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by Charlie Carnes
October 19th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 1920

Re: 1981 Help!

Robert Sand wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 1:26 am
Chateauneuf du Pape, even minor wines are stiĺl good
Clos du papes was/is amazing!
by Charlie Carnes
October 15th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?
Replies: 35
Views: 3480

Re: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?

William Kelley wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Keith Levenberg wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Not many Vosne 1ers with the Richebourg profile
Lalou once said something to the effect of Beaux Monts being the little brother of Richebourg, and there is lots of sense to it; but equally Leroy Beaux Monts is far from an affordable alternative.
But what a great wine!
by Charlie Carnes
October 5th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2494

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

Resting on the current classifications doesn't really work in the case of Les St. Georges because it almost certainly would have been classified grand cru in the original classification on its merits. Henri Gouges didn't let it get considered because he was the mayor of Nuits at the time and a majo...
by Charlie Carnes
October 5th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2494

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

I would argue that the innate qualities of wines from the NSG terroir do not reach grand cru status no matter how impressive they are as examples of their vineyards. I have had bottles of '30s Nuits from Thomas Bassot, 1940s Gouges, magical Chevillon old and young, Lalou's Boudots, and even, frankl...
by Charlie Carnes
October 1st, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 58779

Re: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)

Bottom line to me is that when I read critical tasting notes I often don't get the feeling the critic is sitting at his keyboard focused on "how do I describe this wine" (a very difficult challenge BTW!), but instead "how do I praise and market this wine". Thats it! Why I have very little use for c...
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....
Replies: 15
Views: 912

Re: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 10:57 am
Dayum, quite a night! Amongst my three favorite Bordeaux. Claus always drinks well!

Funny side note, my iPad autocorrect changed “Dayum” to “Caymus”. No bueno . . . .
Figured you would chime in on that list of wines. Some of my favorites in terms of Pradikats, too!

Great list Claus!
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1755

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

I am definitely an absolute guy. I am sure that I have been swayed by influences other than the wine in the glass, but I try to be as impartial as possible.
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6479

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

My tastes and cellar have mightily changed. I used to be heavy to highly rated highly allocated Bordeaux and Napa cabs. I bought tons of Bordeaux futures and was on plenty of mailing lists like Peter Michael, Kongsgard, Bond et. al. For a pretty good while now i have been buying Burgundy like Dujac,...
by Charlie Carnes
September 19th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 958

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 7:27 am
Walter Scott, Goodfellow, back fill Arcadian, Rhys.
Excellent rec. I would add Jamie Kutch to this as well. His low alc chards are dreamy.
by Charlie Carnes
September 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1830

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

It would be awesome if they released some of the mid 70s Petite Sirah. The 1974 was a great wine! I think I liked the 1973 as well.
by Charlie Carnes
August 29th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 50
Views: 1630

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

Yes again on burgundy. The few I’ve had have all been winners. Voillot Champans was sensational I had a few years back.
by Charlie Carnes
August 21st, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3449

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 9:57 am
I really like where the discussion is headed in the last 10 or so posts, in particular - very intelligent points. I'm looking them over carefully, multiple times, so thank you
Agree, very good input!
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1701

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

Markus, that’s funny. I can remember asking my wife to put the glass to my mouth because my hands were too dirty. Usually involves a trade of crab or shrimp peeled and ready to eat!!
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3136

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

Todd Hamina wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 4:17 pm


Disclaimer: Bern's and Haven are customers.
Nice Todd.
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1701

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

You’ve got my mouth watering, Ross! Well, there are a ton of recommendations, and I believe they are all correct... To start, the main seasoning, wether it’s Old Bay or something similar, has so many taste elements. There is spicy, savory, bitter, bittersweet, even sweet, if using good corn. Then th...
by Charlie Carnes
August 8th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3136

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

While nothing is written in stone with very old wines. I agree with Charlie that many an old wine needs more air than you think. I’ve had 100 year old Bordeaux that take hours to ramp up. Also 70+ year old Burgundy and Barolo that needed tons of “air” time as well. I know at Berns, nothing is stood ...
by Charlie Carnes
August 7th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4628

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Howard wins. That had me rolling early this morning.
by Charlie Carnes
August 6th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?
Replies: 15
Views: 1060

Re: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?

