EP 769 California Chardonnay Throwdown

Gary Vaynerchuk tastes three serious and highly rated Chardonnays and has some big announcements.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Brewer Clifton Santa Rita Hills ChardonnaySanta Barbara Chardonnay
2007 Dumol Isobel ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay
2006 Ramey Ritchie ChardonnayNapa Chardonnay

Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

90/100

line of the day – ‘Mott, you’re sitting there looking awfully gorgeous’ and ‘The butter bandit has not made an appearance on the Thunder Show for years’

Good solid episode

Tags: california, chardonnay, napa, review, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • http://www.paulstagg.com/ Paul

    Long time lurker, coming out AFTER you give something away!

    QOTD: I (we) bring wines (this year a sparkling pinot rose that we’re really excited about, a couple of bottles of Reisling and a couple of US Cabs, we think they are the ultimate US wine for the ultimate US holiday) and pie. Most of the family doesn’t really geek out on wine, but we have fun sharing something we love with them.

    A question on the three pack you’ll be selling at Cinderella… can we order them online and pick up at the store (or are they available in the store?) I live in MD, and our legislature doesn’t think we are responsible enough to have wine shipped to our houses without paying off a MD distributer.. but I am scheduling some meetings for work in the Northern NJ area and might be able to stop by and pick up purchases.

  • http://www.paulstagg.com Paul

    Long time lurker, coming out AFTER you give something away!

    QOTD: I (we) bring wines (this year a sparkling pinot rose that we’re really excited about, a couple of bottles of Reisling and a couple of US Cabs, we think they are the ultimate US wine for the ultimate US holiday) and pie. Most of the family doesn’t really geek out on wine, but we have fun sharing something we love with them.

    A question on the three pack you’ll be selling at Cinderella… can we order them online and pick up at the store (or are they available in the store?) I live in MD, and our legislature doesn’t think we are responsible enough to have wine shipped to our houses without paying off a MD distributer.. but I am scheduling some meetings for work in the Northern NJ area and might be able to stop by and pick up purchases.

  • Dawn S

    Would LOVE to be able to take advantage of the wine specials, but unfortunately we live in TN and the new law doesn’t include retail.

    QOTD: Bringing the whole meal, wine, and myself; it’s just my husband and I this Thanksgiving.

  • Dawn S

    Would LOVE to be able to take advantage of the wine specials, but unfortunately we live in TN and the new law doesn’t include retail.

    QOTD: Bringing the whole meal, wine, and myself; it’s just my husband and I this Thanksgiving.

  • Angela Carlson

    QOTD: My husband and daughter will be going to my In-laws on Wednesday as I’m working until 1 am. David coordinating lunch this year and I’m helping cook as well once I get there. Then I’ll lend a hand at my Mom’s house. Family First!

  • Angela Carlson

    QOTD: My husband and daughter will be going to my In-laws on Wednesday as I’m working until 1 am. David coordinating lunch this year and I’m helping cook as well once I get there. Then I’ll lend a hand at my Mom’s house. Family First!

  • pawncop

    My wife and I will be visiting my sister and her husbands family.

    I will bring my razor like wit and unique insight to the world.

    And green bean casserole. Haven’t figured out which wine yet.

  • pawncop

    My wife and I will be visiting my sister and her husbands family.

    I will bring my razor like wit and unique insight to the world.

    And green bean casserole. Haven’t figured out which wine yet.

  • MaRc

    QOTD: will be at a fren’s place, likely to bring a bottle of red. We’ll see…
    what bout yourself after the tasting?

  • MaRc

    QOTD: will be at a fren’s place, likely to bring a bottle of red. We’ll see…
    what bout yourself after the tasting?

  • http://selectwinesincla.com/default.aspx Made By Foot

    I’ll be going to Santa Barbara, CA with a friend and his wife that invited me to his parent’s place cause I’m not able to make it back to Louisiana. I’ll be bringing some killer wine and champagne, as well as a cynical sense of humor.

