Gary's Tasting Notes

Gary's Tasting Notes - student project

GaryVEE here. Here are my notes on the wines we tasted in the class. Check em out!


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Prosecco S.Anna V8+

On the nose you get a lot of almond paste, pear, and yellow gummy candy. The palate shows peach, acacia flower, and an intriguing spritz of acidity. Very smooth with a long finish that brings out some of the crushed rock components that add complexity to the peach.

Alternatives to ask for at your local wine store:

  • La Marca
  • Cavit Lunetta


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2014 Hubert Brochard Sancerre Les Collines Blanches

This wine has an incredibly vibrant nose of apricots and orange peel. There is also a perfume element as well as a fresh laundry component. The palate opens with lemony acidity that subsides into a sake-like creaminess on the mid-palate, and finishes with an applesauce component along with hints of ginger.

Alternatives to ask for at your local wine store:

  • Domaine Vacheron
  • Henri Bourgeois


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2013 Chakana Maipe Cabernet Reserva Mendoza

On the nose there are strawberries and cherries with a hint of oak and a lot of powdered chocolate. The palate also shows tons of red fruit, but there is a blackberry component that you don't get from the nose. This wine is very dry and chalky with something like charcoal on the finish. A tremendous complement for a big meaty dish.

Alternatives to ask for at your local wine store:

  • Santa Ema 
  • Laura Hartwig


Remember, if you want to try these EXACT wines for yourself, we've put together an exclusive bundle for Skillshare students through the Wine Library!

Gary Vaynerchuk
Wine Guru and CEO, Vaynermedia