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by Mark C Johnson
April 7th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?
Replies: 10
Views: 374

Re: Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?

To Doug's point, recently on Instagram, I believe Chartogne-Taillet (if I am wrong, then my apologies now) posted a photo where the row next to their adjacent row, the other producer was farming conventionally and the contrast was stark. There are indeed instances where the two philosophies collide...
by Mark C Johnson
April 3rd, 2020, 12:58 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New to the Forum - Getting into Burgundy
Replies: 7
Views: 723

Re: New to the Forum - Getting into Burgundy

Welcome both of you to the Berserker's Forum! Hope to hear from both of you. Sorry to hear of your Burgundy interest. Churchill's comment about Russia seems appropriate, "a mystery wrapped inside an enigma". Anyway, my favorite subject of study but also one I am completely idiotic about. Good luck! ...
by Mark C Johnson
April 3rd, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gonon 2015
Replies: 247
Views: 9056

Re: Gonon 2015

Cherish it and move on.....
by Mark C Johnson
March 31st, 2020, 10:10 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's
Replies: 32
Views: 1261

Re: Your thoughts on Morey 1er Cru's

I am a big fan of Faconnières The growers in Morey have just paid for a geological survey of their vineyards, but the results aren't out yet Thanks for joining in the discussion Jasper. Any producers you care to mention. I have some recent bottlings from Marchand Freres but have yet to open one. MTIA
by Mark C Johnson
March 25th, 2020, 2:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)
Replies: 23
Views: 1172

Re: My First TN (short/boring/probably inaccurate)

Pretty good note! thx for that. Here's Andrew Jeffords guide on how to write tasting notes: 1: No fruit salad Analogical descriptors are useful – if used in moderation. Limit yourself to half a dozen at most, ideally those with some sensual kinship with one another. 2: Remember the structure A wine...
by Mark C Johnson
March 19th, 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Chateau Malescot St -Exupery (Margaux, Bordeaux, France). RIP Michael Broadbent.
Replies: 13
Views: 719

Re: 1947 Chateau Malescot St -Exupery (Margaux, Bordeaux, France). RIP Michael Broadbent.

Beautiful tribute, Nicos! Lovely color on that wine. Cheers and RIP Michael Broadbent.
by Mark C Johnson
March 11th, 2020, 11:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Living alone with a wine cellar: a small anecdote
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Living alone with a wine cellar: a small anecdote

Sorry! Not a bachelor but wish I could share. I'd bring an ESJ. 2001 Wylie Fenaughty syrah.
by Mark C Johnson
March 5th, 2020, 11:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's with all the thread dredging?
Replies: 27
Views: 1356

Re: What's with all the thread dredging?

Thread dredging is da bomb. He said from 1996.
by Mark C Johnson
February 29th, 2020, 2:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses
Replies: 91
Views: 3921

Re: Guest etiquette: Wine glasses

Jay Miller wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 12:37 pm
Andrew Morris wrote:
February 29th, 2020, 12:26 pm
Would gifting them some glasses that would be a big upgrade from what they have now be too much?
I've done that.
This a million times. Go to Costco and get the 8 pack Bordeaux stems. Cheap and good and they have good glasses going forward.
by Mark C Johnson
February 23rd, 2020, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Sommelier Appreciation Dinner 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 1120

Re: TN: Sommelier Appreciation Dinner 2020

"There were forty to fifty guests and no one was thirty at the night's end."

After so many great wines I'd forget my age too!
by Mark C Johnson
February 9th, 2020, 11:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1996 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne - pure seduction
Replies: 4
Views: 381

Re: 1996 E. Guigal Côte-Rôtie La Landonne - pure seduction

Martin, Please tone it down. This board is often accused of sexist references and this is a prime example. Surely there can be better ways of expressing your excitement.

Mahalo,
Mark
by Mark C Johnson
January 23rd, 2020, 11:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Three overripe syrahs: 05 ESJ Parmalee, 10 Clarendon Hills, 10 Voge
Replies: 30
Views: 1424

Re: Three overripe syrahs: 05 ESJ Parmalee, 10 Clarendon Hills, 10 Voge

Tell it like it is John! And thank you for that. Haven't had any of these but will avoid thanks to your notes. I have had the Voge from 2007 which was very ok but not exciting. Maybe a label to steer clear from.
by Mark C Johnson
January 4th, 2020, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1964 Cote-Rotie: John Harvey and Sons Limited (N.Rhone, France).
Replies: 13
Views: 785

Re: TN: 1964 Cote-Rotie: John Harvey and Sons Limited (N.Rhone, France).

Always love the note presentations on the wonderful old wines you drink, Nicos. This is another beauty. Happy New Year!
by Mark C Johnson
January 1st, 2020, 10:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?
Replies: 37
Views: 2502

Re: What do you think is the single best value in CA wine?

