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by Charlie Carnes
November 26th, 2020, 9:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2012 Peter Lauer Stirn Faß 15 (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)
Replies: 3
Views: 224

Re: TN: 2012 Peter Lauer Stirn Faß 15 (Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer)

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
November 25th, 2020, 6:52 pm
Complicated and gulpable sound like worthy virtues!
Agree. Completely well described!
by Charlie Carnes
November 24th, 2020, 5:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3641

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Jorge Henriquez wrote:
November 23rd, 2020, 7:07 am
Carlos Delpin wrote:
November 22nd, 2020, 3:11 am
Feliz cumpleaños Licenciado.
He don't know what yu write!
This is too funny!
by Charlie Carnes
November 22nd, 2020, 10:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3641

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Happy birthday! No vertical of BAMA? Ha! Most of my close friends are Gators! One even hunts gators. I wonder if he will post here.... Post number 34! Unless you have another friend that hunts gators it is a wine berserker. But I do owe you some notes. And for the record there is another wine berse...
by Charlie Carnes
November 22nd, 2020, 4:42 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The zenith of score inflation?
Replies: 36
Views: 2543

Re: The zenith of score inflation?

People on this board love to hate on this guy. But I bet 98% of y’all secretly wish to be him. He’s internationally known, respected in some circles (not here though, bunch of haters), most likely does well financially, travels the world, drinks amazing wines. Has a much better life than probably 9...
by Charlie Carnes
November 21st, 2020, 4:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering
Replies: 24
Views: 2124

Re: TN: BM's famous brisket gathering

Great notes and a great looking Brisket! I have cooked two in the last month. Did great on the first one. The second was a little weak. Still perfecting my craft. Man that Constance sounds terrific!
by Charlie Carnes
November 21st, 2020, 3:50 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines
Replies: 87
Views: 3641

Re: My 55th with Some Great Friends and Killer Wines

Robert, it was a great time, and Julie and I were happy to be a part! We have done quite a few "Berserker" things together over the past few years, but last night was the first with a full accompaniment of our better halves. That made it extra fun. And your friends are just awesome! You have outdone...
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 7:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Walgreens Fedex
Replies: 57
Views: 2781

Re: Walgreens Fedex

dcornutt wrote:
October 24th, 2019, 3:07 pm
Simply the best.
If I didn't use Walgreen's my packages would end up in Fed Ex purgatory with extended delivery times.
This, for sure.
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 1:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 6014

Re: Wine aging and group think

Some people are Pobegas, some are Audouzes. I admit to having a palate that favors aged wine profiles, but can enjoy the primary notes of pulling a cork on a new release a la Pobega! [cheers.gif] And some are both! I definitely prefer, when possible, my Bordeaux with significant age on it, and my N...
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Musigny prices
Replies: 54
Views: 3969

Re: Musigny prices

Faiveley is on account of scarcity. They have like a barrel and I think it's a little barrel. Vogue production indeed prevents scarcity from driving the price, but I reckon the unfashionably extracted, oaky style depresses it further. If they sold all their holdings to Freddy Mugnier, the price wou...
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine aging and group think
Replies: 141
Views: 6014

Re: Wine aging and group think

Brian, I feel your pain too. I am buying better with this in mind, but I'm sitting on some stock that surely will have some disappointments. Not to mention the wines I know should have been drunk ages ago. Last night I'm digging in cellar and find a 2002 Guffens-Heynen Macon-Pierreclos Le Chavigne. ...
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 7:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8
Replies: 10
Views: 369

Re: TN: 2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 7:51 am
Charlie...please write us more often! It's only 7:51 am and now I want Riesling...
Thanks Todd! I appreciate that. I believe you both would love this wine!
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denis Bachelet - What am I Missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 4036

Re: Denis Bachelet - What am I Missing?

