EP 774 Jeff Bundschu of Gundlach Bundschu Winery Visits WLTV ? Part 2 ? Episodes #774

Concluding the tasting with Gary Vaynerchuk and Jeff Bundschu. Plus, a special offer for the Vayniacs!

Wines tasted in this episode:

2005 Gundlach Bundschu Vintage Reserve

Links mentioned in todays episode.


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luca bercelli

91/100

line of the day – ‘you don’t have three legs do you?’ Answer ‘How do you know?’

I liked the guest even more second time round, seems like a solid dude

Tags: napa, red, review, wine, wines

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  • http://www.nashvillewineauction.com/ Collin Husbands

    QotD – I agree with the majority of the responders that “Estate Bottled” used to mean a great deal more to me than it does now. This is true for several reasons: A) Who can afford to buy vineyard land, especially good, proven vineyard land. I much prefer the variety avaiable b/c of the trend at shared facilities and “garage wineries”. B) Estate bottled does not mean quality or even time spent on quality control. It can but does not inherently mean that someone dedicated to making the best wine possible handled the process. With all of the global beverage companies buying up wineries “Estate bottled” can mean a variety of things. I would put more stock in “Family owned and operated” than “Estate Bottled”.

  • http://www.nashvillewineauction.com Collin Husbands

    QotD – I agree with the majority of the responders that “Estate Bottled” used to mean a great deal more to me than it does now. This is true for several reasons: A) Who can afford to buy vineyard land, especially good, proven vineyard land. I much prefer the variety avaiable b/c of the trend at shared facilities and “garage wineries”. B) Estate bottled does not mean quality or even time spent on quality control. It can but does not inherently mean that someone dedicated to making the best wine possible handled the process. With all of the global beverage companies buying up wineries “Estate bottled” can mean a variety of things. I would put more stock in “Family owned and operated” than “Estate Bottled”.

  • TBrod

    Solid show, really enjoyed what Jeff had to say.

    QOTD: To me, it means dedication and willingness to take the extra step and expense to influence the wine from start to finish. . .not just manipulating at the end. Especially for smaller vineyards, it can help me understand a higher price b/c of more costly production process. Unfortunately – it doesn’t mean squat to any of my friends or relatives who are only casully into wine – they see it and think gimmick.

  • TBrod

    Solid show, really enjoyed what Jeff had to say.

    QOTD: To me, it means dedication and willingness to take the extra step and expense to influence the wine from start to finish. . .not just manipulating at the end. Especially for smaller vineyards, it can help me understand a higher price b/c of more costly production process. Unfortunately – it doesn’t mean squat to any of my friends or relatives who are only casully into wine – they see it and think gimmick.

  • TBrod

    Solid show, really enjoyed what Jeff had to say.

    QOTD: To me, it means dedication and willingness to take the extra step and expense to influence the wine from start to finish. . .not just manipulating at the end. Especially for smaller vineyards, it can help me understand a higher price b/c of more costly production process. Unfortunately – it doesn’t mean squat to any of my friends or relatives who are only casully into wine – they see it and think gimmick.

  • TBrod

    Solid show, really enjoyed what Jeff had to say.

    QOTD: To me, it means dedication and willingness to take the extra step and expense to influence the wine from start to finish. . .not just manipulating at the end. Especially for smaller vineyards, it can help me understand a higher price b/c of more costly production process. Unfortunately – it doesn’t mean squat to any of my friends or relatives who are only casully into wine – they see it and think gimmick.

  • http://twitter.com/javidiez Javier 10

    Solid, solid guest.
    QOTD: It definitely does mean something to me, yes.

  • http://twitter.com/javidiez Javier 10

    Solid, solid guest.
    QOTD: It definitely does mean something to me, yes.

  • http://twitter.com/javidiez Javier 10

    Solid, solid guest.
    QOTD: It definitely does mean something to me, yes.

