EP 904 2004-2006 Vintage Barbaresco Tasting

Gary Vaynerchuk continues his focus on Nebbiolo, this time tasting 3 Barbarescos.

Wines tasted in this episode:

2006 Stefano Farina BarbarescoBarbaresco
2004 Abrigo Barbaresco Vigna MontersinoBarbaresco
2005 Produttori Barbaresco Rabaja RiservaBarbaresco

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luca bercelli


lines of the day – ‘sniffy sniff some flowers…they show up in a lot of wines’ and ‘I haven’t really put my balls on the line for a varietal in the 5 years I’ve been doing the show’

Classic episode, GV in top form and loving the wines

Tags: barbaresco, Italian, red, review, Video, wine, wines

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  • I’m gettin’ the shakes again….where are this week’s shows?

  • NY Pete

    looks like you’ll be shakin’ all week … GV is on vacation.

  • RobinC

    There’s something I don’t know about Discus. I always have trouble getting the cursor to appear under Add New Comment.

    QOTD: I would drink Barbaresco from wooden kegs with Jack Sparrow, Davey Jones, and cohorts on the deck of their pirate ship. We would drink out of heavy silver cups; sing drinking songs, like Sixteen men on a dead man’s chest; play drinking games; whatever those would look like; and regale each other with tales of the sea well into the night.

  • Anonymous

    Coming in late, sorry, been very busy with hospital and police department. Good episode, agree with you that the Nebbiolo’s are good value and good wine.

    QOTD #1 Darth Vadar or one of the Star Wars characters.

    QOTD #2 Gandalf if I wanted to be real philosophical – Merry or Pipin if I wanted a good time

  • Randall

    Try refreshing the page after you’ve logged in…

  • Randall

    Pinotage! Pinotage! Pinotage!

  • Randall

    But if he gives you some Very strong herbal boullion to sip on… Watch Out!!

  • waynooo daaa wino


  • waynooo daaa wino

    Yo Randall, The few Pinotages I drank were pretty LAME…..
    Stick wit da Pinot Noirs !! :oD

  • waynooo daaa wino

    Robin, We ‘re AAAALLLL Strugglin’ wit DISQUS……

  • Randall

    Now I KNOW you’re a wino!! 😉
    We already had this discussion a while back. Memba? “Smoky, fruity goodness in the Pinotages that I’ve tried” I said. And you were all “Hit me wit somodat!”
    So I would say… Revisit the Pinotage. And hopefully this time you won’t get a flabby one! Some DO indeed suck…
    p.s. Try a Golden Kaan. It’s $20ish and “Yes.. it’s real and it’s Fantastic!!” (ala Seinfeld)

  • waynooo daaa wino

    Heck, i can’t remember what i did yesterday….. You expect me to
    remember some Episodes awhile back ????? Golden Kaan… Golden Kaan….
    Golden Kaan…. Think I Got IT !!! :o)

  • Randall

    Wow… Now THAT’S some thought!! Right on!

  • Randall

    :D!! It’s worth a try… Expand thy palate, o waynooo…

  • John D.

    Awesome show Gary. Been on vacation the past week and have been going through WLTV withdrawal! Going to have to get off my bum and start grabbing a few of these great Nebbiolos!

    QOTD: I’m a big fan of English-style mysteries, so I’d have a round table dinner with Sherlock Holmes, Agatha Christie’s Belgian detective Poirot, and Inspector Morse.

  • How about a “CRUSH IT!” t-shirt? If I had one I’d wear it to the gym. If I had two, I’d wear one every day (need two in order not to stink to bad!) I just finished your book and I’m trying to figure out how to apply the same principles to a non-profit charity organization.

    CRUSHING IT in the California Wine Countries!

    Erik Wait

  • I feel like I will never be able to explore wine to any meaningful level, and that makes me sad. Maybe in six months I might finally get around to trying Nebbiolo.

    QOTD Alf immediately popped into my head somehow.

    Gary, when are you going to do the mead show?

