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by Mark C Johnson
December 30th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Grab Your Cotes and Hat...
Replies: 2
Views: 412

Re: TN: Grab Your Cotes and Hat...

Bought 5 of the 2005 10 years ago @ $25/each. They were spectacular. Drank over 5-6 years. Yes Clape CDR are fabulous. A recent 2011 proved this point. Thanks for your note and the confirmation of the wine.
by Mark C Johnson
December 16th, 2020, 11:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Dupereadise...
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: TN: Dupereadise...

If it was within the past two/three months it was probably mine. Funny story, I live in Hawaii and was planning to ship a bunch of my wine stored at Wine Bank.....but Covid 19. As much as I hated sending it all to WineBid the other options were not viable. I'm glad you enjoyed it and I live vicariou...
by Mark C Johnson
December 13th, 2020, 10:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs
Replies: 3
Views: 493

Re: TN: 2011 Domaine Marquis d'Angerville Volnay 1er Cru Clos des Ducs

I had 4. Drank one and agree it was disappointing. Thanks for the additional opinion. Guess I'll hold and wish for the best? It was a discounted purchase but....
by Mark C Johnson
December 9th, 2020, 12:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2004 Domaine Truchot-Martin Clos de la Roche
Replies: 9
Views: 725

Re: TN: 2004 Domaine Truchot-Martin Clos de la Roche

Not Truchot, but my wife and I enjoyed a 2004 Jacques-Frédéric Mugnier Nuits St. Georges 1er Cru Clos de la Maréchale this past weekend which had a touch of green spice but was well-balanced and very delicious. Not "green meanies" by any stretch of the imagination.
by Mark C Johnson
December 8th, 2020, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: TN: 2015 Domaine Matrot Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrières

Yeah, poster child for premox. Sad.
by Mark C Johnson
December 6th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate
Replies: 14
Views: 690

Re: TN: 1990 Dehlinger Pinot Noir Estate

Yeah, I've had a few of these early nineties Dehlinger pinots in the last five years. Always surprise to the upside. Thanks for the note.
by Mark C Johnson
November 28th, 2020, 12:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Most impractical wine in the cellar?
Replies: 77
Views: 3662

Re: Most impractical wine in the cellar?

Had a 6 liter bottle of 2005 3R's "Ridge Ravenswood Rosenblum" Zinfandel which I got at a ZAP auction. Signed of course. Took it to a 20 year wedding anniversary of my buddy Jason back in 2015, I was his best man, but it never got opened. Fortunately it got sold through WineBid. Don't buy ...
by Mark C Johnson
November 23rd, 2020, 11:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)
Replies: 203
Views: 7021

Re: Virtual Tasting for Charity - Empty My Wallet, Help Me Support Laura's House (11/20 - 11/29)

2013 Tyler Bien Nacido Santa Maria Valley

My wife was convinced this was burgundy. Pale ruby color, very "burgundian", restrained strawberry rhubarb beautiful balance, not quite tertiary but getting there. Absolutely delicious. Glad I have one more.
by Mark C Johnson
November 13th, 2020, 7:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville
Replies: 46
Views: 4626

Re: TN; 2018 Ridge Geyserville

A recent 2018 Ridge Ponzo was delicious and very drinkable. Sounds like a wise decision to stock up on the Geezer!

Thanks for the data point.
by Mark C Johnson
October 27th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun
Replies: 24
Views: 1547

Re: Test your knowledge of Burgundy - Fun

I'm lame. 52%. Oh well, at least I still enjoy drinking burgundy!
by Mark C Johnson
October 24th, 2020, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Alive and Kicking
Replies: 15
Views: 1949

Re: Alive and Kicking

Kent Comley wrote: October 23rd, 2020, 11:17 pm Simple Minds like mine would have expected this to have been shot. I guess it’s a wine that promised you a miracle and says “Don’t you forget about me!”
Umhnn, Like!! flirtysmile
by Mark C Johnson
October 23rd, 2020, 12:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?
Replies: 25
Views: 1565

Re: What is the oldest white chateauneuf you have had, and how did it show?

2009 Beaucastel Blanc (not VV) last year, pre-covid, a bit blowsey but not premoxed, got a bit tiring.
by Mark C Johnson
October 10th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bruno Colin offer
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Bruno Colin offer

I also picked up some reds. Bargain prices!
by Mark C Johnson
October 10th, 2020, 12:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bruno Colin offer
Replies: 5
Views: 629

Re: Bruno Colin offer

Recently had a 2014 Chassagne Chenovottes that was absolutely delicious. Got on closeout a few years ago from K&L.