  • http://twitter.com/javidiez Javier 10

    Solid, solid guest.
    QOTD: It definitely does mean something to me, yes.

  • AMM3RD

    moore bros. hooked me up…1996 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling (Germany, Mittelrhein) 11/26/2009 AMM3RD 92
    This wine is very tasty. Drank on Thanksgiving with oysters. Perfect match! Dry Riesling with soft tropical fruit. Delish…Drink up…AMM

    http://www.cellartracker.com

  • AMM3RD

    moore bros. hooked me up…1996 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling (Germany, Mittelrhein) 11/26/2009 AMM3RD 92
    This wine is very tasty. Drank on Thanksgiving with oysters. Perfect match! Dry Riesling with soft tropical fruit. Delish…Drink up…AMM

    http://www.cellartracker.com

  • AMM3RD

    moore bros. hooked me up…1996 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling (Germany, Mittelrhein) 11/26/2009 AMM3RD 92
    This wine is very tasty. Drank on Thanksgiving with oysters. Perfect match! Dry Riesling with soft tropical fruit. Delish…Drink up…AMM

    http://www.cellartracker.com

  • AMM3RD

    moore bros. hooked me up…1996 Ratzenberger Bacharacher Riesling (Germany, Mittelrhein) 11/26/2009 AMM3RD 92
    This wine is very tasty. Drank on Thanksgiving with oysters. Perfect match! Dry Riesling with soft tropical fruit. Delish…Drink up…AMM

    http://www.cellartracker.com

  • AMM3RD

    I don’t always check to see if things are Estate Grown, but when I’m in a store and don’t have all the scores and ratings at my fingertips, Estate Grown is something that makes me choose one wine over another.

  • AMM3RD

    I don’t always check to see if things are Estate Grown, but when I’m in a store and don’t have all the scores and ratings at my fingertips, Estate Grown is something that makes me choose one wine over another.

  • AMM3RD

    I don’t always check to see if things are Estate Grown, but when I’m in a store and don’t have all the scores and ratings at my fingertips, Estate Grown is something that makes me choose one wine over another.

  • AMM3RD

    I don’t always check to see if things are Estate Grown, but when I’m in a store and don’t have all the scores and ratings at my fingertips, Estate Grown is something that makes me choose one wine over another.

  • alex

    havent posted a comment in an age, havent finished watching the episode yet, but loved the comment of keith emerson, obviously not the THE keith emerson of ELP but thought it was funny, will repost later on the QOTD

  • alex

    havent posted a comment in an age, havent finished watching the episode yet, but loved the comment of keith emerson, obviously not the THE keith emerson of ELP but thought it was funny, will repost later on the QOTD

  • alex

    havent posted a comment in an age, havent finished watching the episode yet, but loved the comment of keith emerson, obviously not the THE keith emerson of ELP but thought it was funny, will repost later on the QOTD

  • alex

    havent posted a comment in an age, havent finished watching the episode yet, but loved the comment of keith emerson, obviously not the THE keith emerson of ELP but thought it was funny, will repost later on the QOTD

  • ChinonRouge

    Great show(s) and great guest. I will be on the lookout for his wines. FWIW, Estate botttled is usually a marker of good quality and does mean something to me.

  • ChinonRouge

    Great show(s) and great guest. I will be on the lookout for his wines. FWIW, Estate botttled is usually a marker of good quality and does mean something to me.

  • ChinonRouge

    Great show(s) and great guest. I will be on the lookout for his wines. FWIW, Estate botttled is usually a marker of good quality and does mean something to me.

  • ChinonRouge

    Great show(s) and great guest. I will be on the lookout for his wines. FWIW, Estate botttled is usually a marker of good quality and does mean something to me.

  • JayZee

    Ecellent show, Gary and Jeff. On my first trip to Napa and Sonoma, my wife and I stopped at Gundlach-Bundschu’s tasting room and took a little tour of the “wine cave”. They were really fun people and the wines were pretty decent. And we loved the Bearitage way back when.