A. So wrote:
January 1st, 2020, 9:05 pm
Ridge Monte Bello
I have to agree with this. And that's why I continue to buy it on futures. My only winery list.
by Mark C Johnson
November 25th, 2019, 11:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Had the Laflaive Macon Verzy on Thursday. Very big meyer lemon drop but balanced and approachable. Quite delicious after 30 minutes or so. Still at $65, overpriced! This was $35, is $65 the going tariff now? At $35 it was high end Macon with Lafon, $65 seems way too high to me unless it's on a wine...
by Mark C Johnson
November 24th, 2019, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Had the Laflaive Macon Verzy on Thursday. Very big meyer lemon drop but balanced and approachable. Quite delicious after 30 minutes or so. Still at $65, overpriced!
by Mark C Johnson
November 17th, 2019, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?
Replies: 44
Views: 3118

Re: What 2017 White Burg are you drinking tonight?

Chavy-Chouet Bourgogne blanc les Femelottes has a nice mouthfeel and good density for a bb but there is some sweetness (RS?) that is a tad cloying. Hoping that will age out with a year or two?
by Mark C Johnson
November 8th, 2019, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fresh Air
Replies: 2
Views: 576

Re: Fresh Air

I thought maybe you were interviewed by Terry Gross!
by Mark C Johnson
November 7th, 2019, 11:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Champagne to cellar
Replies: 13
Views: 1171

Re: Champagne to cellar

Michael S. Monie wrote:
November 7th, 2019, 2:59 pm
Cellar everything. Amazing how good Bolly Special Cuvée can be with a few years of age.
This. Many NV with 5-7 years are great. I'm thinking H. Billiot rose & white, Laurent Perrier Grand Siecle, Pierre Peters and many more. Extended aging? I have 2 bots of 1996 Salon I'm hoping will pay off.
by Mark C Johnson
November 3rd, 2019, 11:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1985/1986 Opus One
Replies: 6
Views: 718

Re: 1985/1986 Opus One

I've had great bottles of 1985/1986 CA cabs in the past few years including Dominus, Pahlmeyer, Ridge and Caymus. I'm sure they are fine but storage may be an issue. Also, they are at peak or slightly past so you'd have to be an appreciator of "mature wine". Could offer a great lesson in CA cab evol...
by Mark C Johnson
October 18th, 2019, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Road Pops
Replies: 2
Views: 420

Re: Road Pops

Make sure to pack enuf champagne!!
by Mark C Johnson
October 11th, 2019, 12:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Interesting heat damage data point
Replies: 13
Views: 1202

Re: Interesting heat damage data point

Have a friend who stored his wine in ambient Hawaii weather. (Underneath his house) We are talking bordeaux, cali cabs, cali pinot and some amarones and others. Mid 1990's into the 2000's. For me these wines always showed dusty, muted fruit, no freshness at all. Stripped of sensual pleasure and inte...
by Mark C Johnson
October 11th, 2019, 12:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith
Replies: 14
Views: 1061

Re: TNs: Mousse, Marie-Courtin, Copain, Rivers-Marie and Lagier Meredith

Nice notes Frank, thanks. Have you given up on white burg?
by Mark C Johnson
October 11th, 2019, 12:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Has anyone ever come across this bottle before
Replies: 8
Views: 1336

Re: Has anyone ever come across this bottle before

Cool bottle. Lucky you! flirtysmile
by Mark C Johnson
October 2nd, 2019, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orin Swift 8 Years Release
Replies: 21
Views: 1277

Re: Orin Swift 8 Years Release

#Like
by Mark C Johnson
September 27th, 2019, 11:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Last minute change of program, NYC, tomorrow (28) night.
Replies: 2
Views: 595

Re: Last minute change of program, NYC, tomorrow (28) night.

Boy do I wish I lived in NYC!!
by Mark C Johnson
September 9th, 2019, 12:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1563

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

alan weinberg wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:59 pm
Mark C Johnson wrote:
September 8th, 2019, 1:24 pm
William, what do you mean by "filigree structure"?

mtia
likely a laciness like seen in Latricieres Chambertin.
I'm curious about this comment Alan, I find Chambolle "lacy" do you find Latricieres also "lacy" like Chambolle?
by Mark C Johnson
September 8th, 2019, 1:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards
Replies: 12
Views: 1563

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

William, what do you mean by "filigree structure"?

mtia
by Mark C Johnson
September 7th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Amore for Amarone?
Replies: 51
Views: 3304

Re: Amore for Amarone?

Thank you for the interesting short video Monica. The "braids"are really cool!
by Mark C Johnson
July 27th, 2019, 3:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 20
Views: 2179

Re: TN: 2017 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

From K&L email blast just now:

2017 Pierre Gonon Saint-Joseph Rouge (Pre-Arrival) ($129.99) —This product is expected to arrive for shipment or pickup by Thursday, October 31, 2019.

