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by Charlie Carnes
June 23rd, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52446

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: 77
Views: 3646

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! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52446

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: 2149

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! (striding confidently when not prancing)
Replies: 1129
Views: 52446

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: 315

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: 315

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: 104
Views: 4737

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: 104
Views: 4737

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!
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc (France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan)
Replies: 11
Views: 315

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

2003 Domaine de Chevalier Blanc - France, Bordeaux, Graves, Pessac-Léognan (6/16/2020) The reds might be modern, but this white was stupendous, and delivered the "goods" for three days straight. To start, this wine was crisp, and tight, and just exuding liquid mineral perceptions and liquid stones....
by Charlie Carnes
June 10th, 2020, 5:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Levet fans - please help me understand
Replies: 29
Views: 1636

Re: Levet fans - please help me understand

Sh@n A wrote:
June 7th, 2020, 10:58 pm
Another (brilliant) resource:
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by Charlie Carnes
June 5th, 2020, 2:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTN: 2000 Mouton Rothschild
Replies: 9
Views: 767

Re: WTN: 2000 Mouton Rothschild

The 2000 Mouton Rothschild is mesmerizing. I had two modest pours (nine of us were sharing the bottle), and the first one was all red fruit, leather, tobacco and subtle wood spice. It was beautiful. The bottle had been opened eight hours ahead, but not decanted (p.s. I didn’t bring the bottle). Abo...
by Charlie Carnes
June 5th, 2020, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules
Replies: 2
Views: 214

Re: TN: 2015 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules

I drank the 2014 recently. It was one of the greatest Champagnes I have drunk in a long time. Thanks for the note!
by Charlie Carnes
May 17th, 2020, 6:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How good is Chevillon?
Replies: 92
Views: 4926

Re: How good is Chevillon?

They are, and have been for a while, great wines. I agree with the sentiment that they are more accessible now, but did not give up intensity and depth as Robert Sand said. They are crunchy, textured, with a lovely purity of fruit and pretty dusty clay/mineral traits. Cailles seems to hit my sweet s...
by Charlie Carnes
May 12th, 2020, 6:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine pairing with music
Replies: 32
Views: 915

Re: Wine pairing with music

Great question Brian. Mood, music, and alcohol consumption definitely go hand in hand. Perfection for me is when I'm prepping and cooking all day and I play a playlist of my '80s college music, which is post punk or punk influenced rock n roll. I can get into a bottle or two of wine so easily and re...
by Charlie Carnes
May 11th, 2020, 4:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal
Replies: 13
Views: 704

Re: 2017 Arnoux-Lachaux Horizontal

You always want to make sure to get a good Fu fill to fulfill your small bottle needs.
by Charlie Carnes
May 11th, 2020, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Pinot Noir X-Novo Vineyard
Replies: 3
Views: 375

Re: TN: 2018 Walter Scott Pinot Noir X-Novo Vineyard

I have some coming! Very excited about the whites en route to me as we speak!
by Charlie Carnes
May 11th, 2020, 10:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2947

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

Another great itch scratcher lately was the 2016 Tawse Vosne Romanee
by Charlie Carnes
May 11th, 2020, 9:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Freaking Awesome Village !!
Replies: 49
Views: 2947

Re: Freaking Awesome Village !!

... a great village wine scratches a different itch than an OK Grand Cru. Intriguing thought. Can you expand on this? When you open Grand Cru bottles, it usually comes with some sense of gravity and high hopes. They ideally are opened after several years of aging. They are "special occasion" wines,...
by Charlie Carnes
May 10th, 2020, 11:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAKE - Discovery of the Year
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: SAKE - Discovery of the Year

Masumi Sanka "Mountain Flowers Kirinzan Ginga Shizuku "Divine Droplets Watari Bune Junmai Daiginjo Katsuyama “Akatsuki Ozeki “Judan Jikomi” I love this one so much, and if you like Pradikats this will sing to you! Hitorimusume "Only One Daughter" Born Yume wa Masayuma Junmai Daiginjo "Dreams Come Tr...
by Charlie Carnes
May 10th, 2020, 8:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: SAKE - Discovery of the Year
Replies: 8
Views: 528

Re: SAKE - Discovery of the Year

Haven't drunk this one. Thanks. I drink a ton of sake. It pairs with so much stuff!
by Charlie Carnes
May 10th, 2020, 8:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Fu's blind tasting around the country with a vertical of Levet with French, Henriquez, Alfert, Carnes , Kane
Replies: 11
Views: 1085