These prices are insane! [head-bang.gif]
by Mark C Johnson
October 10th, 2020, 12:51 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15233
Views: 777211

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

6 pack of Dethune from Last Bottle. Just got today. Will let sit for a while.
by Mark C Johnson
September 26th, 2020, 9:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Capbern
Replies: 11
Views: 742

Re: TN: 2016 Capbern

I feel many 2016's which were very drinkable about a year ago are closed down and stern today. Just my observation.
by Mark C Johnson
September 19th, 2020, 12:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 10cc
Replies: 14
Views: 1111

Re: 10cc

Not on a dreadlock holiday, just put one next to an 00cc. Both simply brilliant. 2010 Pierre-Yves Colin-Morey Corton-Charlemagne, Grand Cru: Probably a decade away from its peak and oh so fresh. It has steely line and great intensity. There are notes of flint, preserved lemon and the most pure whit...
by Mark C Johnson
September 8th, 2020, 11:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Few Recent Tastes XXVII
Replies: 9
Views: 635

Re: A Few Recent Tastes XXVII

Geez. Hopefully that wasn’t at one sitting! Those are some young wines! Many better years ahead for just about all of them Marc has very thorough notes on an eclectic group of wines which I appreciate. I'm sure these are notes gathered over a bunch of different tastings/dinners. Thanks for the note...
by Mark C Johnson
August 19th, 2020, 12:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Fires - Walbridge and Meyers - Sonoma County
Replies: 110
Views: 9335

Re: Fire 13-4 Sonoma County

Wow. Sorry to hear. It's that time of year. Stay safe!
by Mark C Johnson
August 19th, 2020, 12:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns
Replies: 110
Views: 8510

Re: CZU Complex Fire - Santa Cruz Mtns

Sorry to hear this. Hope it subsides.
by Mark C Johnson
August 10th, 2020, 10:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Agnès Paquet Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Perrières
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: TN: 2014 Agnès Paquet Saint-Aubin 1er Cru Les Perrières

Been drinking through some 2017 BB. A very nice drink!
by Mark C Johnson
August 4th, 2020, 12:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: You Weren't InClined to Buy This...
Replies: 8
Views: 964

Re: TN: You Weren't InClined to Buy This...

From the website: https://threewinecompany.com/ Matt's winemaking career began in 1982 helping his brother at his Oakley winery; in 1985 he began as winemaker and creative director at Cline Cellars. In addition to his position at Cline in 1986 he joined Conn Creek as the assistant winemaker which la...
by Mark C Johnson
August 1st, 2020, 12:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?
Replies: 15233
Views: 777211

Re: What is YOUR most recent wine purchase?

2 x 2000 La Grange Neuve de Figeac,Saint-Emilion, for $50 each! The second label of Figeac, loved the 2005 vintage. Now called Petit Figeac. Rolland made them change the name in homage to petit four, his Black Forest cake. There's a couple on WineBid @$35 should you wish to increase your holdings!
by Mark C Johnson
July 24th, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage
Replies: 91
Views: 7849

Re: Upcoming 2020 Burgundy vintage

Thank you for the snapshot Jasper. Potential "Vintage of the Century?" JK
Appreciate your thoughts.
by Mark C Johnson
July 15th, 2020, 11:40 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?
Replies: 164
Views: 5323

Re: What is the deepest vertical in your cellar?

20 years of Monte Bello. 2000-present with some 1996 thrown in.
by Mark C Johnson
July 14th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orange wine
Replies: 25
Views: 1289

Re: Orange wine

There are some great ones (especially in Austria) ... and a lot weak ones ... (further South) The great ones are fine with food ... I've never had an Austrian version of orange wine, but I love Austrian whites and would love to give it a try. (If you have any specific recs/favorites that might be a...
by Mark C Johnson
July 10th, 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!
Replies: 18
Views: 765

Re: 1947 Chateau Caillou Barsac. An experience!

Fabulous write-up and wonderful experience! Thanks!
by Mark C Johnson
July 6th, 2020, 11:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?
Replies: 76
Views: 1981

Re: What Domaine producers have only made one variety color EVER?

I thought Raveneau produced an Irancy. Or was it Dauvissat?
by Mark C Johnson
July 5th, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal
Replies: 10
Views: 1155

Re: Weekend of Celebration: Bubbles, DRC, Rousseau, Rayas, etal

So cool to have that maggy of Fonsalette. My initiation was a 750 of the 1998 Cuvee Syrah and boy, what a head turner. These wines are special!

Nice "other" bottles also! [cheers.gif]
by Mark C Johnson
June 28th, 2020, 7:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 61
Views: 4116

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

Sounds like you're having a great growing season Gautier. I hope the weather continues to be helpful for you and your son's first harvest! Thank you for the continuing updates.

Aloha!
by Mark C Johnson
June 26th, 2020, 10:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How was 62 for DRC?
Replies: 22
Views: 1052

Re: How was 62 for DRC?

I used to love this stuff. When I lived in SF I would scour the avenues for mom & pop shops and find great things like old Inglenook Cask bottles and stuff. I'd be on my knees and the woman behind the register would rush over and ask what I was looking for. Wine I said!
by Mark C Johnson
June 19th, 2020, 12:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings
Replies: 8
Views: 901

Re: Burgundy tasting sites and ratings

I like Bill Nanson's Burgundy Report very much. He has many new and "off the beaten path" producers. He reviews wines, usually by appellation but he also showcases producers. Reports over two years old are available to non-subscribers. I'm a subscriber.
by Mark C Johnson
June 12th, 2020, 11:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shake Some Action...
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: TN: Shake Some Action...

