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by Charlie Carnes
July 18th, 2019, 5:22 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?
Replies: 14
Views: 436

Re: Stuck in Toronto for an extra night - where to go?

There are a lot of really cool places. I was never wowed by wine lists. The place I wanted to go to so bad was closed due to typhoon in Japan. Skippa. I am assuming the fish is that fresh. Skippa might be walkable from there as well.
by Charlie Carnes
July 17th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

How does a man so sophisticated in wine and style pick Johnny Walker!?! ;) Great question. I think soooo many single malts and their, oaky, porty, sauternesy, overoaked, overtreated barrells are all AFWE. HA let the flames be thrown... Some great single malts for me are Royal Lochnagar and Springba...
by Charlie Carnes
July 14th, 2019, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit
Replies: 87
Views: 2343

Re: Stranded on a deserted island - 1 wine, 1 beer, 1 spirit

OK easy:
Cases of 1955 Maison Leroy La Romanee
Casks of Johnny Walker blends, blue or better
Kegs of Thomas Creek Rise Guys Pilsner

Can I find a glass washed up on the shore?
by Charlie Carnes
July 14th, 2019, 9:40 am
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing! (7/17 update! Additional discounts!!)
Replies: 27
Views: 1717

Re: 'Golden' Russian Osetra Caviar & Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing!

I splurged. The Ossetra is shining. Huge eggs pale gold in color, bursting with nuttiness and fresh ocean breeze perception. Similar caviar from Petrossian or D&D would be about 4 to 6 times as much. Great deal Charlie, and thanks! The hybrid was also very nice. Not as fine, but rich, and full flavo...
by Charlie Carnes
July 9th, 2019, 5:26 pm
Forum: Commerce Corner - Wine Classifieds
Topic: Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing! (7/17 update! Additional discounts!!)
Replies: 27
Views: 1717

Re: 'Golden' Russian Osetra Caviar & Kaluga/Huso Hybrid @ unbeatable pricing!

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
July 9th, 2019, 2:47 pm
Charlie Carnes and I eat catfish roe! Love it.
Im so in! For (good) Cavier this redneckerson and all of his kids will run over old ladies and kids faster than George Costanza in a small fire...
by Charlie Carnes
July 5th, 2019, 4:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A Close Chave
Replies: 12
Views: 960

Re: TN: A Close Chave

Heck yea!
by Charlie Carnes
July 5th, 2019, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

Tasted this on release at Monte Bello and was absolutely floored with it. Definitely felt like a throwback style with secondary notes galore. My note is also in CT, giving it a conservative 95. Nice thing is I think it was overlooked with '11 being a "weak" vintage. At least here in my market it wa...
by Charlie Carnes
July 5th, 2019, 3:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

Re: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

So awesome, Charlie! Bring one to our next gathering! Always wanted to try this vintage and regret not buying any. Some others whose palates I equally respect rave about it, too. I brought the 1991 last time. It was overlooked... We opened Ilan instead. Pretty funny but that really happened. But I ...
by Charlie Carnes
July 4th, 2019, 7:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?
Replies: 56
Views: 1747

Re: Anyone opening good wine for the 4th, or is it a beer day ?

The only wine we opened today was barefoot moscato in magnum. We make a punch with it with pineapple and rum, and plenty of ice cubes. Definitely not a wine day for us.
by Charlie Carnes
July 4th, 2019, 7:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2388

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

Last night when arriving home basically trashed i thought a nightcap of Champagne was a good idea. I placed a 2008 Agrapart in the freezer to chill for a few minutes, promptly then passed out until this morning my lovely bubbly having exploded in the freezer sending glass everywhere with a nice coa...
by Charlie Carnes
July 4th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?
Replies: 47
Views: 2388

Re: Dumbest wine related thing you have done ?

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
July 4th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Traded Chave Hermitage for SQN.
That hurts!
by Charlie Carnes
July 4th, 2019, 6:51 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)
Replies: 18
Views: 1350

TN: 2011 Ridge Monte Bello (USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains)

2011 Ridge Monte Bello - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (7/4/2019) I am in love with this wine and absolutely stunned at its near perfection! The wine is fairly dark in color, say black/purple, like the old producto fishing worms. As I tasted, the wine was closer to deep, ...
by Charlie Carnes
July 2nd, 2019, 4:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |
Replies: 28
Views: 1335

Re: Julian Haart Piesporter Schubertslay Riesling Kabinett | Reserve |

Good lineup of recommended classical Kabinetten producers- would also add Willi Schaefer to the list. That was a very nice list and all are my favorites. I am glad you add Willi, Christopher, and Andrea Schaefer to this list. I bought white label but haven't opened one yet! Thanks for the note, Barry
by Charlie Carnes
July 2nd, 2019, 4:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.
Replies: 51
Views: 1996

Re: What are you drinking in homage of the demise of eBob? 1995 Ch. Bel-Air Marquis d’Aligre for me.

