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by Charlie Carnes
January 21st, 2020, 2:07 pm
Forum: BerserkerDay 11 NEWBIE INTROS! :)
Topic: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines
Replies: 32
Views: 2880

Re: NEWBIE INTRO: Kelley Fox Wines

OK this is exciting!
by Charlie Carnes
January 21st, 2020, 2:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 228
Views: 19726

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

Adam, It truly is difficult to predict how a BD offering will go. There is no predictable 'rhyme or reason' as to why one offer "kills it' and others do not. My advice - get Brig and a few others 'on board' and you'll do fine (heh heh) . . . Just put your best foot forward, my friend, and be you . ...
by Charlie Carnes
January 21st, 2020, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)
Replies: 228
Views: 19726

Re: BerserkerDay 11 is coming up!! (Jan 27, 2020)

brigcampbell wrote:
January 21st, 2020, 12:24 pm
BD11 alert: more newbies!!! Come check out their intros

viewforum.php?f=82
Thanks Brig! Now I have homework to do. I do have so much fun every year on BDAY!!!!
by Charlie Carnes
January 17th, 2020, 2:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)
Replies: 910
Views: 43461

Re: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)

Chris, these two scenes come to mind instantly...




by Charlie Carnes
January 14th, 2020, 8:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Understanding the dumb phase and aging
Replies: 64
Views: 3010

Re: Understanding the dumb phase and aging

I think it’s essentially a trash-can term. It could mean that the wine is very reductive, that the individual bottle was bad, or that the wine was never any good to begin with. Totally disagree. While I think the concept of a dumb phase is real, the term sometimes seems to be applied as Nate sugges...
by Charlie Carnes
January 11th, 2020, 4:54 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Voillot?
Replies: 13
Views: 1301

Re: Joseph Voillot?

Very elegant old school cote de beaune producer. A variety of excellent Pommard and Volnay wines, and his Bourgogne Rouge is probably one of my favourites. I've never been disappointed. I agree! Also, if you can get your hands on the wines from the early '80s, especially 1980, they will blow you aw...
by Charlie Carnes
January 11th, 2020, 12:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1571

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

LOL, I have no clue how I missed this, I really don’t, but love the theme! I’ve had a hellacious work week and did go light on booze. I can honestly say that I do not have a single one of those wines in my country cellar. And no Rolland, Jay? I did just pop a 1989 Chateau Olivier, which moons ago, ...
by Charlie Carnes
January 11th, 2020, 11:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1982 Pichon Lalande
Replies: 20
Views: 1362

Re: 1982 Pichon Lalande

Kelly, it is an amazing bottle of wine! I have quite a few of these resting in the cellar, which makes me very happy! Thanks for the note.
by Charlie Carnes
January 9th, 2020, 12:06 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere
Replies: 26
Views: 1708

Re: Domaine Dujac vs. Dujac Fils & Pere

I think the MSD from F&P is a surprisingly great village wine. I seek it and buy it when I can. But I generally collect and drink the Domaine wines.
by Charlie Carnes
January 8th, 2020, 5:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1571

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

Jay, would Gaja count? I have so few of these crappy neener wines left. I want so bad to participate...
I see a Voerzio that I could pop. That's a huge wine in every sense of the word.
by Charlie Carnes
January 4th, 2020, 11:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The greatest wine purchase ever
Replies: 24
Views: 3281

Re: The greatest wine purchase ever

alan weinberg wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 8:42 am
my best purchase—5 magnums of 90 La Tâche at $550 per.
Impressive. I have a mag of the 1985, but did not make that kind of deal. It has still appreciated nicely.
by Charlie Carnes
January 4th, 2020, 10:54 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)
Replies: 910
Views: 43461

Re: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
January 4th, 2020, 9:51 am
I wanna use the word “trapezoidal” on a wine note. Thinking.
My next note:

u(y) = G/2u (y) (h-y), (Q) = Gh3/12u
by Charlie Carnes
January 4th, 2020, 10:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)
Replies: 910
Views: 43461

Re: It's critic bingo! (am I geometrically challenged?)