Check out these two websites. Great people and great wines... https://www.vomboden.com/ https://www.larscarlberg.com/ I drink a lot of Mosel, Saar, and Nahe wines. There are so many. I recommend buying a mixed case and find what you like. Great stores who ship to many states: https://crushwineco.com...
by Charlie Carnes
August 6th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4628

Re: NBA Player’s Unofficial Wine Club

Reddick should have just called Carnes and Alfert to bring him some stuff. Between the two, they could have sourced great rhones and burgs. But then again, they'd have to know who Redick is. Enter Fu and me. Clearly Redick needs to get on Wineberserkers so he can get his fix same-day. Kane, you put...
by Charlie Carnes
August 5th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

Marcus, beautiful note on the Bertheau. Yea 79 beans sucks, but I have been smitten by many a young village Burgundy in the last few years. is it your impression that Burgundy has found another gear over the last decade? Maybe it's that I can now afford better producers but I don't remember village...
by Charlie Carnes
August 5th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 709

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

Marcus, beautiful note on the Bertheau. Yea 79 beans sucks, but I have been smitten by many a young village Burgundy in the last few years.
by Charlie Carnes
July 30th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5233

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the ...
by Charlie Carnes
July 30th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 58779

Re: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)

Neal, who wrote that one. I looked a couple of pages back and couldn't find it.
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5233

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the rs?
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5233

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I wouldn’t bother with W-K. Because you don't think the trocken is dry enough? Yep. They are usually around 2-4g/l as far as I recall. Wonderful balanced wines. As I’ve said before the wines Adam seeks don’t exist. Got it, Stein wouldn't work either. Perceptually dry and half dry kabinetten and spa...
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht

Jim Stewart wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 4:05 am

P.S. I am a relative newbie to Riesling Kabinett, but its music suits me.
Well said! Kabinett makes beautiful music!
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht
Replies: 19
Views: 1511

Re: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht

I defer to David and Howard, BUT I love young Zilliken Rausch Kabi. 8 year old Willi Schaefer turned me on aging Kabinett and I am in the process of so doing. Looking forward to my first aged Zilliken! Don't skip on Zilliken Rausch Spatlese or Auslese with age. Nectar of the gods. I agree! Zilliken...
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5233

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Adam, have you tried the trocken wines of Dr. Uli Stein?
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 112
Views: 5233

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Russell Faulkner wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:31 am
I wouldn’t bother with W-K.
Because you don't think the trocken is dry enough?
by Charlie Carnes
July 28th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3239

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

But which way does he influence everyone? Damn it.. he influences my wallet b/c if there is a wine i like and he talks up, i end up paying more in future vintages!! [soap.gif] Not a problem for me - future vintages of Verset are staying the same price. My first and only bottle of Verset was with th...
by Charlie Carnes
July 24th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: TN: 1989 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

Tomás Costa wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 8:29 am
...the angels must be drinking this stuff in Paradise.
Tomás, I love how you put that! The wine was truly compelling!
by Charlie Carnes
July 24th, 2020, 12:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Hmm, I’ve Never Had a Diamond Creek Cabernet, What Am I Missing (If Anything)?
Replies: 69
Views: 3138

Re: Hmm, I’ve Never Had a Diamond Creek Cabernet, What Am I Missing (If Anything)?

Robert, no funny stories to add, but the wines were, at times, sublime. I don’t think I have bought any for quite a while. If they do have a Renaissance I selfishly hope it’s old school...
by Charlie Carnes
July 23rd, 2020, 5:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10343

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Oh my! Robert is a curmudgeonly old muppet. I love it!
by Charlie Carnes
July 23rd, 2020, 5:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 2
Views: 383

TN: 1989 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

1989 Château d'Yquem - France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes (7/23/2020) This was a singularly perfect wine and experience. We had son and his girlfriend out to dinner. We were drinking Champagne. This wine had been on my mind all night after seeing it on the list. I say what the heck toward the ...
by Charlie Carnes
July 22nd, 2020, 8:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10343

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

This is the wisdom of the crowds theory, but what is the average critic score for 2009 Cos d'Estournel? A theory favored by tulip investors. Hah! I have an ongoing argument with a friend that aggregate CellarTracker scores are useless, because they're both impossible to calibrate and the scorers ar...
by Charlie Carnes
July 18th, 2020, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WILLIAM KELLEY!
Replies: 231
Views: 10343

Re: WILLIAM KELLEY!

