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by Charlie Carnes
July 26th, 2021, 6:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Seepage and Aging?
Replies: 25
Views: 829

Re: Seepage and Aging?

Was it Leroy? They sometimes leak. David is correct, I’ve had plenty of Germans leak. They are by far the most common leakers in my cellar!
by Charlie Carnes
July 25th, 2021, 6:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Domaine Robert Arnoux Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Suchots"
Replies: 41
Views: 2410

Re: Domaine Robert Arnoux Lachaux Vosne-Romanée 1er Cru "Les Suchots"

alan weinberg wrote: July 6th, 2021, 5:23 pm best of all the Suchots.
Your enthusiasm, over the years, has caused me to really pursue this wine... love Suchots, and its a fun place to educate a nascent Burgundy palate, or expand upon a long time regular palate!
by Charlie Carnes
July 25th, 2021, 6:44 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 1998 Chateau Magdelaine
Replies: 14
Views: 850

Re: TN: 1998 Chateau Magdelaine

Need more, lots more!!!!!
by Charlie Carnes
July 25th, 2021, 6:41 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cellartracker Fun with Numbers
Replies: 56
Views: 2210

Re: Cellartracker Fun with Numbers

Sarah Kirschbaum wrote: July 18th, 2021, 8:48 am I find it reassuring that the value of my current cellar is higher than what I paid for everything I've purchased, including what I've consumed. That means I've been drinking for free.
HAHA love it! I use this in my self evaluation and justification all day long!
by Charlie Carnes
July 25th, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley
Replies: 18
Views: 1429

Re: TN: A 2nd sun in the Loire Valley

Many thanks for the evocative note. Did this need a lot of air to open fully? I missed this the first time around, but it is quite an evocative note, as I was thinking of the brothers York when I first read the title, well 2/3s of them... Then, a wine that Robert is always talking about, and the fe...
by Charlie Carnes
July 20th, 2021, 5:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Help Me Understand A Wine Critic: William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)
Replies: 50
Views: 2953

Re: Help Me Understand A Wine Critic: William Kelley (The Wine Advocate)

I agree with so much here... Another plus, WK is also always coming on here and will bandy about with us regularly!
by Charlie Carnes
June 22nd, 2021, 6:13 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: 2000 Dom Perignon P2, 2009 Chateau Palmer
Replies: 18
Views: 957

Re: TNs: 2000 Dom Perignon P2, 2009 Chateau Palmer

Great notes Marc and Robert. You guys slumming as usual! I gotta go to that restaurant….
by Charlie Carnes
June 15th, 2021, 8:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: HUGE Price Increases at Bern's - 200%-500% Increases on Wine!
Replies: 73
Views: 4938

Re: HUGE Price Increases at Bern's - 200%-500% Increases on Wine!

Well their prices were so absurdly low before... I will definitely go back and do like I have always done.
by Charlie Carnes
June 4th, 2021, 11:53 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Statute of limitations on corked bottles from mailing list
Replies: 38
Views: 2030

Re: Statute of limitations on corked bottles from mailing list

If anyone gets a corked wine from me, new or old, let me know and I'll replace, refund or credit. I don't know why any winery would do it differently. And if you're thinking right now - customers will take advantage of you - what blanket contempt for the people who make your business and your work ...
by Charlie Carnes
May 21st, 2021, 7:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: TN: 2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/6/2021) This Gamay/Pinot blend was totally awesome! First, I didn't know what I was opening when I opened it. "A Rosè!" I say. And man that was it!. This wine was instantly terrific. I was compelled by the crunchy, pithy textu...
by Charlie Carnes
May 20th, 2021, 3:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I guess smoke taint is a feature, not a bug
Replies: 42
Views: 2592

Re: I guess smoke taint is a feature, not a bug

The only thing that would make that hard sell better would be a video of guys crushing grapes with cigarettes dangling from their mouths, saying this is your next wine! Question: Does smoke taint happen quickly, or is it from prolonged exposure? I ask this, because I have done controlled burns on ve...
by Charlie Carnes
May 20th, 2021, 1:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

I looked up my CT notes. Out of 1000 notes I have used feminine 9 times, and masculine 7 times, both once in the same note. None since 2013. I felt all times but 2 the terms were well used, and with many other adjectives and perceptions to go along. The 2 were in the Bueker et. al. category as not d...
by Charlie Carnes
May 20th, 2021, 6:24 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine list
Replies: 52
Views: 2383

Re: A wine list

Neal, I saw the first page and said, these are cheap! Realized they were .375s. But there are some gems to be sure!
by Charlie Carnes
May 20th, 2021, 6:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A wine list
Replies: 52
Views: 2383

