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by Charlie Carnes
February 28th, 2021, 5:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 1980 Burgundy vintage at age 40
Replies: 25
Views: 1491

Re: The 1980 Burgundy vintage at age 40

William, great, great article! Thanks for sharing it. Looks like notes for subscribers. Curious if you ever found any Voillot? I think we had talked about them briefly.
by Charlie Carnes
February 25th, 2021, 5:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?
Replies: 103
Views: 10962

Re: Example of highly allocated, yet inexpensive wines?

Howard Cooper wrote: February 25th, 2021, 7:20 am Reds from Ramonet and Bernard Moreau
Rully from Aubert de Villaine
Falkenstein
Seems like it is starting be this way for Zilliken and Reinhold Haart
Emedio Pepe
Chateau Pradeaux
Funny, I was thinking Julian Haart's pradikats.
by Charlie Carnes
February 11th, 2021, 8:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers
Replies: 261
Views: 13634

Re: Wineries please note - I am sick of styro shippers

Good discussion guys. I don’t like polystyrene either. I hate the sound it makes. I hate the little beads it leaves in wine bottles. I am in the landfill/soild waste business. And its true, inside a well run landfill which is generally very anaerobic the stuff might take a million years to break dow...
by Charlie Carnes
February 8th, 2021, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?
Replies: 168
Views: 4977

Re: Your ideal alcohol level for a medium/full bodied red?

Last, I make 4000+ cases a year. And I can tell you that out of shiners with no label on them, I like the vintages with lower alcohol enough that it is the FIRST and FOREMOST thing I am focused on. Picking ripe fruit at Brix levels that without watering back will give me sub 14% abvs and sub-13% if...
by Charlie Carnes
February 8th, 2021, 9:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.
Replies: 204
Views: 9425

Re: The 100 point scale is pretty useless.

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: February 3rd, 2021, 5:01 pm
Occasionally I get emails/texts from you, or Keith, Fu or Todd saying, “you need to get this.” Score becomes irrelevant at that point.
Thanks, now I know my recs are about 57 out of 100 to you!
by Charlie Carnes
February 7th, 2021, 9:40 am
Forum: Epicurean Exploits - Food and Recipes
Topic: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?
Replies: 25
Views: 1714

Re: Flannery's 130 day dry aged steak--how is this going down?

Well I hate to say it but I am with you. I had the 100 day strip this week and the 130 ribeye. The strip, 16 oz, cooked on hardwood at my campsite was one of the best steaks I had, ever! The 130, I just can’t wrap my head around. I’m thinking it is maybe for some people more than it is for me. It’s ...
by Charlie Carnes
January 28th, 2021, 6:18 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Flannery Beef *Monopole Cru Offer* (what remains is open for all!)
Replies: 81
Views: 5541

Re: Flannery Beef *Monopole Cru Offer* (what remains is open for all!)

"It will be beyond the ‘nuttiness’ usually found in dry aged steaks, and will present with a ‘blue cheese’ like scent." Makes me think I might just skip the red wine and go straight for a Gold Kap Auslese Riesling (which, by the way, goes ridiculously well w/ blue cheese Flannery Kali bur...
by Charlie Carnes
January 28th, 2021, 11:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!
Replies: 69
Views: 3998

Re: Berserker Day debriefing thread....whoooo!

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: January 28th, 2021, 5:51 am I participated for the first time.

Of note, though - I made my first purchase of New World wine since 2008! Marcus Goodfellow and all who praise his wines broke my streak.
I think you will love them.
by Charlie Carnes
January 28th, 2021, 6:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?
Replies: 223
Views: 8374

Re: Ok, tally it up. What did you buy?

Mark Maddox wrote: January 27th, 2021, 8:40 pm 66 bottles
10 beef jerky’s
6 glasses
2 decanters

I have zero storage...time for a(nother) stash house.
Dang I forgot the jerky. Hopefully she’s still got some!
by Charlie Carnes
January 27th, 2021, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: NV Riunite Lambrusco
Replies: 6
Views: 336

Re: TN: NV Riunite Lambrusco

I read earlier this morning that Jellybean Bryant and Kobe played played on teams that were sponsored by Cantine Riunite, so I figured it'd be somewhat fitting to pour a glass today. I couldn't wait to chill it, so I put it on ice -- 8 cubes, to be exact. I get a melange of berries, plum skin, mull...
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: CHARLES HEIDSIECK / RARE CHAMPAGNE - Direct To Consumer!
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: CHARLES HEIDSIECK / RARE CHAMPAGNE - Direct To Consumer!

