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93 Point Pinot Challenge – Episode #917

September 14, 2010






Both of these Pinots scored 93 Points with Wine Enthusiast and we try to find out which one lives up to the hype.

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  • “Aires, London, Madrid, Munich, Krakow, Warsaw, and Seoul, Kuala Lumpur…” by toryburchshoes
  • “I’m really loving some Tantara Pinot right now. Would love to try Sea …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Alta Maria Santa Maria Pinot NoirCalifornia Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2008 Crossbarn Pinot NoirSonoma Pinot Noir

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Supermarket Wine Week- California Cabernet – Episode #896

July 30, 2010

Gary finishes off the week with another round of supermarket wines, this time focusing on 3 of the most popular Californian Cabernets.

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  • “Whole Foods market I believe does not have Blackstone nor Kendall Jack…” by Trevor Murphy-Mannix
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    Way to go Gary ! …” by sonomawinetours
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Wines tasted in this episode:

Blackstone Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
Kendall Jackson Cabernet SauvignonCalifornia Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 Frei Brothers Cabernet SauvignonSonoma Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd


Brian Loring of Loring Wine Company – Part 2 – Episode #851

April 23, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk and Brian Loring conclude their tasting of his wines and discussing the wine business.

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  • “92/100

    line of the day, ‘It’s like children…you want them to have …” by luca bercelli

  • “Loring Pinot’s are great. I much rather be able to consume a wine ear…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Loring Wine Company Clos Pepe Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2008 Loring Wine Company Russell Family Pinot Noir play review at cork'd

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Brian Loring of Loring Wine Company – Part 1 – Episode #850

April 22, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Brian Loring to taste through 3 of his Pinot Noirs. They talk about the wine business as well as the vibrant communities created from Internet wine forums.

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  • “93/100

    line of the day (from the guest), ‘I don’t like vegetables, I…” by luca bercelli

  • “Joined Loring wine list after this episode..makes very good Pinot’s. …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Loring Wine Company Gary’s Vineyard Pinot Noir play review at cork'd


Cult Vines Wine Tasting – Episode #849

April 21, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down with Mike Cochran, the owner of Cult Vines, to taste his wines.

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  • “90/100

    Gary did a very good job being nice to this guest when all he…” by luca bercelli

  • “Good luck selling these wines at these prices……even with the disco…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Cult Vines Roussanne play review at cork'd
2007 Cult Vines Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd

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Tasting Interesting Italian White Grapes in California – Episode #835

March 19, 2010

Gary tries 3 unusual white wine grapes that are planted in California and are of Italian origin.

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  • “89/100

    line of the day – ‘ I’m pretty much crushing it’

    GV almost …” by luca bercelli

  • “I tried one of the Palmina’s whites, not sure if it was this one, it t…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Eyrie Pinot GrisWillamette Pinot Gris play review at cork'd
2008 Palmina ArneisSanta Barbara Other White play review at cork'd
2008 Seghesio FianoSonoma Italian Varieties play review at cork'd

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California Thunder- Serious Cabernet and Pinot Noir Tasting – Epiosode #827

March 4, 2010

Gary picked out three iconic wines from California with big scores and put them to the test.

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘I can’t taste this I just had a breath min…” by luca bercelli

  • “BV makes some good Cabs..(Gary should be drinking the George DeLatour …” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Drew Mcdougall Ranch Pinot NoirSonoma Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2006 Beaulieu Vineyard George De Latour Private ReserveNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd
2005 Crocker & Starr Stone Place Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

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Head to Head California Chardonnay Tasting – Episode # 819

February 19, 2010

Gary picked out 2 Chardonnays that had high scores and tasted them side by side to see if they lived up to the hype.

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  • “90/100

    Good show with delicious sounding wines. Even Mott comes to t…” by luca bercelli

  • “Good shirt Gary, only took Discus over a year to finally work well…….” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Highland Estates Camelot Highlands ChardonnayCentral Coast Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Maldonado Chardonnay Los OlivosNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd

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California Chardonnay Throwdown – Episode #769

November 17, 2009

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

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  • “90/100

    line of the day – ‘Mott, you’re sitting there looking awfully…” by luca bercelli

  • “Some serious Chard… www.winelx.com…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Brewer Clifton Santa Rita Hills ChardonnaySanta Barbara Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2007 Dumol Isobel ChardonnaySonoma Chardonnay play review at cork'd
2006 Ramey Ritchie ChardonnayNapa Chardonnay play review at cork'd

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2007 Napa Valley Tasting – Episode #749

October 6, 2009

GV is joined by his dad Sasha to taste some popular wines from the 2007 vintage in Napa.

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  • “89/100

    line of the day – ‘you were on the ball today, not like last t…” by luca bercelli

  • “Can never go wrong when Sasha is in a episode..Caymus..good stuff! w…” by
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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Plumpjack MerlotNapa Merlot play review at cork'd
2007 Caymus Napa Cabernet SauvignonNapa Cabernet play review at cork'd

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