Posts Tagged ‘GV Special’

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 84: A Real Head-Scratcher

February 7, 2013

In this episode, Jeff blind tastes a GV Special

Wine Tasted:


To see the wine, scroll down…


Hunt Cellars 2002 Outlaw Ridge Vineyard Zinfandel

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 83: Napa makes Merlot too!

February 4, 2013

In this episode, in an effort to get over the Super Bowl loss of his 49ers, Jeff tries a Napa Valley Merlot…

Wine Tasted:


Franciscan 2007 Merlot

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 78: Happy Holidays from Stay Rad

December 21, 2012

In this episode, Jeff blind tastes a GV Special for the Holidays…

Wine Tasted:


It’s a blind tasting. If you want to see the wine, either scroll down or watch the episode.

Here it is…

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 74: Under the Radar on a #WW

December 5, 2012

In this episode, Jeff tries another GV Special in a brown bag for #WineWednesday…

Wine Tasted:

It’s a blind tasting, but…

If you’re dying to know…



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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 72: I should have known…

November 7, 2012

In this episode, Jeff goes blind on a GV Special for Wine Wednesday.

Wine Tasted:


It’s a blind tasting, but if you really want to know, scroll down.


Russiz Superiore 2005 Cabernet Franc del Collio

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 70: Nailed It (Kind Of)!

October 25, 2012

In this episode, Jeff tries a blind GV Special

Wine Tasted:


It’s a blind tasting, silly. If you are dying to know what it is, check out the picture below…


Benegas 2007 Libertad Vineyard Syrah

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 68: THIS is Barossa, Jack!

October 8, 2012

In this episode, Jeff opens up a cracker of a Shiraz from South Australia.

Wine Tasted:


Barossa Jack 2008 Estate Shiraz

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Wine and Burritos

September 19, 2012

Tonight, Kara and I were in a burrito type of mood…

You know the feeling.

But… I was also in a wine type of mood…

You know the feeling.

Finding the right wine to pair with a burrito is kinda tough though…

I mean…

When’s the last time you ordered wine at a Mexican restaurant?

After picking up a couple burritos at La Choza Taqueria in Morgan Hill I took a look in the wine cabinet to see if any of my GV Specials would work.  After a few minutes, I came up with this one…


Estampa 2007 Assemblage

The Estampa 2007 Assemblage is a Chilean wine composed of 63% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Merlot.  This wine retails for $10.  I picked it because Chilean wines always come off as tasting a little green and spicy… The perfect complement for a big, savory burrito.

Here’s how it went down…

Color: This wine is a dark and dull reddish purple.

Nose: For a ten dollar wine, I was surprised by the big, decadent aroma of juicy plums, blackberries, and blueberries.  There was a nice chalkiness to the nose… And you know I love chalk.  This wine smells expensive.

Taste: Woah!  This wine has big, aggressive tannins.  For a 2007, this wine strikes me as tasting very young… But it’s gonna be a beast one day.  Good fruit of plum and fig.  Nice notes of green bell pepper.

Score: The only thing that is holding me back about this wine are those big tannins.  I mean… They are big.  I’m giving it an 89 today, but I think it has potential to knock some socks off in about five years.

Now, let’s try it with the burrito…


Un Super Burrito de Carne Asada

I love the burritos at La Choza.

I love them.

Chewy tortillas.

Juicy chunks of beef.

Sour cream… So creamy and sour.

I love ’em.

I just don’t love them with the Estampa.


The greenness of the wine did compliment the burrito, but those tannins… Those tannins are just too overwhelming.

Here’s what you should do.

Get you a burrito and a beer.

Enjoy the wine later.

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 65: DMZ from GV

September 8, 2012

In this episode, Jeff tries his frist GV Special

Wine Tasted:


DMZ 2008 Shiraz, South Africa

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Toys for Wine? I can dig it!

September 5, 2012


Some of you may know that Gary Vaynerchuk (of Wine Library TV, Daily Grape, and Crush It fame) is my wine hero.

I liked wine before I ever watched an episode of WLTV, but Gary Vaynerchuk helped me love it.

You’ve gotta know that I was stoked to find out on Twitter recently that Gary was looking for old 80’s toys… and that he was looking to trade wine for them.

I ran over to my closet, picked out some of my old toys that were gathering up dust, and hit up @GaryVee on the Twitter.

After a little negotiating back and forth, we came to an agreement, and I shipped my stuff off the next day.


Take a peek at what showed up on my doorstep today…


Twenty-One Bottles of Wine, Picked out by Gary. Why 21? Well… It’s football season, and Frank Gore is my favorite player.

Check out some of the bad boys that Gary sent my way…


Russiz Superiore 2005 Collio Cabernet Franc


Barossa Jack 2008 Shiraz


L’Argentier 2009 Vieilles Vignes de Cinsault

Hella nerdy.

Hella fun.

And I can dig it!

I’m looking forward to tasting and reviewing a bunch of these wines for y’all.  In honor of Gary, I will be referring to these wines as GV Specials.

Here’s hoping they bring the thunder.

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