Re: TN: Fu's blind tasting around the country with a vertical of Levet with French, Henriquez, Alfert, Carnes , Kane

I was certainly humbled by this tasting. It was super cool and fun, too! I thought the 2007 was really nice, at first its color and flavor presented like a burgundy. Great red fruit, and a soft spice trait, with a nice followthrough. The 2013, Gamay-ish at first, with almost a sweet cream cheese fro...
by Charlie Carnes
May 8th, 2020, 1:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!
Replies: 328
Views: 25455

Re: The 16 bottle Chardonnay Blowout Challenge!

Read the whole thing this morning. Woke my wife up laughing out loud. She was like what the heck!
by Charlie Carnes
May 3rd, 2020, 10:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2210

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

Marc, why do you buy a wine when you know you dislike the winemaker and the style of the wine? I have bought plenty of wines with good intentions, and later I found out I didn't like the style, or my tastes changed, or the style changed. I bought and sold, thankfully, many Parker/Rolland jam bombs....
by Charlie Carnes
April 29th, 2020, 1:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: I think I underestimated the quality of the '17 red Burg vintage
Replies: 34
Views: 2410

Re: TNs: I think I underestimated the quality of the '17 red Burg vintage

I agree on '17 Burgs, at least for the producers I buy. The village level wines have been outstanding. I accidentally opened a Dujac Malconsorts on Easter. That bottle was so young, but it was so full of amazing greatness and potential. I have been buying what I can still find. They are really not c...
by Charlie Carnes
April 29th, 2020, 1:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Epic Dry Mosel Wine
Replies: 12
Views: 633

Re: Epic Dry Mosel Wine

2012 Willi Schaefer Himmelreich GG - Unprecedented purity, elegance and refinement in a glass. Citrus notes intertwined with slatey minerality with impeccable balance and outstanding finish. I wish he made this every year. If Keller is about concentration and Schaefer Frohlich is about minerality, ...
by Charlie Carnes
April 28th, 2020, 12:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory
Replies: 46
Views: 2442

Re: TNs from potentially over the hill wines discovered during quarantine inventory

Funny Chris, I have been doing something similar lately. Had a "possibly over the hill, or questionable storage" theme the other night. It was kinda cool and had a few surprises.
by Charlie Carnes
April 28th, 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go
Replies: 62
Views: 2210

Re: '09 Le Bon Pasteur.....here we go

I would never pick this as a French Bordeaux. Sounds horrible! The one thing you can rest assured with his wines. One might never taste like French Bordeaux, but they all taste the same, no matter what grape(s) are used, which continent thew are grown, or which side of the equator they are harveste...
by Charlie Carnes
April 25th, 2020, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I miss wine tastings
Replies: 17
Views: 978

Re: I miss wine tastings

I know guys miss them, but the zooms and Fu concept - which I haven’t tried yet- are great options. I have made some new friends this method that I would have not have made sans Covid.
by Charlie Carnes
April 14th, 2020, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?
Replies: 107
Views: 2194

Re: Can an AFWE wine lover like strong IPAs?

My question was not whether one can like wine and beer. I see no problem there. I just wondered if, as a man of refined tastes, I'm vulnerable to shaming for liking full-throttled IPAs. Some people out there seem to view these as the ale equivalent of Mollydooker. (FYI, as with wine, I'm generally ...
by Charlie Carnes
April 7th, 2020, 6:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Crunchy Red Fruit Burgundies
Replies: 37
Views: 1908

Re: TNs: Crunchy Red Fruit Burgundies

JM Millot? Yup, not sure if there are more Millot's in CdN. I tasted their 2015 Suchots at a tasting seminar and it was fantastic. Picked up a few old ones to explore and the style seems light extraction, very little new oak, with bright red fruits. More like Bertheau, Jouan and right in my wheelho...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 9:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Outstanding QPR [a William Kelley winery]
Replies: 34
Views: 1245

Re: TN: 2017 Beau Rivage Chenin Blanc - Outstanding QPR [a William Kelley winery]

Robert, 11.9%... sounds lovely. Do I gotta buy? Looks like I ned to try some at least...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 9:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules

