EP 765 Argentinean Wine Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes one Pinot Noir and two Malbecs from Argentina.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Luigi Bosca Reserva Pinot NoirArgentine Pinot Noir
2006 Lamadrid Malbec ReservaArgentine Malbec
2006 Catena Alta MalbecArgentine Malbec

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luca bercelli

92/100

lines of the day – ‘I’m not Sherlock Holmes or Columbo but I would say that there’s Syrah in this wine’ and ‘what happens when you get immigrant mentality…you win’

Great show, GV’s imagination and finely tuned nose and palate continue to amaze. He picks up a corked wine on the tail end of a quick sniffy sniff. Phenomenal

Tags: Argentina, malbec, Pinot Noir, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • http://gastronautadventures.wordpress.com/ Alex from Montreal

    QOTD: Holiday, most definitely holiday. I love the intro to Like a Prayer though … DAMN, I think I will have to go with Holiday though, it is definitely my favourite!

  • http://gastronautadventures.wordpress.com Alex from Montreal

    QOTD: Holiday, most definitely holiday. I love the intro to Like a Prayer though … DAMN, I think I will have to go with Holiday though, it is definitely my favourite!

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: I’m not a Madonna music fan per se, but does it really get any better than “VOGUE?!!”

  • YoungDave

    QOTD: I’m not a Madonna music fan per se, but does it really get any better than “VOGUE?!!”

  • Larry Fitzpatrick

    My sister’s in Washington twp, NJ. My sister claimed the job of selecting wines. She alway has great wines.

  • Larry Fitzpatrick

    My sister’s in Washington twp, NJ. My sister claimed the job of selecting wines. She alway has great wines.

  • Rob

    Like to hear more about how a wine becomes corked. Is the whole production affected or just that bottle?

  • Rob

    Like to hear more about how a wine becomes corked. Is the whole production affected or just that bottle?

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    QOTD: Like A Virgin, but only because it was performed so campily and brilliantly in Moulin Rouge.

  • http://www.dadekianphoto.com/ David Dadekian

    QOTD: Like A Virgin, but only because it was performed so campily and brilliantly in Moulin Rouge.

  • JBR

    thats pretty lame mr vay-ner-chuk. couldnt you just get mot to go and run to the store room and grab another bottle of the catena, i was looking forward to that review as ive tried the catena zapata and have positioned it in my top 3 wines, its outstanding…..PLEASSSSSSE do another tasting of the Catena Alta “uncorked”. thanks -JBR – uk

  • JBR

    thats pretty lame mr vay-ner-chuk. couldnt you just get mot to go and run to the store room and grab another bottle of the catena, i was looking forward to that review as ive tried the catena zapata and have positioned it in my top 3 wines, its outstanding…..PLEASSSSSSE do another tasting of the Catena Alta “uncorked”. thanks -JBR – uk

  • Jim in Atlanta

    Sorry your wines were bad, but don’t give up on Argentina. QOTD – Like a virgin.

  • Jim in Atlanta

    Sorry your wines were bad, but don’t give up on Argentina. QOTD – Like a virgin.

  • Chippewamike

    QOTD: Vogue

    Disappointed in what Argentina brought to the table. . . I know they can represent better than that. Maybe a “second chance” show??

  • Chippewamike

    QOTD: Vogue

    Disappointed in what Argentina brought to the table. . . I know they can represent better than that. Maybe a “second chance” show??

  • AUSSIE SAMMY S

    Gary,

    Not every show can be 100% perfect. I liked this show as it can outline what can go wrong with some wines…I have tasted some cracker Argentine Malbecs, Norton Reserva 06 for example. Keep pumping out the shows gv

  • AUSSIE SAMMY S

    Gary,

    Not every show can be 100% perfect. I liked this show as it can outline what can go wrong with some wines…I have tasted some cracker Argentine Malbecs, Norton Reserva 06 for example. Keep pumping out the shows gv

  • Don Simpson

    Yikes, tough day for Argentina! After spending 3 weeks exploring Argentina (Buenos Aires, camping & fly fishing in Patagona, glaciers in El Calafate, and Tierra del Fuego)and enjoying CHEAP wine throughout, wine from Argentina will always be special for me. Can’t wait to go back and definitely checking out Mendoza this time.