Greg K wrote:
November 12th, 2020, 7:45 am
Mich@el Ch@ng wrote:
November 11th, 2020, 5:27 pm
I’m gonna pop one of the 17 GC vv I got recently soon
I had this a couple of months back, it’s quite pretty, and very clean.
I concur... very pretty and clean, lovely!
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 7:52 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Denis Bachelet - What am I Missing?
Replies: 57
Views: 4036

Re: Denis Bachelet - What am I Missing?

I just opened a bottle of 2009 Gevrey-Chambertin VV, poured it into the glass, and it smells like... cigarettes? If I didn't check CT I'd think I was going crazy. Does anyone like this tarry flavor? Where is this "pure fruit" that people speak of with Bachelet? Hate to hear it! I opened the 2008 mo...
by Charlie Carnes
November 12th, 2020, 7:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8
Replies: 10
Views: 369

TN: 2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8

2018 Willi Schaefer Graacher Himmelreich Riesling Spätlese #8 - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (11/12/2020) Sadly, the cork pushed up half way through the capsule. My guess it was a month or two in this condition. I contemplated what to do for a short time after. Then I decided the safest thing was to o...
by Charlie Carnes
October 29th, 2020, 1:43 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV
Replies: 18
Views: 1053

Re: 2017 Jouan Chambolle Musigny VV

The wines of Jouan are typically, lovely and fresh, pure, red fruited, and cool toned, and generally delicious.
by Charlie Carnes
October 29th, 2020, 1:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How to defrost ice build up on Artevino III dual zone wine fridge
Replies: 26
Views: 937

Re: How to defrost ice build up on Artevino III dual zone wine fridge

Good info here. It is also important to make sure the fan intake isn't clogged with dust. They always will if not cleaned regularly. The fan will stop circulating air and this will make ice in more than one way. Same net effect though. Same goes for almost any self contained cooling device.
by Charlie Carnes
October 19th, 2020, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1981 Help!
Replies: 57
Views: 2127

Re: 1981 Help!

Robert Sand wrote:
October 18th, 2020, 1:26 am
Chateauneuf du Pape, even minor wines are stiĺl good
Clos du papes was/is amazing!
by Charlie Carnes
October 15th, 2020, 11:55 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?
Replies: 35
Views: 3736

Re: Love Richebourg, but what do I do?

William Kelley wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 12:42 pm
Keith Levenberg wrote:
October 10th, 2020, 12:35 pm
Not many Vosne 1ers with the Richebourg profile
Lalou once said something to the effect of Beaux Monts being the little brother of Richebourg, and there is lots of sense to it; but equally Leroy Beaux Monts is far from an affordable alternative.
But what a great wine!
by Charlie Carnes
October 5th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

Resting on the current classifications doesn't really work in the case of Les St. Georges because it almost certainly would have been classified grand cru in the original classification on its merits. Henri Gouges didn't let it get considered because he was the mayor of Nuits at the time and a majo...
by Charlie Carnes
October 5th, 2020, 3:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?
Replies: 45
Views: 2623

Re: is Nuits les SAINT GEORGES worthy of grand cru status?

I would argue that the innate qualities of wines from the NSG terroir do not reach grand cru status no matter how impressive they are as examples of their vineyards. I have had bottles of '30s Nuits from Thomas Bassot, 1940s Gouges, magical Chevillon old and young, Lalou's Boudots, and even, frankl...
by Charlie Carnes
October 1st, 2020, 1:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1319
Views: 61757

Re: It's critic bingo! (Dept. of Neologisms)

Bottom line to me is that when I read critical tasting notes I often don't get the feeling the critic is sitting at his keyboard focused on "how do I describe this wine" (a very difficult challenge BTW!), but instead "how do I praise and market this wine". Thats it! Why I have very little use for c...
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2020, 11:44 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....
Replies: 15
Views: 947

Re: Keller, Shaefer, Mousse, Marguet, Grünhaus, Magdelaine, Sociando.....

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 27th, 2020, 10:57 am
Dayum, quite a night! Amongst my three favorite Bordeaux. Claus always drinks well!

Funny side note, my iPad autocorrect changed “Dayum” to “Caymus”. No bueno . . . .
Figured you would chime in on that list of wines. Some of my favorites in terms of Pradikats, too!