It’s like an extra $.01 out of your pocket every time, right. But hey stuff keeps coming to me.
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 2:24 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: CHARLES HEIDSIECK / RARE CHAMPAGNE - Direct To Consumer!
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: CHARLES HEIDSIECK / RARE CHAMPAGNE - Direct To Consumer!

Think I’m gonna take a decade and a millennium. Now I gotta pull an Anton and ponder the Rose sixer.
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 2:19 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: CHARLES HEIDSIECK / RARE CHAMPAGNE - Direct To Consumer!
Replies: 26
Views: 2630

Re: CHARLES HEIDSIECK / RARE CHAMPAGNE - Direct To Consumer!

I just read through the whole offer. Pretty darn extensive, and impressive!
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 11:41 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Pentacle Herbs, Aromatic Bitters SOLD OUT, but more FEB22
Replies: 38
Views: 1233

Re: Pentacle Herbs - Aromatic Bitters

Just grabbed two! I love great bitters. Also, love the entrepreneurial spirit!!!
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 10:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: UNTOUCHED FOR DECADES-VERY FINE WINE IN A CABINET
Replies: 43
Views: 3989

Re: UNTOUCHED FOR DECADES-VERY FINE WINE IN A CABINET

Anton D wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:15 am Oh, man!

This is gonna be my first stop.
Yea, I feel like I need to camp out the day before like I'm waiting for concert tickets!
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 9:42 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: *** CLOSED***EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet
Replies: 39
Views: 2562

Re: EMH Vineyards Black Cat Cabernet

Merrill Lindquist wrote: January 26th, 2021, 9:08 am Thank you, Alex. Don't ignore that 2011. Despite the reputation of the vintage in general, this one has many fans and buyers who come back for re-loads.
This is a really nice 2011 to be sure.
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 9:30 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Halcon BD12 Offer - open thru Feb 5th
Replies: 109
Views: 4692

Re: Halcon BD12 Offer

Paul, ill grab a Rhone sixer! Thanks
by Charlie Carnes
January 26th, 2021, 9:03 am
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: Thank you! Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages
Replies: 238
Views: 11311

Re: Goodfellow Berserker Day XII packages

Marcus, in for a sixer of Stotter, and a sixer of BD Chards!
by Charlie Carnes
January 25th, 2021, 5:57 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 12 (Jan 27, 2021) "The Black Friday of Wine Commerce" - Forbes
Topic: 10-year Participants! Our BerserkerDay MVPs
Replies: 38
Views: 3922

Re: 10-year Participants! Our BerserkerDay MVPs

cjsavino wrote: January 25th, 2021, 1:16 pm Pretty sure I bought from 9 or 10 of these
same!
by Charlie Carnes
January 24th, 2021, 7:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ch. Canon
Replies: 18
Views: 1240

Re: Ch. Canon

Pat Martin wrote: January 24th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Mattstolz wrote: January 24th, 2021, 12:59 pm big fan of Canon!
Big fan of the former Canon.
Yes. This! Old cannon were terrific!
by Charlie Carnes
January 24th, 2021, 7:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin
Replies: 5
Views: 803

Re: TN: 2017 Burgs at Home via Coravin

Young 2017s have been terrific out of the gate.
by Charlie Carnes
January 21st, 2021, 4:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3354

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

Well, I haven't drunk hardly anything that is 15 years old or younger, so it's hard to say. Also, many of my friends have told me to buy 2016. I have not bought a single bottle, I guess I should? I own a bunch of 2000 and 2005 but I am waiting on those. Also, isn't 2000 the last year of the 20th cen...
by Charlie Carnes
January 19th, 2021, 3:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Venison Wellington food pairing...
Replies: 21
Views: 768

Re: Venison Wellington food pairing...

Robert.A.Jr. wrote: January 19th, 2021, 12:57 pm Damn that sounds good!!

I’d be hard pressed to figure whether I want Bordeaux or Northern Rhône, and thus might have both open!
Ditto this! An old Barolo would also be super!
by Charlie Carnes
January 17th, 2021, 12:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century
Replies: 75
Views: 3354

Re: Poll: Top Red Bordeaux vintage of the Century

Todd - I find your “pop-up” Ads quite offensive. At a time when I am trying to have a sophisticated and relevant discussion with my good friend Howard, somehow I got logged off and then flagellated with Ads regarding my age, ED and suggestions of grandeur if I only eat certain foods and take these ...
by Charlie Carnes
January 17th, 2021, 6:40 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("a little thunder of volatility in the tannins")
Replies: 1396
Views: 68035

Re: It's critic bingo! ("a little thunder of volatility in the tannins")