Totally agree with all the praise for the most exciting addition to wine reviewing since...can't remember(!) - I suppose we have to be thankful for the demise of Mark Squires' BB, because his contributions here are invaluable. I too took advantage of the TWA 3 month offer, but I will not be continu...
by Charlie Carnes
July 12th, 2020, 1:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2019 German Riesling
Replies: 315
Views: 19596

Re: 2019 German Riesling

Just ordered a boat load. Mostly Pradikats from the usual suspects... Have already ordered a few in the last two weeks.
by Charlie Carnes
July 12th, 2020, 12:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?
Replies: 525
Views: 38615

Re: Traditional vs. Modern Bordeaux?

Really cool reading back in this old thread. Klapp and Gilman had some great back and forth!
by Charlie Carnes
June 23rd, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 58779

Re: It's critic bingo! ('19 Haut Brion threatens to "go atomic")

Now we have some prancing Black Forest cake. And some cinnamon toast and preserves. Rolland wuz here. 98-100 Points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate: "The 2019 Figeac is composed of 30% Merlot, 34% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Cabernet Franc, harvested from the 13th of September to the 7th of Octo...
by Charlie Carnes
June 23rd, 2020, 1:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Am I Pinot'd out?
Replies: 92
Views: 4944

Re: Am I Pinot'd out?

Interesting thread! I am usually like, "Chardonnay, Yuck!" I have really been enjoying some of them lately. My tastes always ebb and flow, but almost always from Riesling, to Pinot Noir, to Champagne, with a little Rhone dropped in from time to time...
by Charlie Carnes
June 17th, 2020, 8:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 58779

Re: It's critic bingo! ('19 Haut Brion threatens to "go atomic")

So I have question for the “pros”. You taste 600+ wines for 2019, and many are in the 50/60 or more second finish range. Does that mean you wait say 70 seconds for each finish to finish. Do you use a stopwatch? Is it a gut feeling? What happens in the end when the taste is almost nothing? I wonder i...
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your German riesling breakdown
Replies: 73
Views: 2535

Re: Your German riesling breakdown

Here's mine: Trocken (includes kabinett through auslese trocken): 23% GG: 4% Feinherb/Off-Dry: 2% Kabinett: 23% Spatlese: 23% Auslese: 22% BA: 1% TBA: 0% Eiswein: 1% I'm pretty surprised about the relatively even split between trocken, kabinett, spatlese, and auslese. My goals in general have been ...
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 2:46 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)
Replies: 1242
Views: 58779

Re: It's critic bingo! ('19 Haut Brion threatens to "go atomic")

I've tried to hold off on commenting in this thread, but just can't resist. How are so many so insistent on being annoyed by a person's descriptors and prose in a tasting note on a wine? This stuff is decidedly subjective and one person's black forest cake is another person's cocoa-powder-dusted ch...
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 2:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

Funny, I only own two more white Bordeaux. A one off 1998 Haut Brion Blanc, and a 1999 Margaux Pavillon Blanc.
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 355

Re: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)

The first night, Hawaiian Snapper, lightly spiced on a flat top griddle with slightly browned parsleyed butter. Saved a little and now I'm sitting watching it rain and enjoying it by itself. Its rather cold where I am, so I think that helps. I love it. It has a little Fruit and mineral of a good Tro...
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 2:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6595

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

A few comments in the thread about aging Oregon chards made me wonder which chards are contenders for ‘best’ produced in this country. If someone was willing to gift you a bottle of any domestic Chardonnay you want, which one would you choose?QPR should not be a consideration. Eyrie Original Vines ...
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best domestic Chardonnay?
Replies: 111
Views: 6595

Re: Best domestic Chardonnay?

Great discussion, for me, and they are all fairly new discoveries, but easily: Kutch Trout Gulch, Walter Scott Seven Springs, Walter Scott X Novo, and Goodfellow Richard's. These are all world class Chards!

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