  • passion4wine

    that’s hilarious

  • Since my favourite part of the wine world had a terrible 2008 (Nothern Rhone) I go for the safe bet. Bordeuax or Napa Cab. My favourite among Bordeaux is Chateau Pichon-Loungeville Comtesse de Lalande. The 2008 is just out for sale at 75 bones a bottle and is a good vintage. The wine could easliy store for 20 years in a good cellar. But there are so many wines to choose from.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    I once had dinner with a woman who thought she was Trillian.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Nice choice. My avatar is meant to be an image of him. No images of him date back to his time, so who knows what he looked like. Like Homer some question his existence, but I wouldn?t classify him as fictional.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    Lao Tzu wasn?t a warrior. Perhaps you?re thinking of Sun Tzu.

  • Oakmon’s BF

    I just had a really weird mental image of Darth Vader dancing with an umbrella while singing ?Singing in the Rain.?

  • Convivio.

  • Wow. What a powerful ep. I have enjoyed Nebbiolo-based wines in the past, but I did not know of this potential. Love the “bite of moose” comment. Truly hilarious.

    QOTD1: Gene Kelly for me, is timeless.
    QOTD2: 007, Jean-Luc Picard, or Leto I.

  • RobinC

    Good idea. I’ll try it.

  • RobinC

    Thanks. I though it was evocative of a simpler place and time.

  • MelbaLI=Turnip… Oh what you must think of me. You are correct sir. Philosopher vs The Great war tactican. Yeah…nice job Melba


  • RobinC

    I thought you had to be a computer person to undertand Disqus.

  • waynooo daaa wino

    It surely doesn’t hurt (to be a computer person), which i definitely
    ain’t….. :o)

  • ZacSeattle

    QOTD: Samwise Gamgee…I like the thought of having some wine with someone who keeps pans, bacon, and sausage on their person. Plus I always trust a fat cook.

  • Anonymous

    Discus hate me half the time as well,,,,and,,,,I had to change my name from Redmeat to Redmeat 1969,,,,

  • nope

  • Allan

    S to the L to the A to the C to the K to the E to the R!


  • NY Pete
  • I want to see more Sir Gary V please..

  • Anonymous

    That’s one of the strangest replies I have received. Interesting, but strange.

    It brings up the possibility of he and Boba Fett breaking into a chorus of “Happy Days Are Here Again.”

  • Anonymous

    Slacker, in case you haven’t noticed, it’s THURSDAY already 😉

  • Oakmon’s BF

    There were two questions of the day and you gave two answers. The first question was to name an umbrella character. Many people thought of Gene Kelly doing ?Singing in the Rain.? You thought of Darth Vader. This is what triggered my mental image. 🙂

  • Anonymous

    What a great episode Gary. First one I’ve watch in a while and I’m inspired!

    QOTD1: Rihanna.
    QOTD2: Professor Snape. Would be fun to get drunk off some good Piedmontese wine with him.

  • Arschmode

    Mr.Steed from the Advengers! Always a classy umbrella!
    We need to know your fav French Malbec!

    Jeff & Allison

  • 750ml

    ?OTD 1 – You definitely captured the Big 3. I just love the French word for umbrella – parapluie…

    ?OTD 2 – Michael Corleone

  • Randall

    That’s ALL that triggered that mental image??

  • Don’t know if someone put you on to who P. Diddy’s boy was, but his name is Farnsworth Bentley 🙂 LOL…LMAO…LOL. I literally laughed out loud. You recently followed me on Twitter. I was asking about your new book. Thank you for following back. You are the reason I’m on twitter and you were the FIRST person I added. I appreciate you. You’re an inspiration.

  • dwhk

    Any room for a Vino Lover in HK on the forum?

  • dwhk

    I’m having the same problem mate…. unless it is some inside joke we don’t know about.
    Any help would be appreciated

  • Anonymous

    Have you considered vintage Port? Check out this article for more guidance: http://blogs.wsj.com/wine/2010/05/18/a-guide-to-2008-single-quintas/

  • Anonymous

    Or just bacchantes maybe? In any case, always open to any kind of bacchanalian revelry!

  • RobinC

    I had to change my name too, but I changed it back.

  • Justin

    QOTD: Ahab!


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