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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: 2820

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: 2820

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: 2820

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: 544

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: 1114

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: 680

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: 396

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: 1162

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: 1002

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: 1298

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: 1151

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: 572

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: 1504

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: 1504

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: 3117

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: 2035

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: 557

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: 1595

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: 1295

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: 791

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: 1134

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: 2728

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: 2142

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: 2933

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: 1516

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: 1770

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: 2082

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: 3234

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: 3028

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: 2037

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: 1395

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: 3081

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: 356

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: 182

Re: Ramey Pedregal 2011 cab

From 2011 that is....
by Mark C Johnson
April 18th, 2019, 12:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Tasting Old Reds w/ Blair...(long/boring)
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Re: TN: Tasting Old Reds w/ Blair...(long/boring)

Very nice! A shame the original owner couldn't participate but "thems is the breaks". Great you could enjoy Tom. Shows we should enjoy our wines while we can, eh?
by Mark C Johnson
April 9th, 2019, 12:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Impressions 4-8-19
Replies: 19
Views: 1522

Re: Wine Impressions 4-8-19

Fabulous impressions of a nice set of wines. Mahalo!
by Mark C Johnson
March 21st, 2019, 12:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lieu-Dits
Replies: 38
Views: 2494

Re: Lieu-Dits

Clos de Chevalier Clos de Pucelles Clos de Caillerets Clos de la Garenne Clos de Chapelle Clos de Bussieres Clos de Marechale Chateau Gris Corton Grancey Clos de vigne au Saint Clos and Château de Ducs Clos de Urseles Clos de Mouches Clos de Commaraine Clos Sorbes Clos de Mazeray Clos de Santenots ...
by Mark C Johnson
March 14th, 2019, 11:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What bottle of wine did you open today?
Replies: 10998
Views: 402227

Re: What bottle of wine did you open today?

2005 Bouchard Savigny-Les-Beaune. I liked its smokey earthy elements with cherry fruit in the background. My wife, not so much. Ah well,more for me!
by Mark C Johnson
March 10th, 2019, 12:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WSJ wine article
Replies: 37
Views: 2558

Re: WSJ wine article

The finest wine shop in Orlando refuses to post a single note, score or critic's reference. The proprietor built his own following, has regular tastings, educational seminars and wine always flowing. The place is and has been a huge hit for 20+ years. He is almost always at the store, and is a supe...
by Mark C Johnson
March 9th, 2019, 11:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2002 Domaine Fevre Montmains
Replies: 1
Views: 170

Re: TN: 2002 Domaine Fevre Montmains

Have to admit, an '01 Montmains half a dozen years ago (Fevre) turned me to the chablis side. Unfortunately, I've had a number of premox from Fevre also to temper my enthusiasm.
by Mark C Johnson
February 25th, 2019, 11:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Storage in SF Bay Area
Replies: 23
Views: 1250

Re: Storage in SF Bay Area

Steve Brickley wrote:
February 25th, 2019, 11:03 pm
Call Tomas at Wine Bank Menlo Park. I been there years now.
+1
by Mark C Johnson
February 25th, 2019, 11:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: TN: Domaine des Billards 2016 St.-Amour

Sorry for the thread drift but.....we get the Mommessin Saint-Amour here in Hawaii. Anyone had this?

MTIA
by Mark C Johnson
February 24th, 2019, 12:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Crap Alert! 2016 TJ’s Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet
Replies: 41
Views: 4003

Re: Crap Alert! 2016 TJ’s Platinum Reserve Yountville Cabernet

David Glasser wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 8:48 pm
Anton D wrote:
December 12th, 2018, 4:02 pm
David Glasser wrote:
December 8th, 2018, 12:33 pm


Agreed, but without a score how do we know if he liked it? [cheers.gif]
Well, he only gave it a 93 on Cellar Tracker.
Ah, so he did. 93. The Universal score. As adaptable to any wine as the Zalto Universal glass.
I see what you did there! [rofl.gif]
by Mark C Johnson
February 21st, 2019, 11:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2000 Cuchet Beliando Cornas
Replies: 5
Views: 286

Re: TN: 2000 Cuchet Beliando Cornas

Thanks for the note Robert. I recently had a couple sent to HI for consumption. Any take on future development? Or drink now? What about the 2008?
by Mark C Johnson
February 12th, 2019, 11:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Burgundy: Ray Walker
Replies: 3
Views: 1392

Re: Burgundy: Ray Walker

Actually, I appreciated Ray's posts on the different burgundy villages. There was a lot of discussion that was useful. Thank you Danius for bringing back these village topics.
by Mark C Johnson
February 6th, 2019, 10:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?
Replies: 49
Views: 4054

Re: Chateau Rayas holding back wine to drive prices higher?

And as a result, all the sister, brother and cousin offerings (Fonsalette,ect.) have seen remarkable increases in pricing. All worth it IMHO. I cherish the few bottles I have from this producer.
by Mark C Johnson
February 1st, 2019, 8:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2016 Martine Rouchier St. Joseph Chave & Luc bottlings
Replies: 20
Views: 1009

Re: 2016 Martine Rouchier St. Joseph Chave & Luc bottlings

Mark- Natural wines. As he said in the opening: No sulfur/biodynamic, “natural” small production st. Joseph Fu- Thanks for the notes. I was on the fence on grabbing these from Lyle, and you may taken me over the fence Ah! Natural=Natty. I dread that we find monikers for words that are fine in their...

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