You're so obtuse Robert.
by Charlie Carnes
January 2nd, 2020, 12:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2345

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

I know very little of Oregon sparklers, but Beau at Random Wine Company made the most beautiful Gamay Noir sparkler for 2013. I have begged him to make some more. Stuff was gorgeous and he's sold out. Curious if you ever tried this? No. This wouldn’t be something in my wheelhouse anyway. What was t...
by Charlie Carnes
January 2nd, 2020, 12:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2345

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

My impression with this wine was it didn't make a big initial impact, but became compelling and drank very well. It speaks of Anderson Valley. It's the sort of wine that can suffer in a line-up, but is very enjoyable on its own - like, if you take it as it is, drink it in the context it fits, rathe...
by Charlie Carnes
January 1st, 2020, 5:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10
Replies: 47
Views: 1571

Re: Week 6 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Big Red Wines for Kids' Kloset program of (914) Cares JAN 3-10

J a y H a c k wrote:
December 31st, 2019, 10:39 am

1. Alf drinking, Dead time in between glasses my be edited out.

His conversations aren't THAT bad...
by Charlie Carnes
January 1st, 2020, 5:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine
Replies: 41
Views: 2345

Re: TN: 2015 Rhys Blancs de Blancs Bearwallow Vineyard - too much coin for too little wine

There is, relatively speaking, an ocean of sparkling wine currently in production in Oregon. My assumption is that this is going to go poorly. I think it’s a bad idea that is based upon tasting room/event business models combined with having more fruit than still wine sales capacities. I’ve seen an...
by Charlie Carnes
January 1st, 2020, 1:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: New Year's Eve Champagne?
Replies: 65
Views: 2039

Re: New Year's Eve Champagne?

2 cases of Gruet rose in plastic cups
by Charlie Carnes
December 31st, 2019, 12:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks
Replies: 66
Views: 5114

Re: 2008 red burgundy premier cru..... sucks

I haven’t had a 2008 in a while. I thought Drouhin, Dujac, and Mugneret-Gibourg were great out of the gate. I had mixed feelings about Fourrier and Bachelet. I don’t remember any other being too great or too bad to comment.
by Charlie Carnes
December 29th, 2019, 12:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Riesling advice
Replies: 9
Views: 709

Re: Riesling advice

These guys get some of the best in the world, all across the "sweetness" chart: https://www.vomboden.com https://www.larscarlberg.com I recommend Dr Uli Stein if you don't want too sweet. His trockens easily rival many of the greatest GG. Also, Gerhard recommended Austria. There are some truly treme...
by Charlie Carnes
December 28th, 2019, 10:38 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Clos Saron Cabernet Sauvignon Once Upon A Time
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: TN: 1995 Clos Saron Cabernet Sauvignon Once Upon A Time

Interesting. Would like to know the history as well. The 1995 when I bought it said was a new release. I wonder if Gideon has had these the whole time? The 1994 Slope 21 was sublime as well.
by Charlie Carnes
December 28th, 2019, 10:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1995 Clos Saron Cabernet Sauvignon Once Upon A Time
Replies: 7
Views: 200

TN: 1995 Clos Saron Cabernet Sauvignon Once Upon A Time

1995 Clos Saron Cabernet Sauvignon Once Upon A Time - USA, California, Sierra Foothills (12/28/2019) Another singularly terrific bottle of wine. This might be better than the 1994 Slope 21. My advice: Get on Clos Saron Library list! This might be a little more forward than the older 1994. As it is ...
by Charlie Carnes
December 28th, 2019, 8:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Old Champagne questions

Thank you Ray and François and others. The 1966, I could not wake up. It was hinting at sherry and a little volatile. I tried for a few hours, coming back now and then, I just couldn't make it work.
by Charlie Carnes
December 28th, 2019, 5:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?
Replies: 63
Views: 3402

Re: Whats your top 5 Clos saint denis?