Anton D wrote:
July 2nd, 2019, 8:51 am
Popped a magnum of 1921 Château Petrus, Parker gave it 100 points!
Mine was the 1947 in magnum. I got like two cases.
by Charlie Carnes
June 29th, 2019, 3:37 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5685

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Frank, I have learned a couple of things from this thread, thanks for starting it.
by Charlie Carnes
June 27th, 2019, 6:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3725

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

George Chadwick wrote:
June 27th, 2019, 2:13 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 6:15 am
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Come to Orlando, much more temperate!
How do the grapes look?
The Scuppernong and Muscadine look great!!
by Charlie Carnes
June 27th, 2019, 10:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 72
Views: 3944

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Hey, do you get the feeling that Robert will bump this from time to time just to read the thread title. I mean, I would.
by Charlie Carnes
June 27th, 2019, 10:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 72
Views: 3944

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

I've always called myself an entremanure!
by Charlie Carnes
June 27th, 2019, 10:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3725

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

Russell, using power to cool your house is not bad for the environment. Plus, you’re exhausting more heat directly to the outside air than the cooling you get inside, so a net overall heating of the environment. OK we're in the weeds here. So what you're saying, we could live without the sun. All w...
by Charlie Carnes
June 26th, 2019, 8:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3725

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/22/europe-to-america-your-love-of-air-conditioning-is-stupid/ My parents just put a small unit in their bedroom but none of the neighbours have air conditioning. It’s pretty bad environmentally. I know how much we have to pay here to keep ou...
by Charlie Carnes
June 26th, 2019, 8:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5685

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

My concierge physician happens to be in our wine group. All of us are over 50, athletes, and all work too hard, push too hard. For himself, and us, he’s been doing a lot of research on this subject, and has outlined some pretty basic tenets to balance these things. His central point is that deep, q...
by Charlie Carnes
June 26th, 2019, 8:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5685

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Frank, I feel you with the alcohol. I don't like the higher ABV wines either, but it's generally a style thing and not just the alcohol. I think there are plenty of good thought/excuses/explanations for the pain you feel after drinking. I, at 50 now, have been dealing with the same thing. I ain't st...
by Charlie Carnes
June 26th, 2019, 8:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...
Replies: 131
Views: 5685

Re: Some random thoughts, mainly about alcohol...

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 26th, 2019, 3:56 pm
FWIW, I’m not sure that I can discern the difference between 13% and 14.5% but perhaps it does and effects me anyway.
It does, we just don't tell you.
by Charlie Carnes
June 26th, 2019, 7:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: FIVE WINOS EXCELLENT ADVENTURE , MOSTLY IN BURGUNDY - Beaune, France (6/7/2019-6/15/2019)
Replies: 52
Views: 3049

Re: June 7th to 9th

What incredible wines, food, pictures, and what great write-ups! I feel like I just went there!
by Charlie Carnes
June 26th, 2019, 7:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat
Replies: 67
Views: 3725

Re: Next week Europe is going to get hammered by heat

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2015/07/22/europe-to-america-your-love-of-air-conditioning-is-stupid/ My parents just put a small unit in their bedroom but none of the neighbours have air conditioning. It’s pretty bad environmentally. I know how much we have to pay here to keep ou...
by Charlie Carnes
June 25th, 2019, 6:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1982 Chateau Gruaud-Larose
Replies: 11
Views: 1014

Re: TN: 1982 Chateau Gruaud-Larose

Jeremy Holmes wrote:
June 23rd, 2019, 9:53 pm
Some of those '80's Gruauds are funkier than James Brown.
When they shed it, they almost always do, they really can shine.
by Charlie Carnes
June 25th, 2019, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 75
Views: 4944

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

That IS exciting! Thanks Kevin. And good luck.
by Charlie Carnes
June 25th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 75
Views: 4944

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Kevin, have you experimented with a rosé? I am always bothering Beau at Random Wine to make some more. Maybe you will beat him to the punch. Charlie, We did produce an experimental rosé about 10 years ago (not released) but we try to stick to wines that we are extremely passionate about for our lon...
by Charlie Carnes
June 25th, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 75
Views: 4944

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

Kevin, have you experimented with a rosé? I am always bothering Beau at Random Wine to make some more. Maybe you will beat him to the punch.
by Charlie Carnes
June 25th, 2019, 2:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th
Replies: 75
Views: 4944

Re: Rhys sparkling wine offer July 16th

This is exciting!
by Charlie Carnes
June 16th, 2019, 7:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?
Replies: 50
Views: 1616

Re: Happy Father's Day - whatcha drinkin'?

Just finished a Monte Bello 2011. It started good to great, and finished sublime. What an ultra awesome wine. I am smitten.
by Charlie Carnes
June 13th, 2019, 6:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The Best Young Beaucastel!
Replies: 19
Views: 1906

Re: The Best Young Beaucastel!

