EP 751 Torrontes Taste Off

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes 2 Torrontes side by side and announces the next Vayniac Virtual Tasting Along!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 La Yunta Torrontes Stelvin ClosureArgentine Torrontes
2009 Simonassi TorrontesArgentine Torrontes

Wines for the Friday Show

2008 Calera Central Coast Chardonnay Central Coast Chardonnay
2007 Healdsburg Ranches ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay

Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

89/100

line of the day – ‘Mr Sanchize. We’ve been winning in spite of him a lot more than people know’ GV knew it then, most Jets fans haven’t woken up to it even now.

Good, tight episode, like the new shorter format

Tags: Argentina, review, Torrontes, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • wyld

    Funny you tried Torrontes tonight,my first day back after a day or two off and i opened a bottle of white wine i had not tried before, and went to watch your show. BAM, Torrontes tasting, glad you mentioned the nose, after my sniffy sniff i worried i got into something a little too over the top, but lucky mine was rather mellow and good.

    Sorry about your Jets, but im a big fan of Ricky Williams, so kinda happy he had a good game.

    QOTD: The entire summer i was into whites, but reds are my favorite, so im just enjoying getting back to center and happily drinking reds.

  • wyld

    Funny you tried Torrontes tonight,my first day back after a day or two off and i opened a bottle of white wine i had not tried before, and went to watch your show. BAM, Torrontes tasting, glad you mentioned the nose, after my sniffy sniff i worried i got into something a little too over the top, but lucky mine was rather mellow and good.

    Sorry about your Jets, but im a big fan of Ricky Williams, so kinda happy he had a good game.

    QOTD: The entire summer i was into whites, but reds are my favorite, so im just enjoying getting back to center and happily drinking reds.

  • J Crazy

    South African wines are in my cross hairs lately.

  • J Crazy

    South African wines are in my cross hairs lately.

  • http://www.maryswineshop.com/ Mary

    Hi,
    Love the show. Am buying your book today on Amazon.

    My FAV Torrontes is: 08 Colome….Scrumpious!

  • http://www.maryswineshop.com Mary

    Hi,
    Love the show. Am buying your book today on Amazon.

    My FAV Torrontes is: 08 Colome….Scrumpious!

  • http://www.vinisfera.com/ Carlos Valenzuela

    Hey Gary, I’ve been tasting some torrontes lately and I dont know if its maybe from mass production or just not good care, but they smell and taste almost artificial… BUT I tasted yesterday a Quara Torrontés 2005. from Salta, Argentina, and to my surprise it was very good! Golden with platinum and silver borders; on the nose it was full with tropical fruits like litchi, maracuja and a very strange fruit called JACKA. It was also well balanced like in the mid-range, not a bombastic wine, but well balanced. A nice break from almost fabric softener smell torrontes!

  • http://www.vinisfera.com Carlos Valenzuela

    Hey Gary, I’ve been tasting some torrontes lately and I dont know if its maybe from mass production or just not good care, but they smell and taste almost artificial… BUT I tasted yesterday a Quara Torrontés 2005. from Salta, Argentina, and to my surprise it was very good! Golden with platinum and silver borders; on the nose it was full with tropical fruits like litchi, maracuja and a very strange fruit called JACKA. It was also well balanced like in the mid-range, not a bombastic wine, but well balanced. A nice break from almost fabric softener smell torrontes!

  • Stu

    If you are spending under 15 dollars on a Torrontes and you are buying one from anywhere other than Salta you are taking a huge risk. Do not let this show scare you off from the varietal, but do let it scare you off from Mendoza and Rioja. There are, or course, exceptions, and if you are feeling adventurous go ahead, but good luck.

  • Stu

    If you are spending under 15 dollars on a Torrontes and you are buying one from anywhere other than Salta you are taking a huge risk. Do not let this show scare you off from the varietal, but do let it scare you off from Mendoza and Rioja. There are, or course, exceptions, and if you are feeling adventurous go ahead, but good luck.

  • Scalpa

    love the tight shows – great stuff as always
    QOTD: looking to drink coulee de serrant from Joly, and try out some german rieslings
    Cheers GV

  • Scalpa

    love the tight shows – great stuff as always
    QOTD: looking to drink coulee de serrant from Joly, and try out some german rieslings
    Cheers GV

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Zins and Melbacs are my go to’s.

  • jayhitek

    QOTD: Zins and Melbacs are my go to’s.

  • Kathy Hughes

    QOTD: Bubbly ! All the best from Naples Kathy aka Champagne Lady

  • http://WLTV Kathy Hughes

    QOTD: Bubbly ! All the best from Naples Kathy aka Champagne Lady

  • http://kevinkossowan.blogspot.com/ Kevin

    QOTD: Anything red. Nice when the weather makes the wines taste better rather than undesirable.

  • http://kevinkossowan.blogspot.com Kevin

    QOTD: Anything red. Nice when the weather makes the wines taste better rather than undesirable.

  • Don Simpson

    Torrentes just got served!

    QOTD: A few things. Some Cotes du Rhones and exploring some other areas of France where I haven’t had too many wines(Corbieres, Languedoc). Also, I took a break from Italy so I’m going to get back on that train soon too.

  • Don Simpson

    Torrentes just got served!

    QOTD: A few things. Some Cotes du Rhones and exploring some other areas of France where I haven’t had too many wines(Corbieres, Languedoc). Also, I took a break from Italy so I’m going to get back on that train soon too.

  • JasonA

    QOTD: Lookin forward to trying different types of Beaujolais this fall. Especially the grand crus, now that I have found a store that has a few different ones!!

    jason

  • JasonA

    QOTD: Lookin forward to trying different types of Beaujolais this fall. Especially the grand crus, now that I have found a store that has a few different ones!!

    jason

  • Anonymous

    Gary, thank you for your explanation of the grape, that is the stuff i come here for. Got a bottle of Torrontes 2009 by Alamos, just because i saw it and had never tried Torrontes. Pretty good stuff, for $8 i am pretty happy with this, very aromatic like you said on some of your other episodes. Thank you GV!
    QOTD: fall makes me want Nebbiolo!

  • Anonymous

    Have not had many Argentina whites.. QOTD-Cabs http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    89/100

    line of the day – ‘Mr Sanchize. We’ve been winning in spite of him a lot more than people know’ GV knew it then, most Jets fans haven’t woken up to it even now.

    Good, tight episode, like the new shorter format

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