Howard Cooper wrote:
December 26th, 2019, 7:44 pm
One of my favorites that has not been mentioned is Jouan.
Funny, I've never popped one, but did just receive some '16s just last week. Drank a MSD over Christmas and thought it was really lovely...
by Charlie Carnes
December 27th, 2019, 1:48 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 25th, 2019, 7:20 am
Charlie, let’s pick a weekend to fly up to NYC to join these boys in their revelries! I don’t think NYC has experienced country in Gucci high-tops. I’m 59 all over that.
I would love to. I have some new kicks that would be appropriate!
by Charlie Carnes
December 27th, 2019, 1:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 964
Views: 64793

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

1995 Oeno from Dom Perignon:Drank two of these over the holidays, and man are they great now! This is a singularly terrific wine. My last note mentioned lemon and d-limonene. I must say I fell short as this wine has so many perfect iterations of lemon in all of the forms that would make it great in ...
by Charlie Carnes
December 27th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 964
Views: 64793

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Champagne Jerome Blin Cuvée Octave: This is as good as 0 dosage can get. While it is crisp and tart in a very nice way, it is also full and creamy, as if mother nature said, "I'll take care of the dosage!" Hints of lemon custard, apple skins, and steely mineral. This was great, late Christmas mornin...
by Charlie Carnes
December 24th, 2019, 1:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant
Replies: 26
Views: 1230

Re: TN: 1959 Dinner - Comtes (‘06), Huet x 2, Imperial, 890, Cos, BAMA, Magdelaine, Coulee de Serrant

Nice Jayson, you're really slumming' it there. !959 has so many great wines! I like your notes that you know its gonna be great before you even taste. I love that giddy feeling!
by Charlie Carnes
December 13th, 2019, 8:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: TN: 1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)

Thank for the mention, gentlemen. I thrive on positive feedback regarding the wines I have sold and resold. I usually know the seller and cellar of the wines I offer, having sold the owners many of their wines. The exception was the Davis Cellar which need no one to speak for it, a wine geek's heav...
by Charlie Carnes
December 11th, 2019, 4:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out
Replies: 47
Views: 2916

Re: Paulee AMEX pre-sale out

We have questions! Wife and I are considering going for our anniversary, which is on 3/7. Wondering whether we should head up to NYC and make a weekend out of it. Bonus is free babysitting as my sister-in-law lives there. Things we're wondering; 1. Is the Grand Tasting worth it? Walk around tasting...
by Charlie Carnes
December 11th, 2019, 3:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 576

Re: TN: 1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)

John, it was nice. Every sip, reminded me of where I started this wine endeavor!
by Charlie Carnes
December 11th, 2019, 2:32 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 576

TN: 1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection (USA, California, Napa Valley)

1990 Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon Special Selection - USA, California, Napa Valley (12/11/2019) This is an awesome wine from a seeming bygone era. Is it the best example of a true classic? It's not too far from it. This wine was still pretty large, and maybe a few years away from full resolution. For ...
by Charlie Carnes
December 9th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4933

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
December 9th, 2019, 5:14 pm
‘Twas a Faustian choice, causing an unwanted metamorphosis of conscience.
I can picture it now. Robert at the crossroads with cases of ovid in an electric car that has no more juice...
by Charlie Carnes
December 9th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Best way to organize offsite storage?
Replies: 46
Views: 1837

Re: Best way to organize offsite storage?

John Morris wrote:
December 1st, 2019, 12:18 pm
I keep everything in boxes and keep an inventory. I don't care what the storage looks like, and boxes are more efficient from the standpoint of space utilization. Plus, the bottles don't collect dust.
+1, for sure. Offsite is utilitarian, no bells and whistles.
by Charlie Carnes
December 9th, 2019, 5:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What does "pure" mean?
Replies: 47
Views: 1615

Re: What does "pure" mean?

Back in the age of Parker good wines were "ripe", "lush", "opulent" and had "good stuffing". Now good wines are "pure". You can't look at a critical review these days without seeing "pure" and praise of "purity". What does that mean? What makes a wine "pure"? The winemaker didn't spit in it or acci...
by Charlie Carnes
December 9th, 2019, 5:03 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?
Replies: 247
Views: 4933

Re: Wine Games: Who’s the producer?

