teaching for free at my improv training center.

  • Richie

    QOTD: Trying to live my life the way I want.

  • Richie

    QOTD: Trying to live my life the way I want.

  • Jayhitek

    Another Good looking show.. Excellent work GV.
    QOTD: Rock On Drew!

  • Jayhitek

    Another Good looking show.. Excellent work GV.
    QOTD: Rock On Drew!

  • Zoltan Glass

    Gotta say, I don’t watch your show to hear the opinions of neophyte guests. Most of their remarks are either off point, i.e. a smell is not a taste, or else they are trying so deliberately to give their version of a GV description (ant farm). Trust me, few can relate to what an ant farm smells like. Gary can handle the show on his own or with knowledgeable guest.

  • Zoltan Glass

    Gotta say, I don’t watch your show to hear the opinions of neophyte guests. Most of their remarks are either off point, i.e. a smell is not a taste, or else they are trying so deliberately to give their version of a GV description (ant farm). Trust me, few can relate to what an ant farm smells like. Gary can handle the show on his own or with knowledgeable guest.

  • M

    I still love Spanish wines even with a bad showing. Let’s blame Drew’s cancer.

    QOTD: I try my best.

  • M

    I still love Spanish wines even with a bad showing. Let’s blame Drew’s cancer.

    QOTD: I try my best.

  • Bamboozle

    Shira is really.. hot…. a little distracting on that note but great episode tho. unusual but still good.

  • Bamboozle

    Shira is really.. hot…. a little distracting on that note but great episode tho. unusual but still good.

  • bstryd

    Just watched this segment and – WOW – do I disagree with Gary on the 2007 Casa Castillo Jumilla. Yikes! I don’t know if anyone else wrote on this ‘cuz I didn’t read all the thread, but I’m thinking you had a bad bottle. I know Gary goes his own way, but check some other reviews on this one. I purchased it several times.

  • bstryd

    Just watched this segment and – WOW – do I disagree with Gary on the 2007 Casa Castillo Jumilla. Yikes! I don’t know if anyone else wrote on this ‘cuz I didn’t read all the thread, but I’m thinking you had a bad bottle. I know Gary goes his own way, but check some other reviews on this one. I purchased it several times.

  • http://mattiej.com/ MattieJ

    Actually, I’m a part of a team, writing software, that will help doctors potentially identify diseases, such as cancer, more reliably and more quickly.

  • http://mattiej.com MattieJ

    Actually, I’m a part of a team, writing software, that will help doctors potentially identify diseases, such as cancer, more reliably and more quickly.

  • ElToro

    Luzon seems to be THE value wine in Jumilla right now. Juan Gil is a little more $$ but still a great value. They seem to be doing it real well there. In RdD…Emilio Moro maybe?

  • jonny O

    Had a bottle of the Creta last night. The bottle that Gary and the group had during this tasting must have been corked. Decanted for an hour, I found it to be a lovely wine, without any hints of the barnyard / turpentine taste experienced by this group.

  • valentin

    the woman in the red dress is interested in her male neighbor on her right.

  • Woosnam

    Wow show quality and audio has improved dramatically, Thanks Mott

  • Anonymous

    Love Spainish wines..another hottie next to Gary..QOTD0-stupid question.. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    89/100

    lines of the day – ‘I think this wine is putrid’ and ‘It’s like you’re bored and then you get kicked up the arse’

    My favourite part of this episode is the guy front right who goes 0 for three with possibly the most wayward comments about three wines in the history of WLTV. I wonder if he can get a palate transplant!

  • Laz Mesa

    I just realized how much I appreciate Gary. How do these people remember to breathe? The quintessential wine zombies! Sigh!

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