EP 992 Blind Tasting of Pinot Noirs from Around the World

Gary Vaynerchuk blind tastes 3 Pinot Noir wines from 3 different continents.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 L’arlot Petit Arlot Nuits St. GeorgesNuits Ste Georges
2008 Mt Difficulty Pinot Noir Central OtagoNew Zealand Pinot Noir
2008 Lachini Pinot Noir EstateWillamette Pinot Noir

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Rewi Stewart

2000>2008 Mt Diff has gone well downhill, many of their growers have absconded and set up their own labels, now in the micro-region (around Felton Road) there are several high quality, low volume producers and then Mt. Diff with a couple of very good vineyards, many ok ones and a demand/supply imbalance. Unfortunatly the only real way to appriciate this is to come on down! (the quality didn’t just evaporate)

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  • Anonymous

    Man Gary, you are a real sniper when it comes to picking off the wines in brown paper bags. QOTD- Bell’agio Chianti; I think its refreshing, delicious and its a steal. At various times, I’ve shared or served 6 bottles to friends or family and so far I haven’t found anyone who also digs this wine.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_INVPUERTGEBGEXHP26N4GRRHNU Colonel

    When GV gives a wine with “burnt rubber” attributes high scores I know that mine will be much, much lower.

  • Anonymous

    I guess Mt Difficulty was appropriately named for GV’s taste. I am often surprised that expensive wines I try at wine tastings are not all that great to me. They are usually from the big, traditional areas like Bordeaux, Burgundy, or Napa. The price is way out of line with the taste to me. I think Silver Oak is an example of an over rated wine. It used to be really good and now it is OK and high priced.

  • http://www.mattlennert.com Syrahhhhhhhhh

    Good Show, Gary.

    Most overrated wines I’ve had: Rombauer Chardonnay and Silver Oak Cabs post 1995.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD: Mondavi Napa Cab, not balanced, over oaked, too jammy, alcohol cuts through. Not worth $27.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q5USR4GX6LJQLQTXMQ6ZH6GT4I GREGORY L

    The 01 Andrus was very solid as was the 99. Only ones that I thought failed were the 00 and 05. Granted, neither of those years in CA had a lot of aging potential…

  • JRobRRV

    Hi Greg!

    I totally agree with you. Glad to hear from another Andrus fan. 99 and 01
    were knockout years.

    Is the consensus that 05 was a bad year overall? For Napa Cabs, it was
    better than 04 and 06, right? I’ve had far more 05’s than 04 or 06s, that’s
    why I ask.

    Best,
    John Roberts

  • ToddT

    QOTD: Tasted 2007 Opus One last week. Still not impressed, would be a great wine for $16.50, but unfortunately they want $165.00.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UUYSPGQPXOLPN5MVJXQ6BPTRNI jeebsinabox

    2005 Pedestal Merlot. WAAAAAAYYYYYY too much oak for me. And I like oak. I eat 2×4 for breakfast.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UUYSPGQPXOLPN5MVJXQ6BPTRNI jeebsinabox

    2005 Pedestal Merlot. WAAAAAAYYYYYY too much oak for me. And I like oak. I eat 2×4 for breakfast.

  • http://twitter.com/paceology christopher pace

    i tried a 2007 Oregon pinot noir that i thought tasted delicious, and at a great price point. i would’ve given it a 90, Wine Enthusiast gave it an 85.

  • Anonymous

    the 2007 vintage in the Willamette Valley was really brilliant, and got panned by the critics. the 2006 vintage was too warm, but the critics LOVED it. go figure

  • http://pascaleyssette.tumblr.com Pascal Eyssette

    Could be a bad bottle. I mean so many things can happen to a wine when it comes from far away.. Happened to me with WS had a bad bottle and killed the wine, had 12 points difference with RP, ouch
    QOTD: In general the 2004 Bordeaux, I found them really great. There was not a huge discrepency in ratings, I would have given 94 vs 90 RP, but the impact on price is so important that it does make a big difference

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SGWCNFY6DKSKJOKONPPJRPCGWM Phil

    So yeah Gary my girlfriend and I moved out to Hawaii about a year ago from Washington State both locations excluded from the wine club. : ( Is there any way around this??? The fact being that I’m a huge fan and want to support show and grow this palate with your insight.

  • Anonymous

    QOTD… this one is easy. Went to Opus in ’02 , got the frou frou tour, saw the ‘painted’ wine barrels, and at the end while all the others were ooohhhing and ahhing, and sounding very intellectual with their statements about structure and body…… I was searching for something to spit into. Green green green. Oak Oak Oak. Just wasn’t impressed at all. Guess it could be my palate, but paying over 100 “bones” for that stuff wasn’t in my future.

  • Anonymous

    speaking of Kendall Jackson, had the Reserve yesterday I was impressed for the price can’t go wrong

  • Anonymous

    QOTD – had a bottle of the Le Muscle Cotes De Roussillon that was on WLTV a few years ago and it was not enjoyable…

  • Anonymous

    Read through some of the comments below & I too tasted a Kendall Jackson Reserve Sauv Blanc at a blind tasting & most people thought it was a French bottle & were surprised it was KJ. I love a nice Sauv Blanc with a summer supper on the patio!

  • Steve Mulligan

    A little sippy sip! http://www.thefreewineblog.com/ Please check out my blog

  • http://www.facebook.com/rewi.stewart Rewi Stewart

    2000>2008 Mt Diff has gone well downhill, many of their growers have absconded and set up their own labels, now in the micro-region (around Felton Road) there are several high quality, low volume producers and then Mt. Diff with a couple of very good vineyards, many ok ones and a demand/supply imbalance. Unfortunatly the only real way to appriciate this is to come on down! (the quality didn’t just evaporate)

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