I dunno, Keith, haven’t seen you answering Post 50. ;) Granted, you are only rich, not snobby and pretentious. Well, at least not pretentious. If you answer within 15 minutes, next Bern’s dinner on me (well, we may have to split the wine given your recent affinities for pre-1960 Magnums). It's Ovid...
by Charlie Carnes
December 9th, 2019, 4:57 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2239

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

2017 Goodfellow House Block Whistling Ridge Vineyard : This is a pure pinot beauty. It is so clean and neat, as if it is the perfect balance between nature and the winemaker. There is shiny, bright red fruit, and lovely earth and soil components. The wine is an expression of purity, and it is perfe...
by Charlie Carnes
December 4th, 2019, 5:17 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)
Replies: 69
Views: 2239

Re: Week 2 Virtual Tasting Series for Charity - Oregon Wines for Dakin Humane Society (12/4 - 12/11)

Alright David, you're in for it. I have 5 dogs, 1 big coon cat, 2 rabbits and 2 turtles, and a lot of Oregon wine. Julie literally today said, don't forget to give to the humane society. That was one of her grandmother's, and now her favorites. Of my animals, two dogs are rescues, 1 cat is rescued, ...
by Charlie Carnes
December 2nd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi
Replies: 23
Views: 1887

Re: no Rieslingfeier this year...fyi

I was sad when I got the email... This year I was going to take my 21 year daughter, who loves Riesling. Were definitely in for next year though. I can imagine its a hell of a lot of work to do this every year. Robert, I will look at this hard. That's gonna make for a Berserkerday buying spree with ...
by Charlie Carnes
November 30th, 2019, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Leroy Beaux Monts vertical, 1990-2002
Replies: 14
Views: 1227

Re: Leroy Beaux Monts vertical, 1990-2002

Excellent notes, and a nice write up John.
by Charlie Carnes
November 30th, 2019, 5:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?
Replies: 187
Views: 11514

Re: What producers are you suprised dont get more mention on WB?

Did anybody in this thread mention the Austrians? Prager, Brundlmayer, Hirzberger? Top end stuff IMO and I seldom see them mentioned (and I could mention several more). That was my first response a few pages ago and it holds true today: they are some of the world’s best wines at any price, and (alo...
by Charlie Carnes
November 27th, 2019, 1:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."
Replies: 61
Views: 2238

Re: When you say, "This wine is undrinkable..."

There are two kinds of undrinkable for me. One is a wine that has turned so bad that I cannot even swallow it. The other is a wine that is inherently awful to me, but one that maybe I could get down, say, if I were stranded on an island. Typically, a wine that Alfert would hate, and other people wou...
by Charlie Carnes
November 27th, 2019, 1:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Old Champagne questions

I am using Grassl Mineralite and it and the sekt are perfect. I do not have Liberte
by Charlie Carnes
November 27th, 2019, 1:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Old Champagne questions

55-60 Degrees F Smaller white wine glass - I am currently using Grassl Liberte. Open the bottles 15-20 minutes before serving. If no unpleasant aromas, re-cork. Good luck - when those two Champagnes are in proper shape they are ridiculously good. Question - what do the two capsules look like - foil...
by Charlie Carnes
November 27th, 2019, 12:29 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Re: Old Champagne questions

55-60 Degrees F Smaller white wine glass - I am currently using Grassl Liberte. Open the bottles 15-20 minutes before serving. If no unpleasant aromas, re-cork. Good luck - when those two Champagnes are in proper shape they are ridiculously good. Question - what do the two capsules look like - foil...
by Charlie Carnes
November 27th, 2019, 11:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Old Champagne questions
Replies: 15
Views: 1550

Old Champagne questions

I have a couple of older Dom Perignon I want to try this weekend. 1964 and 1966 Dom. I am wondering how cold to serve it? What kind of glass. How much air? Anything else? Thanks...

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