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by Mark C Johnson
July 14th, 2020, 11:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Orange wine
Replies: 25
Views: 1067

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: 636

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: 1622

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: 997

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: 56
Views: 3349

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: 983

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: 864

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: 749

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: 749

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: 588

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: 1535

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: 1305

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: 56
Views: 3349

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 (gift). I...
by Mark C Johnson
May 3rd, 2020, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Guillemot-Michel, Burgundy
Replies: 56
Views: 3349

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!

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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: 697

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: 270

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: 314

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: 270

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: 523

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: 523

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: 2850

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 the wine taste...
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: 328

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: 439

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: 766

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: 9192

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: 1368

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: 1220

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: 751

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: 2203

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: 1382

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: 4086

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: 1172

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: 385

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: 1472

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: 801

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: 52
Views: 3842

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: 3206

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: 3206

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: 3206

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: 583

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: 1181

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: 727

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: 422

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: 1209

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: 1080

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: 1341

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: 1323

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: 600

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: 1577

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: 1577

Re: Comparing the St-Jacques vineyards

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

mtia

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