    QOTD: Like A Prayer

  • Don Simpson

    Yikes, tough day for Argentina! After spending 3 weeks exploring Argentina (Buenos Aires, camping & fly fishing in Patagona, glaciers in El Calafate, and Tierra del Fuego)and enjoying CHEAP wine throughout, wine from Argentina will always be special for me. Can’t wait to go back and definitely checking out Mendoza this time.

    QOTD: Like A Prayer

  • hollisdevillo

    hahaha, classic show.

    QOTD= material girl. if i had to choose. or maybe vogue. come to think of it i don’t think i know any others.

  • hollisdevillo

    hahaha, classic show.

    QOTD= material girl. if i had to choose. or maybe vogue. come to think of it i don’t think i know any others.

  • Sonia

    Poor Agentina…
    QOTD: Dear Jesse

  • Sonia

    Poor Agentina…
    QOTD: Dear Jesse

  • Jesse Sauerbrei

    Bummer about the Catena Alta!! Last year I went to “Malbec Camp” put on by the Catena family. It was awesome!! The family flew myself and 11 others from around the U.S. down to Mendoza, we stayed at the family farm, right in the vineyards. I was actually in the exact vineyards that were spoken about on the back of the label. I have to say, I had plenty of the 2005 Catena Alta Malbec around the dinner table while I was there. It was MALBECALATIOUS!!! The 2006 is just as lip smackingly good, in my mind, a better vintage than 2005. Sorry it was corked! The whole Catena Alta line rocks, their Chardonnay can bat against the best in the world. LOVE ARGENTINA! Let’s see some wines from Vine Connections Imports as well a bit more huh? You know Susana Balbo and some of the rest of that portfolio is where it’s at. LUCA, TIKAL, BEN MARCO, LAPOSTA, plenty of good juice to be tasted on the Thundershow!!

  • Jesse Sauerbrei

    Bummer about the Catena Alta!! Last year I went to “Malbec Camp” put on by the Catena family. It was awesome!! The family flew myself and 11 others from around the U.S. down to Mendoza, we stayed at the family farm, right in the vineyards. I was actually in the exact vineyards that were spoken about on the back of the label. I have to say, I had plenty of the 2005 Catena Alta Malbec around the dinner table while I was there. It was MALBECALATIOUS!!! The 2006 is just as lip smackingly good, in my mind, a better vintage than 2005. Sorry it was corked! The whole Catena Alta line rocks, their Chardonnay can bat against the best in the world. LOVE ARGENTINA! Let’s see some wines from Vine Connections Imports as well a bit more huh? You know Susana Balbo and some of the rest of that portfolio is where it’s at. LUCA, TIKAL, BEN MARCO, LAPOSTA, plenty of good juice to be tasted on the Thundershow!!

  • http://www.eastcoastpalate.com/ EastCoastChris

    Gary, I don’t know what’s up with the Malbec and the fakeness. I just opened a couple $12 Malbecs the other day, stoked to see how they compared. Both were very chemical smelling, and you said it best when you said that second wine was just “fake”. I’m a big Malbec fan, what are some recommendations for some good wines between $10 and $20?

  • http://www.eastcoastpalate.com EastCoastChris

    Gary, I don’t know what’s up with the Malbec and the fakeness. I just opened a couple $12 Malbecs the other day, stoked to see how they compared. Both were very chemical smelling, and you said it best when you said that second wine was just “fake”. I’m a big Malbec fan, what are some recommendations for some good wines between $10 and $20?

  • JayZee

    Wow! Tragic line-up today. Oh well. SDH.

    QOTD: Into the Groove

  • JayZee

    Wow! Tragic line-up today. Oh well. SDH.

    QOTD: Into the Groove

  • Carole W.

    Gary – Why don't you try some Malbecs from the Yakima Valley in Washington. Yum.

  • http://twitter.com/Arien Arien

    I like the Alamos Malbec

  • Anonymous

    Have had the Bosca and Catena..had dinner with Laura Catena a couple months ago, great lady! QOTD-Borderline. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    92/100

    lines of the day – ‘I’m not Sherlock Holmes or Columbo but I would say that there’s Syrah in this wine’ and ‘what happens when you get immigrant mentality…you win’

    Great show, GV’s imagination and finely tuned nose and palate continue to amaze. He picks up a corked wine on the tail end of a quick sniffy sniff. Phenomenal

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