  • http://selectwinesincla.com/default.aspx Made By Foot

    I’ll be going to Santa Barbara, CA with a friend and his wife that invited me to his parent’s place cause I’m not able to make it back to Louisiana. I’ll be bringing some killer wine and champagne, as well as a cynical sense of humor.

  • 750ml

    ?OTD – I’m actually bringing the table. Then the sitting on the couch part.

  • 750ml

    ?OTD – I’m actually bringing the table. Then the sitting on the couch part.

  • dmitrievsom

    Hi, Gary)
    Enjoyed this episode. First I’ve thought it would be boring. Chardonnays, common)) But at the end I was pretty surprised with couple of things:
    1. I’ve enjoyed the way Mott moved the camera and U’ve changeg the angle during the tasting of the 3rd wine. Nice, looks fresh, cause your “one sit shots” are too long for me sometimes. The plate with different stuff (you forgot to taste it or it was and intantion to stick a knife in the butter:)?
    2. I just love your improvisation style and that last shot with childish smyle was hilarious.

    QOTD: OOpps, we don’t have Thanksgiving in Ukraine) But still if we would, I would bring some nice Sicilian Red)

    Wish you all best,
    Alexey from Ukraine.

  • http://www,dmitriev.kiev.ua dmitrievsom

    Hi, Gary)
    Enjoyed this episode. First I’ve thought it would be boring. Chardonnays, common)) But at the end I was pretty surprised with couple of things:
    1. I’ve enjoyed the way Mott moved the camera and U’ve changeg the angle during the tasting of the 3rd wine. Nice, looks fresh, cause your “one sit shots” are too long for me sometimes. The plate with different stuff (you forgot to taste it or it was and intantion to stick a knife in the butter:)?
    2. I just love your improvisation style and that last shot with childish smyle was hilarious.

    QOTD: OOpps, we don’t have Thanksgiving in Ukraine) But still if we would, I would bring some nice Sicilian Red)

    Wish you all best,
    Alexey from Ukraine.

  • M

    I am trying to catch up. I’m several episodes behind.

    QOTD: I’m hosting 20 and doing everything but desserts. I don’t do desserts. It’s hard saying ‘no thank you’ to my guests every year. They want to bring food and I want to make MY recipes. Maybe I should say, “Fine!! Bring your own food!! I said not to bring food but apparently, you can’t respect my wishes. Why am I even hosting if you can’t respect your host’s wishes!!” If they have to bring something, then bring a hostess gift, not a side dish. I repeat, I am making the Thanksgiving meal whether you like it or not.

  • M

    I am trying to catch up. I’m several episodes behind.

    QOTD: I’m hosting 20 and doing everything but desserts. I don’t do desserts. It’s hard saying ‘no thank you’ to my guests every year. They want to bring food and I want to make MY recipes. Maybe I should say, “Fine!! Bring your own food!! I said not to bring food but apparently, you can’t respect my wishes. Why am I even hosting if you can’t respect your host’s wishes!!” If they have to bring something, then bring a hostess gift, not a side dish. I repeat, I am making the Thanksgiving meal whether you like it or not.

  • TommyB

    QOTD: Don’t have thanks giving in the UK but if there was in terms of what I would be bringing to the table it would be my pants – to – the party – the pants party – my pants… I would like to invite you to the pants party, the party in my pants.. (Guess the film!! he he he!!)

  • TommyB

    QOTD: Don’t have thanks giving in the UK but if there was in terms of what I would be bringing to the table it would be my pants – to – the party – the pants party – my pants… I would like to invite you to the pants party, the party in my pants.. (Guess the film!! he he he!!)

  • http://tylergolden.net/ Tyler Golden

    Great show. I’ll probably be making a road trip up your way soon.

  • http://tylergolden.net Tyler Golden

    Great show. I’ll probably be making a road trip up your way soon.

  • Scott A

    Just had to pick up the secret pack, why does my confirmation say Cinderella instead of Winelibrary?

    QOTD: The people are the most important part. Making a good mix is hard but can be the most rewarding part.

  • Scott A

    Just had to pick up the secret pack, why does my confirmation say Cinderella instead of Winelibrary?