Why do I feel that Mr. Galloni is consumed by the geometry of the cosmos, or at least of wine? We had a wine whose "aromatic reach is three-dimensional with width, height and depth" , one that was "totally spherical in its expression of black fruit" , and another that "exud...
by Charlie Carnes
January 17th, 2021, 6:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape
Replies: 7
Views: 458

TN: 1989 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape

1989 Château de Beaucastel Châteauneuf-du-Pape - France, Rhône, Southern Rhône, Châteauneuf-du-Pape (12/22/2020) Holy moly this was great! I was blown over by the compelling nose of Christmas spice, gingerbread, old forest floor, cigar box, and gorgeous soil perceptions! Same for the taste: there w...
by Charlie Carnes
January 12th, 2021, 5:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4766

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

The Mouton probably won't get better but will hold for awhile yet. La Mission Haut Brion is still unready for my tastes. Had both about 6 months ago. Good to know re LMHB as i am still waiting to drink my bottles (pre-arrival from Macarthurs. For the person asking what to backfill - Gruaud Larose. ...
by Charlie Carnes
January 12th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir
Replies: 2
Views: 383

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Roulot Meursault Les Tessons Clos de Mon Plaisir

Yea, pretty much when Holmes starts with exquisite , you know it’s going to be great!
by Charlie Carnes
January 12th, 2021, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 01 Beaucastel
Replies: 28
Views: 1266

Re: TN: 01 Beaucastel

timmy roos wrote: January 12th, 2021, 2:02 am What is the best window for most beaucastels? Is it best drunk young or does the 10+ year tertiary magic worth the wait?
The 1989 I drank midway through 2020 was simply amazing, with tons of life. Same for 2001. They will go the distance and add complexity for decades.
by Charlie Carnes
January 11th, 2021, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP
Replies: 145
Views: 9752

Re: Horrible news about a Berserker - Frank Drew, RIP

This is such a terrible story. Chloe, thanks for coming on here. I will go to the relief fund website now. My prayers go out to you and your family.
by Charlie Carnes
January 10th, 2021, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2551

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Well we need to fix this. I believe in J Haart’s Pradikats with utmost emphasis!!!
by Charlie Carnes
January 10th, 2021, 4:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2551

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

On the New Year’s wine resolutions thread, I posted that one of my resolutions this year was to try riesling kabinett from Von Schubert Maximin Grunhaus and other classic Mosel/Ruwer/Saar producers with serious age on it (20+ years). These are nearly impossible to find at retail or auction since ev...
by Charlie Carnes
January 10th, 2021, 4:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2551

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Ich habe das! But you need to try some Julien Haart and Willi Schaefer which I have tons of.
by Charlie Carnes
January 10th, 2021, 4:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Generosity of Berserkers
Replies: 47
Views: 2551

Re: The Generosity of Berserkers

Hmmm. I’ve never tried a Riesling. Are they any good? Wish I could afford one and knew where to find them. ;) Awesome, cool for you, Brian. You are a good egg and a great addition to this forum. Ha! If only there were people who could help you out... champagne.gif Looks like I need to make the shor...
by Charlie Carnes
January 10th, 2021, 4:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine when you are sick
Replies: 3
Views: 467

Re: Wine when you are sick

Never liked wine when I was sick. Old fashions are medicinal on the other hand. When I smoked, I couldn’t get a cigarette down either. Lucky that was years ago!!
by Charlie Carnes
January 9th, 2021, 1:10 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?
Replies: 65
Views: 3399

Re: Anyone still prefer Riedel’s Sommeliers series?

I still use the Burgundy stems occasionally when it's just the two of us, usually next to a different glass to observe the differences. I also very occasionally like the Montrachet stems, which is a surprise since they barely curve in at all. I always thought the Sommelier syrah stems were beautifu...
by Charlie Carnes
January 7th, 2021, 4:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4766

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

Overall in my lifetime 1961, 1982 and 2005 are the great vintages ( I know 05 is still quite closed but across the board it is pure, balanced and beautifully flavoured ). Interesting. Pretty good list. If you were born early enough maybe add 1959. Have not had many but the ones I have had are wonde...
by Charlie Carnes
January 7th, 2021, 12:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4766

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

1982 was my first Bordeaux buying year of any significance. I bought La Lagune, Leoville Barton, Brane Cantenac, Grand Puy Lacoste, Latour A Pomerol, Leoville Las Cases, Lynch Pages and Pichon Lalande. I've since tasted ( guzzled, delighted in etc ) all the Firsts and famous Rights and many others ...
by Charlie Carnes
January 6th, 2021, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?
Replies: 102
Views: 4766

Re: How would we rate 1982 Bordeaux if they were released today?

Got it. I hope you get the chance to drink some good bottles of 1982. They can no so sublime.

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