    QOTD: “Estate Grown” is important to me, as a wine consumer. On the other hand, I have had some Washington State wines that I love that are not Estate Grown as well. So I guess if the wine is good, it may not matter that much to me. On the other hand, if the wine is Estate Grown, then I have a better feeling about the possibilities of its quality. So it depends on whether or not I am familiar with the wine and the winemaker or not. If not, Estate Grown is a good selling point. I have to agree with Gary that most California wineries don’t do enough to play up the “Estate Grown” moniker and to explain what it means.

  • JayZee

    Ecellent show, Gary and Jeff. On my first trip to Napa and Sonoma, my wife and I stopped at Gundlach-Bundschu’s tasting room and took a little tour of the “wine cave”. They were really fun people and the wines were pretty decent. And we loved the Bearitage way back when.

    QOTD: “Estate Grown” is important to me, as a wine consumer. On the other hand, I have had some Washington State wines that I love that are not Estate Grown as well. So I guess if the wine is good, it may not matter that much to me. On the other hand, if the wine is Estate Grown, then I have a better feeling about the possibilities of its quality. So it depends on whether or not I am familiar with the wine and the winemaker or not. If not, Estate Grown is a good selling point. I have to agree with Gary that most California wineries don’t do enough to play up the “Estate Grown” moniker and to explain what it means.

  • JayZee

    Ecellent show, Gary and Jeff. On my first trip to Napa and Sonoma, my wife and I stopped at Gundlach-Bundschu’s tasting room and took a little tour of the “wine cave”. They were really fun people and the wines were pretty decent. And we loved the Bearitage way back when.

    QOTD: “Estate Grown” is important to me, as a wine consumer. On the other hand, I have had some Washington State wines that I love that are not Estate Grown as well. So I guess if the wine is good, it may not matter that much to me. On the other hand, if the wine is Estate Grown, then I have a better feeling about the possibilities of its quality. So it depends on whether or not I am familiar with the wine and the winemaker or not. If not, Estate Grown is a good selling point. I have to agree with Gary that most California wineries don’t do enough to play up the “Estate Grown” moniker and to explain what it means.

  • JayZee

    Ecellent show, Gary and Jeff. On my first trip to Napa and Sonoma, my wife and I stopped at Gundlach-Bundschu’s tasting room and took a little tour of the “wine cave”. They were really fun people and the wines were pretty decent. And we loved the Bearitage way back when.

    QOTD: “Estate Grown” is important to me, as a wine consumer. On the other hand, I have had some Washington State wines that I love that are not Estate Grown as well. So I guess if the wine is good, it may not matter that much to me. On the other hand, if the wine is Estate Grown, then I have a better feeling about the possibilities of its quality. So it depends on whether or not I am familiar with the wine and the winemaker or not. If not, Estate Grown is a good selling point. I have to agree with Gary that most California wineries don’t do enough to play up the “Estate Grown” moniker and to explain what it means.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Excellent show…very enjoyable and informative. Who knew Jeff had a third leg?

    QOTD: I agree with Gary that in the general marketplace “Estate Grown” has limited impact. Even if the concept is explained, there a number of folks who will understand the concept, and only hope one day to see the vineyards at Boone’s Farm.
    For myself, it certainly does indicate a long term vision, and deep dedication to the process…but alone does not indicate a high quality product, nor justify a higher price point. It just means what it means, “we grew it, and we made the wine”…if we grew bad fruit we make bad wine. However, if the product is superlative, we get to take all of the credit.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Excellent show…very enjoyable and informative. Who knew Jeff had a third leg?

    QOTD: I agree with Gary that in the general marketplace “Estate Grown” has limited impact. Even if the concept is explained, there a number of folks who will understand the concept, and only hope one day to see the vineyards at Boone’s Farm.
    For myself, it certainly does indicate a long term vision, and deep dedication to the process…but alone does not indicate a high quality product, nor justify a higher price point. It just means what it means, “we grew it, and we made the wine”…if we grew bad fruit we make bad wine. However, if the product is superlative, we get to take all of the credit.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Excellent show…very enjoyable and informative. Who knew Jeff had a third leg?