That's quite some note! Can you describe the difference a bit more between Presle and the Ursule? I believe the Haute-Lemblée is 100% chardonnay so quite a different wine than Ursule which is 100% Pinot Noir. But the Presle is similar? (altho west facing plot or something.. not too familiar). would...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 9:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules

Frank Murray III wrote:
April 5th, 2020, 4:10 pm
Dude, why can't I get quarantined with you at your pad? Not only did you drink all 3, but you then wrote this gem of a TN. Wonderful.
Frank Thanks, I am looking forward to hanging again. After quarantine, we need to pop some corks, loud!! The Ursules really was special!
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 9:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1264
Views: 86450

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I just posted a swoony, critic bingoy, note on the 2014 Bouchard/Roses de Jeanne BdN Ursules. That wine was out of this world. Maybe the best I tasted in years! My favorite Champagne still is the 2014 Cedric Bouchard La Boloree. I love pinot bianco/blanc/weissburgunder, this was just incredible. I'...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 2:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 1264
Views: 86450

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

I just posted a swoony, critic bingoy, note on the 2014 Bouchard/Roses de Jeanne BdN Ursules. That wine was out of this world. Maybe the best I tasted in years!
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 2:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules
Replies: 13
Views: 534

TN: 2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules

2014 Roses de Jeanne / Cédric Bouchard Champagne Millésimé Blanc de Noirs Les Ursules - France, Champagne (4/5/2020) I must say this was amazing, and it evoked some sense of vinous perfection from the five of us who drank it. First things first, when opened, and poured, the wine had a most special ...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 11:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 82
Views: 4359

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

As a weird thank you for sending ventilators to New York, I thought I would buy a couple of bottles of Oregon Pinot. It has been some time since I bought anything from there. Looking for something in the $50 range that is as close to something Burgundian as possible. Suggestions please. Mark, you a...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2020, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.
Replies: 82
Views: 4359

Re: Wanted an Oregon wine that tastes like a Burgundy.

The fruit profile is never going to be the same, but when I think about new world versus Burgundy comparisons, I go looking for wines with structure. So try to get some Goodfellow Whistling Ridge Pinot, especially the Heritage blend. Great advice! I would not say they are Burgundy-like per se, but ...
by Charlie Carnes
April 1st, 2020, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3265

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Wow! 28 for last march. 52 this March...
by Charlie Carnes
April 1st, 2020, 7:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3265

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

Paul Miller wrote:
March 31st, 2020, 5:33 pm
I hate to think how much money I have been drinking the last few weeks
Paul, when I hesitate, which is certainly not lately, my wife always says, you've already spent the money wether you drink the bottle or not. That makes it easier.
by Charlie Carnes
April 1st, 2020, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: COVID19 wine consumption
Replies: 73
Views: 3265

Re: COVID19 wine consumption

My consumption is way up. We have two extra collage kids for the duration, for a total of 4. Im trying to teach them all about Burgundy, Champagne, and Reisling for the Covid quarantine.
by Charlie Carnes
April 1st, 2020, 7:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: TN: 1999 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)

Producers seem to be making specific effort to bottle Kabinett. Of course much of it has been solid Spatlese level for years, but at least displaying some of the lightness (and low alcohol) typical of the Kabinett style. Less favored sites have become good hunting grounds for Kabinett style wines. ...
by Charlie Carnes
April 1st, 2020, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1999 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)
Replies: 5
Views: 247

Re: TN: 1999 Dönnhoff Oberhäuser Leistenberg Riesling Kabinett (Germany, Nahe)

Nice wine David. I love Oberhausen Leistenberg. I've never had the 1999.
by Charlie Carnes
March 31st, 2020, 1:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 556
Views: 37232

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

2017 No. 10 Whistling PN: I can't get over how great these wines are. They are perfect for me. This color is light red, limpid, but lively, and bright. It is very aromatic, with fresh cherry skin, light spice in a dried wooden box, also there is a cool, deep sweet cherry mineral thing going on here...
by Charlie Carnes
March 31st, 2020, 1:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?
Replies: 556
Views: 37232

Re: What Goodfellow/Matello are you drinking?

A couple recent tasting notes I recently posted on CT. 2017 Goodfellow Family Cellars Chardonnay Durant Vineyard 1st of 3 bottles, bought from BDXI. Pop n' pour in GGG. Some reduction and matchstick on the nose followed by a burst of tropical notes including pineapple, guava, lime zest, and underri...

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