EP 782 Head to Head Viognier Tasting – Blind

Gary Vaynerchuk blind tastes two Viogniers, an interesting white wine varietal.

Wines tasted in this episode:

Ferrandiere ViognierVins de Pays
2007 Revolution ViognierAustralian Viognier

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luca bercelli

89/100

Line of the day is Mr Mott’s 189th mention of ‘heat on the back end’ – a comment he knows will not be disputed by the boss

Average wines in an episode that didn’t explode

Tags: Head to Head, review, Video, Viognier, white, wine, wines

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  • Robin C

    QOTD: I haven’t been that excited about viogniers, but I did like The Crusher from Clarksburg, CA – carmel, burnt toast, full bodied.

  • Robin C

    QOTD: I haven’t been that excited about viogniers, but I did like The Crusher from Clarksburg, CA – carmel, burnt toast, full bodied.

  • pawncop

    Good episode and good information.

    I have tried a couple of Viognier’s in my journey. So far, nothing that really jumpout and made me say “Whoa!”. Will continue to try new brands and see where it leads.

  • pawncop

    Good episode and good information.

    I have tried a couple of Viognier’s in my journey. So far, nothing that really jumpout and made me say “Whoa!”. Will continue to try new brands and see where it leads.

  • pawncop

    Good episode and good information.

    I have tried a couple of Viognier’s in my journey. So far, nothing that really jumpout and made me say “Whoa!”. Will continue to try new brands and see where it leads.

  • pawncop

    Good episode and good information.

    I have tried a couple of Viognier’s in my journey. So far, nothing that really jumpout and made me say “Whoa!”. Will continue to try new brands and see where it leads.

  • AUSSIE SAMMY S

    Love the blind head to head tastings – Great stuff.

    qotd….I happened to make some viognier this past vintage (2009), it turned out ok. I think viognier may have an impact here in Australia over the next few years, NZ sauv blanc are flooding our wine market & ppl r getting a little sick and tired of them, hence why viognier is starting to gain some popularity

  • AUSSIE SAMMY S

    Love the blind head to head tastings – Great stuff.

    qotd….I happened to make some viognier this past vintage (2009), it turned out ok. I think viognier may have an impact here in Australia over the next few years, NZ sauv blanc are flooding our wine market & ppl r getting a little sick and tired of them, hence why viognier is starting to gain some popularity

  • AUSSIE SAMMY S

    Love the blind head to head tastings – Great stuff.

    qotd….I happened to make some viognier this past vintage (2009), it turned out ok. I think viognier may have an impact here in Australia over the next few years, NZ sauv blanc are flooding our wine market & ppl r getting a little sick and tired of them, hence why viognier is starting to gain some popularity

  • AUSSIE SAMMY S

    Love the blind head to head tastings – Great stuff.

    qotd….I happened to make some viognier this past vintage (2009), it turned out ok. I think viognier may have an impact here in Australia over the next few years, NZ sauv blanc are flooding our wine market & ppl r getting a little sick and tired of them, hence why viognier is starting to gain some popularity

  • T. Holland

    QOTD: Have not had too many Viogniers, but the few I have had were pretty good, but not rocking my world- can’t remember specific producers- one from Cali that worked well with Lobster. Definitely have enjoyed some Shiraz-Viognier blends from Australia. Still have never had a Cote-Rotie: just out of my price range and if I am going to drop more than $30 for a bottle, it better rock my pants off!

  • T. Holland

    QOTD: Have not had too many Viogniers, but the few I have had were pretty good, but not rocking my world- can’t remember specific producers- one from Cali that worked well with Lobster. Definitely have enjoyed some Shiraz-Viognier blends from Australia. Still have never had a Cote-Rotie: just out of my price range and if I am going to drop more than $30 for a bottle, it better rock my pants off!

  • T. Holland

    QOTD: Have not had too many Viogniers, but the few I have had were pretty good, but not rocking my world- can’t remember specific producers- one from Cali that worked well with Lobster. Definitely have enjoyed some Shiraz-Viognier blends from Australia. Still have never had a Cote-Rotie: just out of my price range and if I am going to drop more than $30 for a bottle, it better rock my pants off!

  • T. Holland

    QOTD: Have not had too many Viogniers, but the few I have had were pretty good, but not rocking my world- can’t remember specific producers- one from Cali that worked well with Lobster. Definitely have enjoyed some Shiraz-Viognier blends from Australia. Still have never had a Cote-Rotie: just out of my price range and if I am going to drop more than $30 for a bottle, it better rock my pants off!

  • http://www.autai.com/ Scott Anthony

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  • http://www.autai.com/ Scott Anthony

    What Is Teflon® ?
    Teflon® has been a familiar name for decades. Invented at DuPont’s Jackson Laboratory in 1938, Teflon® is actually a substance called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

  • http://www.autai.com/ Scott Anthony

    What Is Teflon® ?
    Teflon® has been a familiar name for decades. Invented at DuPont’s Jackson Laboratory in 1938, Teflon® is actually a substance called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

  • http://www.autai.com Scott Anthony

    What Is Teflon® ?
    Teflon® has been a familiar name for decades. Invented at DuPont’s Jackson Laboratory in 1938, Teflon® is actually a substance called polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE).