I'll pass.
by Mark C Johnson
July 26th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dard & Ribo Hermitage in both colors
Replies: 6
Views: 583

Re: TN: Dard & Ribo Hermitage in both colors

Gerhard P. wrote:
July 26th, 2019, 9:31 am
Interesting, never ever tasted anything from this producer.
However the synth. cork would be a negative component for me.
+1. I have had too many fails with Nomacorc to warrant purchasing.
by Mark C Johnson
July 24th, 2019, 12:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?
Replies: 45
Views: 1616

Re: New Wine-Centric Title for our Fearless Leader?

D@ve D y r 0 f f wrote:
July 22nd, 2019, 5:42 pm
Berserker in Chief
May I suggest we remove the "in" and state "Chief Berserker"?
by Mark C Johnson
July 21st, 2019, 11:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jean Luc Columbo - why doesn't he use Rhone shaped bottles?
Replies: 21
Views: 1314

Re: Jean Luc Columbo - why doesn't he use Rhone shaped bottles?

Currently Jean-Luc Colombo Cornas Les Terres Brulees 2015 on Last Bottle for $39.
by Mark C Johnson
July 21st, 2019, 1:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When Every Bottle Shines
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: When Every Bottle Shines

Ahh Jeremy! You and Kent and the crew are killing it. Great that all bots showed well, even the 2004 L'Arlot!
by Mark C Johnson
July 18th, 2019, 6:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?
Replies: 22
Views: 1188

Re: Is there a lead concern with neck foil?

Google is your friend! Lead capsules were phased out in the 1990's. If you have bottles from the nineties or earlier I would suggest wiping the neck and top of the bottle with a damp cloth. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/21/189.301 https://wineguy.co.nz/index.php/glossary-articles-hidden/492-w...
by Mark C Johnson
July 18th, 2019, 8:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes
Replies: 24
Views: 2781

Re: AMEX - Burgundy w/ Daniel Johnnes

Sounds comprehensive and fun. What's the tariff?
by Mark C Johnson
July 11th, 2019, 9:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)
Replies: 26
Views: 2172

Re: TN: 2010 Pierre Gonon St. Joseph (France, Rhône, Northern Rhône, St. Joseph)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 11th, 2019, 5:47 am
2011 and 2014 - excellent transparity
Counselor I believe you mean "transparency". I looked up "transparity" and it appears to be the name of some cloud based tech firm. neener
by Mark C Johnson
June 20th, 2019, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note
Replies: 28
Views: 3000

Re: I've never read a more terrifying tasting note

I read a story where a couple had called the cops because they thought there was a gas leak. Turns out the neighbors were enjoying a durian. Perhaps the tasting note is alluding to a petrol flavor/smell?
by Mark C Johnson
June 16th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Capbern, St. Estephe
Replies: 19
Views: 1555

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Capbern, St. Estephe

They had this at the Iwilei Costco in Honolulu so I picked up two. 23 bucks. Read some reviews and went back for 4 more. Notice they still have some today. Back for more?
by Mark C Johnson
June 11th, 2019, 12:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy
Replies: 19
Views: 1828

Re: Magic Night of Aged Burgundy

Just Wow!
by Mark C Johnson
June 11th, 2019, 12:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Case of the Clape
Replies: 29
Views: 2137

Re: TN: Case of the Clape

Really great notes. Thanks Adrian. I was hoping the 2003 would be there? Oh well.....
by Mark C Johnson
May 26th, 2019, 8:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine searcher
Replies: 37
Views: 3302

Re: Wine searcher

+ also. Move towards subscription?
by Mark C Johnson
May 20th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis
Replies: 52
Views: 3179

Re: Santa Cruz Mountain Chardonnay is the New World equivalent of Chablis

SC Chard can be very good but Chablis? No. Don't get the sea spray, kimmeridgian chalk or saltiness.
by Mark C Johnson
May 20th, 2019, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Morgan’s Shirt??
Replies: 22
Views: 2096

Re: Morgan’s Shirt??

Pendleton.
by Mark C Johnson
May 12th, 2019, 11:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Northern Rhone Documentary
Replies: 8
Views: 1468

Re: Northern Rhone Documentary

I have a newfound appreciation for the Northern Rhone wines. Impressive. A must see.
by Mark C Johnson
May 3rd, 2019, 10:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?
Replies: 66
Views: 3184

Re: Are you buying white burg to cellar for 10+ yrs?

mattccheung wrote:
May 3rd, 2019, 9:12 am
Buying to pop before 5.
FIFY
by Mark C Johnson
May 2nd, 2019, 12:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 William Fevre Chablis “Champs Royaux" - SEA Limited Edition
Replies: 5
Views: 370

Re: TN: 2017 William Fever Chablis “Champs Royaux"

I wasn't as enthralled with it. Found it a little bland and not more-ish. Seemed insipid and lacking. Where was the sea spray. Where was the Kimmeridgian lift? I prefer the Brocard Cuvee St. Claire VV for a few bucks more. YMMV
by Mark C Johnson
April 19th, 2019, 9:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ramey Pedregal 2011 cab
Replies: 1
Views: 185

Re: Ramey Pedregal 2011 cab

From 2011 that is....

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