EP 890 Rhone Valley Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk discusses three wines from different appellation in the Rhone Valley.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Bernard Gripa Saint Joseph BlancSt Joseph Blanc
2008 Andezon La Granacha Cotes Du Rhone VillagesCotes du Rhone Villages
2007 Chateau Signac Cotes Du Rhone Chusclan Cuvee Terra AmataCotes du Rhone Villages

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luca bercelli


line of the day – ‘it becomes sour water about one second into the experience’

Good show, but chatting to people off-camera doesn’t really work

Tags: Cotes Du Rhone, red, review, St Joseph, Video, white, wine, wines

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  • We had a Maycas Chardonnay when we were there in 2008 and really enjoyed it…crisp and mineral. Maycas is another one of Conch Y Toro’s focused projects.On the way into Ovalle from the pan american, there is a great little place called Valle Encanto which is an oasis quebrada of sorts that was inhabited by indigenous peoples, and now a national monument. It has numerous petroglyphs and tacitas and just has an amazing vibe. Great stop on your way to the wineries…great local ice cream in Ovalle too.
    My father in-law lives up in the Elqui Valley and has worked at the Tololo observatory for 35 years…area is best known for its Pisco grapes, wine grapes are starting to replace some of the older plantings. Vina Falernia is the first real standout…we can’t get it here that easily (except via luggage), it goes mostly to Italy and the UK. Worth looking for… Go far enough up the valley to MonteGrande ( birthplace of Gabriela Mistral ) and check out the pisco makers at Los Artesanos del Cochiguaz.

  • plcb

    QOTD: My kids will be at over night camp through July 30.

    QOTD again: I have wine class every Wednesday!!

  • HuskerJamie

    QOTD: Pumped for the start of Husker football camp. Otherwise very excited to have the Special Olympics here in Lincoln this month.

  • hokiewino

    QOTD: Definitely the VT vs. Boise State game at Fedex Sept. 6th. You better believe I'll be at that one!

    Great show by the way I really liked the “nerdy” facts aspect of it.

  • seconded! His nose and palate are definitely developing quickly. Maybe GV should run the camera and Sasha should do the interview 😉

  • Great show!

    QOTD: Having dinner with GV in one week in NYC!

  • amsgpwarrior

    Glad the 2007 Rhone is kicking ass. I have made it a mission to grab a hold of as much 2007 Rhone valley wines as possible. I have yet to try any whites from the area recently, mostly because I am not a huge marsanne-rousanne fan. But maybe I'll just hold out to see a really good one and try one again down the road.

    QOTD: I'm watching it right now: the Open Championship at St. Andrews. Any “true” golfer loves the British Open and it has, this year, come back to the original home of golf. Its fun watching professional golfers struggle with the elements during this tournament, it really shows who is the true champion at the end.
    Heading with some friends to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Bought several rooms for my friends and plan on having a bad ass time relaxing and partying down there for an entire week.
    All my best friends have come in from out of the country and out of state back to Texas for numerous reasons and we all are planning on a weekend river float down the Guadalupe River as a celebration of their homecoming!

  • Anonymous

    4 girls? Jesus, how do you do it man!!??

  • Anonymous

    oh, I have spoken. Not to mention that is about two or so weeks into harvest (depending on what you are harvesting).

    BRING THE PARTY TO WC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I remember the Crush Pad thing you did too, ok GV have it your way. I’ll stop harvest for a weekend and come down. Oh wait, if I dont harvest I dont get paid DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM ITTTTTTT!

  • waynooo daaa wino

    Lookin' forward ta watchin' this one……

  • Alexandre-CF

    Thanks for the great Tips.
    i’ll take this trip sooner than i expected. :), just can’t wait.

  • Lurker Berserker

    Way to keep it real GV – another informative & interesting show. With such great red wines in the Rhone (I'm more partial to the south but do appreciate the Syrah based reds of the north as well), it's not too surprising how under the radar the whites are. All in all, I think it's a good thing though – it helps to keep the prices down (although $35 for a Saint Joseph is not “cheap”). QOTD: No events on the horizon for me but as long as there's WLTV, I have something to look forward to everyday 😉 Cheers!

  • QOTD: Looking forward to week on Mayne Island (BC Gulf Islands) in August.

    A mixed case of wine and far from the madding crowd.

  • NY Pete

    QOTD … Abby will be 1 on Saturday!

  • Anonymous
  • purplegrillz

    QOTD…. trip to six flags on a BOGO coupon during a weekday.

  • Sal B

    Hey Gary- Great show as usual. I was wondering how this particular barolo comares to the 05 that you have for 60 bucks- much of a difference?