BTW, Welcome!
by Mark C Johnson
June 12th, 2020, 11:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Shake Some Action...
Replies: 12
Views: 815

Re: TN: Shake Some Action...

David Kingsbury wrote: June 12th, 2020, 10:30 pm A Flaming Groovies reference? Love it. The wine sounds interesting.

Thank you
Coming out of the wood works. Thanks for the reference, was also gonna call it out. Please participate!
by Mark C Johnson
May 31st, 2020, 8:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis
Replies: 21
Views: 677

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Léon Barral Faugères Jadis

I love Leon Barral’s wines. The reds are all very good, but if you get a chance to try one of his whites with a bit of age you won’t be disappointed either. It’s worth looking up how he makes them, mostly with ancient Terret Blanc and Gris. As to Faugeres in general, there are a whole load of super...
by Mark C Johnson
May 31st, 2020, 7:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"
Replies: 30
Views: 1613

Re: We are thinking about getting some plastic wine glasses for outside "happy hours"

We have been pleased with our Govinos. Same. Great little glasses by the pool, camping, etc. Best plastic glasses I've seen for sure. My problem with Govinos is that if it is windy they will move, fall over, spill or fly away. I also prefer the metal lidded goblet shaped that can be had a Costco.
by Mark C Johnson
May 31st, 2020, 7:30 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rioja 2001 - Check in
Replies: 20
Views: 1360

Re: Rioja 2001 - Check in

I bought ten to twelve of the Faustino Gran Reservas and they've been drinking quite well...at least the last time I had it a year or so ago.
by Mark C Johnson
May 3rd, 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 61
Views: 4116

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

I have been to "Joy of Sake" numerous times. Very enlightening as to the quality spectrum of sake. I will order your book Gualtier. As an aside, my wife has many Japanese restaurant clients whom we often entertain with wine themed dinners. They often bring me a bottle of sake as an omiyage...
by Mark C Johnson
May 3rd, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 61
Views: 4116

Re: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy

I just want to add my two cents about how I enjoyed reading this thread. I enjoyed your description of your appellation and hope we hear more from you Gautier. I only wish I had access to your wines here in Hawaii!

[cheers.gif]
by Mark C Johnson
May 3rd, 2020, 12:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Henri Boillot Clos de la Mouchere
Replies: 11
Views: 752

Re: TN: 2012 Henri Boillot Clos de la Mouchere

So you have to buy two to get one good one? [cry.gif]
by Mark C Johnson
April 23rd, 2020, 12:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean Fournier Marsannay Les Langeroies
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2017 Jean Fournier Marsannay Les Langeroies

Thanks. I will look for it.
by Mark C Johnson
April 23rd, 2020, 12:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Garretson Bulladoir Syrah
Replies: 7
Views: 337

Re: Closure??

J B a s k a m wrote: April 21st, 2020, 6:38 pm
TomHill wrote: April 21st, 2020, 2:53 pm John,
Was that closed by a NeoCorq or a screwcap??
Tom
Tom - It was a NeoCorq.
Worst. Closure. Ever.
by Mark C Johnson
April 23rd, 2020, 12:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2017 Jean Fournier Marsannay Les Langeroies
Replies: 7
Views: 304

Re: TN: 2017 Jean Fournier Marsannay Les Langeroies

Nice! Not too young? How about age-ability? What's the price point on this? Understanding you are in Oz.
by Mark C Johnson
April 20th, 2020, 10:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - some Shelter-In-Place favorites
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: TN - some Shelter-In-Place favorites

Mike Evans wrote: April 20th, 2020, 4:42 am
Mark C Johnson wrote: April 19th, 2020, 9:47 pm Nice brace of wines. Thanks for the notes. I have to re-think Cali chards.
I’ll apologize in advance for the pedantry, but a “brace” as a measure of quantity means a pair.
Pedantry accepted! Correction made. newhere
by Mark C Johnson
April 19th, 2020, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - some Shelter-In-Place favorites
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: TN - some Shelter-In-Place favorites

Nice bunch of wines. Thanks for the notes. I have to re-think Cali chards.
by Mark C Johnson
April 19th, 2020, 9:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)
Replies: 87
Views: 3171

Re: Exploring Chambolle Musigny affordably? (Drouhin?)

I opened a Meo-Camuzet Freres & Soeurs 2007 CM Les Cras the other night and was disappointed. When I think of chambolle I think of "lacy texture" (thanks Jeremy Holmes!) and elegant and this wine was quite extracted and heavy/disjointed. To add to that it had a woody quality that made ...
by Mark C Johnson
April 17th, 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2014 Domaine Barat Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet - am I missing something here?
Replies: 6
Views: 335

Re: TN: 2014 Domaine Barat Chablis 1er Cru Côte de Léchet - am I missing something here?

The few Barat chablis I've had over the years never impressed me enough to go back for more. I think just a boring producer.
by Mark C Johnson
April 7th, 2020, 11:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Organic vs. Conventional Domaines?
Replies: 10
Views: 453

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: 800

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. G...
by Mark C Johnson
April 3rd, 2020, 12:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gonon 2015
Replies: 247
Views: 9494

Re: Gonon 2015

Cherish it and move on.....

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