Great list Claus!
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2020, 9:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?
Replies: 63
Views: 1795

Re: Wine scorers: Absolute or Relative to "Class" ?

I am definitely an absolute guy. I am sure that I have been swayed by influences other than the wine in the glass, but I try to be as impartial as possible.
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed
Replies: 101
Views: 6839

Re: Top Cellar Holdings by Producer and Some Thoughts on how/why that's Changed

My tastes and cellar have mightily changed. I used to be heavy to highly rated highly allocated Bordeaux and Napa cabs. I bought tons of Bordeaux futures and was on plenty of mailing lists like Peter Michael, Kongsgard, Bond et. al. For a pretty good while now i have been buying Burgundy like Dujac,...
by Charlie Carnes
September 19th, 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations
Replies: 28
Views: 1018

Re: US Chardonnay Producer Recommendations

Dennis Atick wrote:
September 19th, 2020, 7:27 am
Walter Scott, Goodfellow, back fill Arcadian, Rhys.
Excellent rec. I would add Jamie Kutch to this as well. His low alc chards are dreamy.
by Charlie Carnes
September 13th, 2020, 9:34 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heitz buys Burgess
Replies: 14
Views: 1839

Re: Heitz buys Burgess

It would be awesome if they released some of the mid 70s Petite Sirah. The 1974 was a great wine! I think I liked the 1973 as well.
by Charlie Carnes
August 29th, 2020, 5:15 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Birth Year Wine 1980
Replies: 50
Views: 1688

Re: Birth Year Wine 1980

Yes again on burgundy. The few I’ve had have all been winners. Voillot Champans was sensational I had a few years back.
by Charlie Carnes
August 21st, 2020, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)
Replies: 151
Views: 3520

Re: Looking at two new functions with software update (POLL)

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
August 21st, 2020, 9:57 am
I really like where the discussion is headed in the last 10 or so posts, in particular - very intelligent points. I'm looking them over carefully, multiple times, so thank you
Agree, very good input!
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2020, 1:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1726

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

Markus, that’s funny. I can remember asking my wife to put the glass to my mouth because my hands were too dirty. Usually involves a trade of crab or shrimp peeled and ready to eat!!
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2020, 10:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3163

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

Todd Hamina wrote:
August 8th, 2020, 4:17 pm


Disclaimer: Bern's and Haven are customers.
Nice Todd.
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)
Replies: 48
Views: 1726

Re: ***LOOK AGAIN, NOW UPDATED WITH COMPLETE MENU*** Oh boy, tough pairing... Lowcountry Boil (SC)

You’ve got my mouth watering, Ross! Well, there are a ton of recommendations, and I believe they are all correct... To start, the main seasoning, wether it’s Old Bay or something similar, has so many taste elements. There is spicy, savory, bitter, bittersweet, even sweet, if using good corn. Then th...
by Charlie Carnes
August 8th, 2020, 9:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming
Replies: 64
Views: 3163

Re: Explain Like I’m Five: The Method to Your Madness in Standing Wines Up Before Consuming

While nothing is written in stone with very old wines. I agree with Charlie that many an old wine needs more air than you think. I’ve had 100 year old Bordeaux that take hours to ramp up. Also 70+ year old Burgundy and Barolo that needed tons of “air” time as well. I know at Berns, nothing is stood ...
by Charlie Carnes
August 7th, 2020, 5:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4644

Re: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando

Howard wins. That had me rolling early this morning.
by Charlie Carnes
August 6th, 2020, 5:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?
Replies: 15
Views: 1092

Re: Which Riesling to buy without the petrol/TDN?