  • SamKw

    QOTD: Next Friday, my girlfriend is coming from Korea to see me, and we will be spending a week together in NYC. Of course, I will be bringing along a few of the best bottles from my wine collection for us to enjoy at the hotel and some BYOB places 😉

  • cant wait!

  • Michael C in MKE

    Love the Rhones. I wouldn't mind seeing more of them on the show.

    QOTD: Going to a kick ass wedding in the North Woods.

  • just enjoyed this edition as I ease back into the office and upoading. from My wine tour.
    Really interesting I I love the way you never suckup just because the wine costs $35 and has a known label.
    Sorry I missed you WL party count me in. Heres a clip from Almost-recovered-Chile where I tasted so many great wines.

  • teckdeck2008

    I just read up about that region lately and I so want to try some of that stuff.
    Qotd: I'm looking forward to getting back to school and getting my masters. I've been floating around the last few months and I'm eager to get back on track.

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  • cellarrat5

    Funny, would have thought you loved people.

  • Carlos

    I saw Gary at AU a few months back.. you guys would enjoy http://www.onedollarstocks.net

  • Carlos

    Gary is all in DC July 26th!

  • cellarrat5

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  • cellarrat5

    This is getting better and better.

  • cellarrat5

    Word brother, you should comment more often.

  • MarcBelgium

    Gary, again a very, very good show. I loved it.
    I also would love to come to the party once, but, since Belgium is not really a neighbor …..

  • RobinC

    QOTD: Looking forward to going to France with a friend the latter part of summer.

  • NeilMc

    QOTD: Yountville getaway with cutie pie later this summer.

  • BRINGING THE THUNDER GARY!!!! YAY!! VERY happy to see this episode!! I do NOT have to tell you that I LOVE the Rhone!!!!!!!! Excited to try the '07 Chateau Signac soon!!!!! 🙂

  • So far so good … they are only 6, 4, 2 and 0 years old !!! Just can’t wait when they’ll hit the 15 mark… humm….. Bah… a bottle a day and i’ll be ok !!! 😉

  • FriscoGrapes

    Great show Gary.

    QOTD: Celebrating my fathers 70th, wife's 40th and nephew's 21st birthday in Vegas August 15th. Woohoo!

  • QOTD: Learning golf and drinking wine and mai tais in Hawaii with the girlfriend.

    More Rhones please! They are the perfect wine for a starving grad student; satisfying, complex and affordable!

  • RichieHell

    QOTD: Going to Cologne with my parents to visit my brother.

  • One of my favorite categories…The Rhone Valley, so many great “off the beaten” path wines.

    QOTD: Looking forward to the new Patriots season…sorry Gary!

  • QOTD; Fishing new water, lake or river, for the first time.

  • QOTD: Le Tour de France of course!

  • ErieWineGuy

    Hey, really nice site!

    I'll be checking out more of it on a regular basis.

    Thank you, O Wisequeen!

  • Kathy Hughes

    Love the wine facts….love to learn.

    QOTD: Enjoying family weekends and thinking about taking up croquet (flunked golf). Naples Kathy aka Champagne Lady.

  • JiminAtlanta

    I am a big souther Rhone wine drinker. I enjoy CDP, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and Cotes du Rhone wines. Thanks for reminding us of the good value wines from this region. I am looking forward to the football season – college and pros.

  • Beeper

    QOTD Jack Johnson, ALO and G. Love in Kansas City in August!

    More Rhones!!

  • QOTD: A week on the pond in Winthrop, Maine!

  • angelatcarslon

    Woohoo! Rhones are delicious!
    QOTD: My 9th anniversary is next week and we're headed out with another couple (also celebrating their anniversary) to Orson, Elizabeth Falkner's restaurant.
    There's a special menu that night: Beasts & Booze, so we'll be having rabbit sugo, bacon-wrapped wild boar and something else as a substitution for the eel. There will also be both cocktail & wine parings available. I'll be sticking with the wine this time since the last time I mixed the two was nooooo buenooooooo. Also working SF Chefs.Food.Wine in August and maybe Family Winemakers as well. Volunteer at events = Free entry & wine! : )

  • digitaldean

    Great show on the Rhones, especially the reds.

    QOTD: Training camp for the Packers… starts next month!

  • Le Tour de France! Hopefully Thor Hushovd can get back in green. He's such a badass.

    I am NOT a fan of waking up at 4-5 am.

  • Eacarrr

    QOTD: Colllege Football opening day…. yeeah, you heard me…. Colllege football is so much more fun (for me) than thean the “play for my contact” NFL


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