    QOTD: I agree with Gary that in the general marketplace “Estate Grown” has limited impact. Even if the concept is explained, there a number of folks who will understand the concept, and only hope one day to see the vineyards at Boone’s Farm.
    For myself, it certainly does indicate a long term vision, and deep dedication to the process…but alone does not indicate a high quality product, nor justify a higher price point. It just means what it means, “we grew it, and we made the wine”…if we grew bad fruit we make bad wine. However, if the product is superlative, we get to take all of the credit.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Excellent show…very enjoyable and informative. Who knew Jeff had a third leg?

    QOTD: I agree with Gary that in the general marketplace “Estate Grown” has limited impact. Even if the concept is explained, there a number of folks who will understand the concept, and only hope one day to see the vineyards at Boone’s Farm.
    For myself, it certainly does indicate a long term vision, and deep dedication to the process…but alone does not indicate a high quality product, nor justify a higher price point. It just means what it means, “we grew it, and we made the wine”…if we grew bad fruit we make bad wine. However, if the product is superlative, we get to take all of the credit.

  • http://www.vtwinemedia.com/ BurroBoy

    Excellent show…very enjoyable and informative. Who knew Jeff had a third leg?

    QOTD: I agree with Gary that in the general marketplace “Estate Grown” has limited impact. Even if the concept is explained, there a number of folks who will understand the concept, and only hope one day to see the vineyards at Boone’s Farm.
    For myself, it certainly does indicate a long term vision, and deep dedication to the process…but alone does not indicate a high quality product, nor justify a higher price point. It just means what it means, “we grew it, and we made the wine”…if we grew bad fruit we make bad wine. However, if the product is superlative, we get to take all of the credit.

  • Monica in Texas

    Enjoyed the show! Nice to have a guest with such a long history in the winemaking business.

    QOTD: I technically know the definition of estate bottled, but I don’t really notice it or look for it on the label. I think most people are unaware of the processes and multiple layers that go into making a wine–they just look for the results, juice in the bottle. Branding and educating people about why estate bottled is a good thing is key.

  • Monica in Texas

    Enjoyed the show! Nice to have a guest with such a long history in the winemaking business.

    QOTD: I technically know the definition of estate bottled, but I don’t really notice it or look for it on the label. I think most people are unaware of the processes and multiple layers that go into making a wine–they just look for the results, juice in the bottle. Branding and educating people about why estate bottled is a good thing is key.

  • Monica in Texas

    Enjoyed the show! Nice to have a guest with such a long history in the winemaking business.

    QOTD: I technically know the definition of estate bottled, but I don’t really notice it or look for it on the label. I think most people are unaware of the processes and multiple layers that go into making a wine–they just look for the results, juice in the bottle. Branding and educating people about why estate bottled is a good thing is key.

  • Monica in Texas

    Enjoyed the show! Nice to have a guest with such a long history in the winemaking business.

    QOTD: I technically know the definition of estate bottled, but I don’t really notice it or look for it on the label. I think most people are unaware of the processes and multiple layers that go into making a wine–they just look for the results, juice in the bottle. Branding and educating people about why estate bottled is a good thing is key.

  • Monica in Texas

    Enjoyed the show! Nice to have a guest with such a long history in the winemaking business.

    QOTD: I technically know the definition of estate bottled, but I don’t really notice it or look for it on the label. I think most people are unaware of the processes and multiple layers that go into making a wine–they just look for the results, juice in the bottle. Branding and educating people about why estate bottled is a good thing is key.

  • Anonymous

    Good guest, they make some good wines. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    91/100

    line of the day – ‘you don’t have three legs do you?’ Answer ‘How do you know?’

    I liked the guest even more second time round, seems like a solid dude

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