  • JayZee

    Interesting show. I am surprised that Ian didn’t include a Condrieu in the competition. Did he think it would win hands down? :-)

    QOTD: As you might guess from my comment above, my main experience with Viognier is with Condrieu from the Northern Rhone and I LOVE it. Francois Villard is my favorite producer, but I have had several others that were quite good as well. Yves Gangloff makes a very nice Condrieu as well. I have had a couple of other “New World” Viogniers and while they were decent, they didn’t come close to the complexity of a decent Condrieu.

  • JayZee

    Interesting show. I am surprised that Ian didn’t include a Condrieu in the competition. Did he think it would win hands down? :-)

    QOTD: As you might guess from my comment above, my main experience with Viognier is with Condrieu from the Northern Rhone and I LOVE it. Francois Villard is my favorite producer, but I have had several others that were quite good as well. Yves Gangloff makes a very nice Condrieu as well. I have had a couple of other “New World” Viogniers and while they were decent, they didn’t come close to the complexity of a decent Condrieu.

  • JayZee

    Interesting show. I am surprised that Ian didn’t include a Condrieu in the competition. Did he think it would win hands down? :-)

    QOTD: As you might guess from my comment above, my main experience with Viognier is with Condrieu from the Northern Rhone and I LOVE it. Francois Villard is my favorite producer, but I have had several others that were quite good as well. Yves Gangloff makes a very nice Condrieu as well. I have had a couple of other “New World” Viogniers and while they were decent, they didn’t come close to the complexity of a decent Condrieu.

  • JayZee

    Interesting show. I am surprised that Ian didn’t include a Condrieu in the competition. Did he think it would win hands down? :-)

    QOTD: As you might guess from my comment above, my main experience with Viognier is with Condrieu from the Northern Rhone and I LOVE it. Francois Villard is my favorite producer, but I have had several others that were quite good as well. Yves Gangloff makes a very nice Condrieu as well. I have had a couple of other “New World” Viogniers and while they were decent, they didn’t come close to the complexity of a decent Condrieu.

  • Dan Manu

    QOTD: I am a fan… though some that I have tried have been awkward and kinda missed the mark with me.

  • Dan Manu

    QOTD: I am a fan… though some that I have tried have been awkward and kinda missed the mark with me.

  • Dan Manu

    QOTD: I am a fan… though some that I have tried have been awkward and kinda missed the mark with me.

  • Dan Manu

    QOTD: I am a fan… though some that I have tried have been awkward and kinda missed the mark with me.

  • jayhitek

    Doing a lot of catching up!
    QOTD: No experience what so ever.

  • jayhitek

    Doing a lot of catching up!
    QOTD: No experience what so ever.

  • jayhitek

    Doing a lot of catching up!
    QOTD: No experience what so ever.

  • jayhitek

    Doing a lot of catching up!
    QOTD: No experience what so ever.

  • http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com/ Louise Hurren

    An excellent Viognier from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is made by Domaine Coudoulet, in Cesseras. It’s elegant, with floral and peach notes, and sells in France for around ?6 a bottle (in the UK, it’s sold by Berry Brothers). A perfect example of outstanding value for money from Sud de France wine country!

  • http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com/ Louise Hurren

    An excellent Viognier from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is made by Domaine Coudoulet, in Cesseras. It’s elegant, with floral and peach notes, and sells in France for around ?6 a bottle (in the UK, it’s sold by Berry Brothers). A perfect example of outstanding value for money from Sud de France wine country!

  • http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com/ Louise Hurren

    An excellent Viognier from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is made by Domaine Coudoulet, in Cesseras. It’s elegant, with floral and peach notes, and sells in France for around ?6 a bottle (in the UK, it’s sold by Berry Brothers). A perfect example of outstanding value for money from Sud de France wine country!

  • http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com/ Louise Hurren

    An excellent Viognier from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is made by Domaine Coudoulet, in Cesseras. It’s elegant, with floral and peach notes, and sells in France for around ?6 a bottle (in the UK, it’s sold by Berry Brothers). A perfect example of outstanding value for money from Sud de France wine country!

  • http://www.creme-de-languedoc.com Louise Hurren

    An excellent Viognier from the southern French region of Languedoc-Roussillon is made by Domaine Coudoulet, in Cesseras. It’s elegant, with floral and peach notes, and sells in France for around ?6 a bottle (in the UK, it’s sold by Berry Brothers). A perfect example of outstanding value for money from Sud de France wine country!

  • angelaslade

    Must taste the line-up of Viognier from Yalumba. Eden Valley, Australia. Winemaker is Louisa Rose. She's done great work with the varietal in Aus…clonal research, Yalumba nursery, years of dedication to Viognier.

  • d000d

    Having my first glass of Viognier this evening (Central Coast, CA 2007), love the fact that I can look up the varietal on WLTV and find several episodes to choose from! BTW first impression this is not a white wine that the casual wine drinker would get excited about…

  • davidide

    I just recently finished a 2006 Baglio di Pianetto Ginolfo Viognier that I found to be very good, good fruit flavors very smooth low acidity and a slightly bitter finish that strangely enough complimented the rest of the flavors. This was my first Viofnier and I found it to be a very nice wine.

  • Anonymous

    Did a search for “viognier” as that’s what I’m sipping now. Did I hear you say, “A little Casper-the-friendly-ghost on the back end” ??? ha ha Gary you say the most hilarious things!

  • Anonymous

    Like Viognier in the Summer.. http://www.winelx.com

  • luca bercelli

    89/100

    Line of the day is Mr Mott’s 189th mention of ‘heat on the back end’ – a comment he knows will not be disputed by the boss

    Average wines in an episode that didn’t explode

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