Check out these two websites. Great people and great wines... https://www.vomboden.com/ https://www.larscarlberg.com/ I drink a lot of Mosel, Saar, and Nahe wines. There are so many. I recommend buying a mixed case and find what you like. Great stores who ship to many states: https://crushwineco.com...
by Charlie Carnes
August 6th, 2020, 3:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine and the NBA bubble in Orlando
Replies: 59
Views: 4644

Re: NBA Player’s Unofficial Wine Club

Reddick should have just called Carnes and Alfert to bring him some stuff. Between the two, they could have sourced great rhones and burgs. But then again, they'd have to know who Redick is. Enter Fu and me. Clearly Redick needs to get on Wineberserkers so he can get his fix same-day. Kane, you put...
by Charlie Carnes
August 5th, 2020, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

Marcus, beautiful note on the Bertheau. Yea 79 beans sucks, but I have been smitten by many a young village Burgundy in the last few years. is it your impression that Burgundy has found another gear over the last decade? Maybe it's that I can now afford better producers but I don't remember village...
by Charlie Carnes
August 5th, 2020, 11:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M
Replies: 12
Views: 723

Re: Four recent -- 00 Sociando-Mallet, 14 Fevre Lys, 16 Gilles Cornas, 16 Bertheau C-M

Marcus, beautiful note on the Bertheau. Yea 79 beans sucks, but I have been smitten by many a young village Burgundy in the last few years.
by Charlie Carnes
July 30th, 2020, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 114
Views: 5772

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the ...
by Charlie Carnes
July 30th, 2020, 6:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("Lifted by metallic minerality")
Replies: 1319
Views: 61757

Re: It's critic bingo! (striding confidently when not prancing)

Neal, who wrote that one. I looked a couple of pages back and couldn't find it.
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:46 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 114
Views: 5772

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

To me this just comes across as that's as dry as they will make the wine. There is no 0 on that chart on the back of the bottle. The labeling laws for so many areas always leave a little room for imprecision. Adam, are you wanting a wine with 0rs, or just a label that says as close as possible the rs?
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:28 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 114
Views: 5772

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

I wouldn’t bother with W-K. Because you don't think the trocken is dry enough? Yep. They are usually around 2-4g/l as far as I recall. Wonderful balanced wines. As I’ve said before the wines Adam seeks don’t exist. Got it, Stein wouldn't work either. Perceptually dry and half dry kabinetten and spa...
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht

Jim Stewart wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 4:05 am

P.S. I am a relative newbie to Riesling Kabinett, but its music suits me.
Well said! Kabinett makes beautiful music!
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 7:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht
Replies: 19
Views: 1521

Re: KABINETT 2014 - The Unbearable Lightness of Riesling - and with a comment by David Schildknecht

I defer to David and Howard, BUT I love young Zilliken Rausch Kabi. 8 year old Willi Schaefer turned me on aging Kabinett and I am in the process of so doing. Looking forward to my first aged Zilliken! Don't skip on Zilliken Rausch Spatlese or Auslese with age. Nectar of the gods. I agree! Zilliken...
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 6:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 114
Views: 5772

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Adam, have you tried the trocken wines of Dr. Uli Stein?
by Charlie Carnes
July 29th, 2020, 6:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.
Replies: 114
Views: 5772

Re: Bone-dry meaning is completely lost. Major rant. Riesling. Again.

Russell Faulkner wrote:
July 29th, 2020, 6:31 am
I wouldn’t bother with W-K.
Because you don't think the trocken is dry enough?
by Charlie Carnes
July 28th, 2020, 1:00 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!
Replies: 42
Views: 3269

Re: “Wine Influencer” Charlie Fu featured on a podcast!!

But which way does he influence everyone? Damn it.. he influences my wallet b/c if there is a wine i like and he talks up, i end up paying more in future vintages!! [soap.gif] Not a problem for me - future vintages of Verset are staying the same price. My first and only bottle of Verset was with th...
by Charlie Carnes
July 24th, 2020, 1:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1989 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: TN: 1989 Château d'Yquem (France, Bordeaux, Sauternais, Sauternes)

Tomás Costa wrote:
July 23rd, 2020, 8:29 am
...the angels must be drinking this stuff in Paradise.
Tomás, I love how you put that! The wine was truly compelling!

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