    QOTD: The people are the most important part. Making a good mix is hard but can be the most rewarding part.

  • Richard Price

    YES I was what you call a “Lurker” Bought “Crush it”
    From So Cal and are familiar with the 3 Chards. My friend is Dumol member
    What winery can compete with Dumol. Chard, Pinot, Syrah, all GREAT !!
    GERMAN rieslings my favorite white of all… Going to Mosel region in May
    BRINGING THANKSGIVING, Gunderloch Spatlese and Moscato de Asti

    Riesling Rich

  • Richard Price

    YES I was what you call a “Lurker” Bought “Crush it”
    From So Cal and are familiar with the 3 Chards. My friend is Dumol member
    What winery can compete with Dumol. Chard, Pinot, Syrah, all GREAT !!
    GERMAN rieslings my favorite white of all… Going to Mosel region in May
    BRINGING THANKSGIVING, Gunderloch Spatlese and Moscato de Asti

    Riesling Rich

  • RieslingRich

    Richard Price aka RieslingRich GERMAN Rieslings grossly misunderstood
    Cool it down and bring to the Thanksgiving table, you’ll recieve
    Hero status!! When people say OH their Sweet, No its all about
    the Fruit and minerality.

  • RieslingRich

    Richard Price aka RieslingRich GERMAN Rieslings grossly misunderstood
    Cool it down and bring to the Thanksgiving table, you’ll recieve
    Hero status!! When people say OH their Sweet, No its all about
    the Fruit and minerality.

  • JayZee

    Classic “old school” WLTV – this is what I’ve always loved. I am NOT complaining about the interviews or any other format show that you’ve done. But these are my favorites. Thanks for Cinderellawine.com. I’ve bought a few things and it is awesome. Looking forward to finding out what’s in the three packs!

    QOTD: We are going over my sister-in-law’s house and she is making the dinner. We are bringing my mother-in-law who is staying with us for a couple of days. I get to bring one bottle of wine so I am still thinking about that – maybe a Rhone. Usually I make the desserts, but this year I was basically told that others wanted to help out, so for a change, I will just chill and enjoy the family love.

  • JayZee

    Classic “old school” WLTV – this is what I’ve always loved. I am NOT complaining about the interviews or any other format show that you’ve done. But these are my favorites. Thanks for Cinderellawine.com. I’ve bought a few things and it is awesome. Looking forward to finding out what’s in the three packs!

    QOTD: We are going over my sister-in-law’s house and she is making the dinner. We are bringing my mother-in-law who is staying with us for a couple of days. I get to bring one bottle of wine so I am still thinking about that – maybe a Rhone. Usually I make the desserts, but this year I was basically told that others wanted to help out, so for a change, I will just chill and enjoy the family love.

  • Richie

    Awsome! Can’t say anything else and I don’t need to.

  • Richie

    Awsome! Can’t say anything else and I don’t need to.

  • glenn

    love the “OS” look to this show and you know i dig the Cali Chards. whenever i hit Rosewood Grill in Vegas for buttered lobster i look for Brewer-Clifton but usually roll with a Ashley’s or Sweeney Canyon. the profile you described in the basic SRH 08 is WAYYYY different from what i recall.

    QotD: brought a 07 Copain James Berry Roussanne and myself as i did get done with work thru both hospitals in time to have the whole T’giving shebang!

  • glenn

    love the “OS” look to this show and you know i dig the Cali Chards. whenever i hit Rosewood Grill in Vegas for buttered lobster i look for Brewer-Clifton but usually roll with a Ashley’s or Sweeney Canyon. the profile you described in the basic SRH 08 is WAYYYY different from what i recall.

    QotD: brought a 07 Copain James Berry Roussanne and myself as i did get done with work thru both hospitals in time to have the whole T’giving shebang!

  • Anonymous

    Some serious Chard… http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    90/100

    line of the day – ‘Mott, you’re sitting there looking awfully gorgeous’ and ‘The butter bandit has not made an appearance on the Thunder Show for years’

    Good solid episode

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