Nice note. Maybe I need to check some out.
by Charlie Carnes
June 12th, 2019, 10:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35884

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

John, you are being too nice. To me he seems to be saying that a crappy wine tastes good. It's like he sneezed, sharted, then gave it a 92. Please forgive me if that's too crass, ill take it down if it is. Wait, this is actually useful information. Every wine is either a total shart or a striking b...
by Charlie Carnes
June 12th, 2019, 9:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35884

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

GregT wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 2:09 am
Interesting. I didn't know it was an irregular verb. More roughage would seem to be the key.
i'm dying [cheers.gif]
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 786
Views: 35884

Re: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")

John, you are being too nice. To me he seems to be saying that a crappy wine tastes good. It's like he sneezed, sharted, then gave it a 92. Please forgive me if that's too crass, ill take it down if it is.
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

Berry Crawford wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 4:04 pm
This is one of my favorite wines!
Berry, long time. I too love this wine. Thanks Man.
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

Sc0tt F!tzger@ld wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 12:27 pm
Dude, that’s a helluva note. Felt like I was standing on that dirt road!
Thanks Scott. I spend a ton of time on clay and dirt roads, and there is really a perception that they have that comes through on a lot of wines I love!
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 5:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

Sounds awesome. I love their pinots. They are like a living thing, and a true reflection of the site and the owner. If you ever get a chance to visit with Gideon there, I couldn't recommend it more highly, one of the best winery visits I've ever had. Chris, to say, "it is a living thing...", is say...
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 9
Views: 448

Re: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

What a fantastic and highly descriptive note, Charlie. I love the, "....dirt road in a dry forest on a spring day..." because it really does evoke a certain smell. Thank you Brandon. You get it for sure. There is nothing like that smell. I spend much of the year in a temperate rain forest in North ...
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 8:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 704
Views: 43457

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1997 Salon- Bought this at a restaurant. It is still holding strong. Bright, juicy, lively, creamy, apple peel, and a hint of citrus zest, with pretty mineral perceptions. This is wonderful Champagne! Egly-Ouriet Rosé- This and Camille Saves are easily two of the best Bouzy Rosés out there today. I ...
by Charlie Carnes
June 11th, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)
Replies: 9
Views: 448

TN: 2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard (USA, California, Sierra Foothills)

2005 Clos Saron Pinot Noir Home Vineyard - USA, California, Sierra Foothills (6/9/2019) This is about as good as it gets! 14 year old pinot that is in a perfect place. It is perfectly poised between secondary and tertiary aged perfection. I open the bottle and love the clear light red color, slight...
by Charlie Carnes
June 9th, 2019, 3:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 665

Re: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

The wine was great, and I am on a hot streak right now. Last night it was the Clos Saron Home 2005. I think I waxed on about that wine more than I did this one...
by Charlie Carnes
June 9th, 2019, 3:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Dominique Laurent
Replies: 163
Views: 12873

Re: Dominique Laurent

I guess I need to try one...? I was so turned off by 2006s, that I took them completely off of my radar.
by Charlie Carnes
June 9th, 2019, 9:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 72
Views: 3944

Re: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 8:50 am
Neal.Mollen wrote:
June 9th, 2019, 7:12 am
I am so distressed to have started this thread
Greatest. Thread. Ever.
Hey Robert, now that you have reached vaulted status, can we still hang out?

Seriously, this is a hilarious thread!
by Charlie Carnes
June 9th, 2019, 8:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard
Replies: 5
Views: 665

TN: 2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard

2016 Rhys Pinot Noir Horseshoe Vineyard - USA, California, San Francisco Bay, Santa Cruz Mountains (6/2/2019) This wine, from 500ml, is singing light now. Call it the black fruited foil to my generally favorite red fruited Bearwallow. This, especially in 2016 will give Bearwallow a run for its mone...
by Charlie Carnes
June 7th, 2019, 7:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6606

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Keith Levenberg wrote:
June 6th, 2019, 8:20 am

Sorry, I'm new here... are you telling me people actually pay for this kind of misinformation?
Welcome to the board!
by Charlie Carnes
June 4th, 2019, 8:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: There is too much good German Riesling available
Replies: 77
Views: 3128

Re: There is too much good German Riesling available

Robert Dentice wrote:
June 4th, 2019, 11:49 am

There are a lot of great producers outside of and some not so good in the VDP.
Dr. Uli Stein
by Charlie Carnes
June 4th, 2019, 7:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?
Replies: 130
Views: 6606

Re: Does Modern Bdx Need 20-Years of Aging to Drink Well?

Frankly, many of these could really come from anywhere, having lost the typicity that is so unique to Bordeaux. Herein is the true problem, and I have decried this many times. The new style of winemaking that I eschew, is absolutely homogeneous. One cannot discern whether a wine is Cabernet Sauvign...

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