Archive for the ‘Pinot Noir’ Category

Blind Tasting of Pinot Noirs from Around the World – Episode #992

March 2, 2011

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

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Wines tasted in this episode:

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

Five Year Anniversary Tasting – Episode #989

February 21, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk tapes on the road from TastingRoom.com on the 5th Anniversary of WLTV and tastes through some of the contenders for the next wine sampler.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Talley Rincon Vineyard Arroyo Grande Valley Chardonnay play
2008 La Follette Van Der Kamp Vineyard Sonoma Mountain Pinot Noir play
2007 Blackbird Vineyards Illustration Napa Valley Red Blend play

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Willamette Pinot Noir Tasting – Episode #987

February 16, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk focuses in on Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. He tries 3 Pinots from different producers and talks about the value coming from this region.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Benton Lane Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play
2009 Adelsheim Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play
2008 Lemelson Thea’s Pinot NoirWillamette Pinot Noir play

Oregon Reds and Whites Tasting – Episode #974

January 25, 2011

Gary Vaynerchuk has heard a lot of buzz about the Big Table Farm wines and wanted to try them out. He tastes two of the Big Table Farm wines from the 2009 vintage, as well as two others also from Oregon.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Big Table Farm Brooks Estate Vineyard Riesling play
2009 Penner Ash ViognierWillamette Viognier play
2009 Big Table Farm Cattrall Brothers Pinot Noir play
2007 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Premier CuveeWillamette Pinot Noir play

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Tasting with Sommelier Rajat Parr – Episode #942

November 1, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk sits down to taste some Pinot Noirs and a Champagne with Rajat Parr, the sommelier at RN74 in San Francisco. Rajat speaks about his new book “Secrets of the Sommeliers”, and his time into the wine world.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Fourrier Cherbaudes Gevrey ChambertinGevrey Chambertin play review at cork'd
2008 Evening Land Pinot Noir La SourceWillamette Pinot Noir play review at cork'd

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TastingRoom.com Red Wine Sampling – Episode #940

October 28, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk continues trying new wines, this time focusing on a grab bag of reds.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Swanson Oakville Merlot play review at cork'd
2007 L’Aventure Paso Robles Estate Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 Acorn Alegría Vineyards Russian River Valley Medley Red Blend play review at cork'd
2004 Ackerman Family Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon play review at cork'd
2007 DeLoach Maboroshi Vineyard Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2007 Storybook Napa Estate Eastern Exposures Zinfandel play review at cork'd

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Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wines of 2010 – Part 1 – Episode #927

October 6, 2010


Josh Greene, editor of Wine & Spirits magazine, returns to taste the Top 5 Wines of 2010 with Gary Vaynerchuk. They taste through 5 very interesting and different bottles from all around the world!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2007 Hirsch Vineyard Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2007 Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard RedColumbia Valley Red Blend play review at cork'd

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Blind New Zealand Pinot Noir Tasting – Episode #921

September 27, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk is back with the brown bags and puts 3 different New Zealand Pinots to the test!

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2009 Oyster Bay Pinot NoirNew Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2006 Delta Hatter’s Hill Pinot NoirNew Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd
2008 Gunn Estate Pinot Noir New Zealand Pinot Noir play review at cork'd


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
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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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Coleman Nicole Wine Tasting with Brandon Miller – Episode #902

August 9, 2010

Gary Vaynerchuk invites a long time Vayniac, Brandon Miller, who started making wine in California to come on the show and taste his wines.

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Wines tasted in this episode:

2008 Coleman Nicole Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast play review at cork'd
2009 Coleman Nicole Rosé of Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast play review at cork'd
2008 Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast play review at cork'd
2009 Coleman Nicole Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast play review at cork'd

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