Re: A wine list

Ranging from painful to confiscatory, it is true, but this is quite a list of Italian wines. We bought a gift card in the darkest days and will be using it in the not too distant future. And I'll be slumming off the list (no corkage) https://hub.binwise.com/restaurant/fiola-dc/list/wine-list.html#d...
by Charlie Carnes
May 20th, 2021, 2:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

Nope. Nobody of any age is having trouble comprehending these descriptions. Ask your children. Or maybe your grandchildren. Agreed. My daughter’s view of what is “feminine” is very different from my Dad’s. Keith, you wanna turn off your Matlock VHS tape and explain why my daughter is wrong about he...
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 6:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Tertre Rôteboeuf
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: TN: 2008 Tertre Rôteboeuf

99 better for sure. Would have been looking for oak for sure, too!
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 6:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2008 Tertre Rôteboeuf
Replies: 18
Views: 996

Re: TN: 2008 Tertre Rôteboeuf

I love when you talk football!

The wine definitely does not sound like it’s in your wheelhouse nor mine.
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 4:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

No one is criticizing these terms merely because they are metaphors. They are metaphors whose vehicles are gender stereotypes. Keith rightly claims that we know what they mean. But we know what they mean precisely because they are gender stereotypes. And, as Vincent aptly points out, they are hardl...
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 3:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

But 1990 Cailles from Chevillon is sooo Sara Conner (from the tv episodes).
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 3:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

We couldn't even agree what polished means but we're going to hit it on the head with masculine or feminine. I'm going to start just using famous people's names and let's see if it's well received. Oh my god this 89 Haut Brion is so freaking prime Cary Grant. Dang, this Grange is just so Chris Hems...
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 12:35 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

My issue with the term has nothing to do with political correctness. Rather, it is using a term meant to describe sexual characteristics and/or gender being used for a beverage. It is an unnecessary personification of wine for me. What is wrong with personifying wine when we write or speak about it...
by Charlie Carnes
May 19th, 2021, 10:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More in-person blind tastings with friends (LOVE that we're doing this again!)
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: More in-person blind tastings with friends (LOVE that we're doing this again!)

Todd F r e n c h wrote: May 19th, 2021, 10:52 am Yes, Alfert drinks the same wine each day for 10 days, then you blind it on him the 11th day, and he has no clue what it is
Facts!
by Charlie Carnes
May 18th, 2021, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?
Replies: 169
Views: 6112

Re: Can a wine be accurately described as feminine or masculine?

A big part of the issue is that it forces the perpetuation of traditional gender role stereotypes, and exclude others who may not relate to those. They’re just adjectives that are both generally used in a positive way to describe a tasters mind’s eye perceptions of a wine. It has nothing to do with...
by Charlie Carnes
May 11th, 2021, 7:07 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN - 1980 DRC Romanee Conti - finally! Romanee Conti in my life
Replies: 13
Views: 1538

Re: TN - 1980 DRC Romanee Conti - finally! Romanee Conti in my life

Love it! Love it! Sounds amazing. I have only had the 1970, and it made me feel the same way! So glad you had this experience!!!
by Charlie Carnes
May 7th, 2021, 11:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: More in-person blind tastings with friends (LOVE that we're doing this again!)
Replies: 22
Views: 1556

Re: More in-person blind tastings with friends (LOVE that we're doing this again!)

Amongst all of the special traits these Orange County guys have, one of them has to do with their super quick ability to post notes. I'm at least a day or so away from getting it together as we compete our travels, but as Todd suggested, I will definitely share some stories around the Pinot Noir bl...
by Charlie Carnes
May 6th, 2021, 4:58 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

Re: TN: 2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

I was thinking the same thing 104 is WAY overinflated!
by Charlie Carnes
May 6th, 2021, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: I hope Todd is willing to share with others here
Replies: 26
Views: 1555

Re: I hope Todd is willing to share with others here

ChrisJames wrote: May 6th, 2021, 12:56 pm Is it like the Tardis now (bigger on the inside than the outside) so everyone gets a glass? [wow.gif]
I see Todd as the 14th Doctor!
by Charlie Carnes
May 6th, 2021, 2:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)
Replies: 13
Views: 1134

TN: 2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi (USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley)

2020 Walter Scott Bois-Moi - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (5/6/2021) This Gamay/Pinot blend was totally awesome! First, I didn't know what I was opening when I opened it. "A Rosè!" I say. And man that was it!. This wine was instantly terrific. I was compelled by the crunchy, pithy textu...
by Charlie Carnes
May 4th, 2021, 5:45 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40679

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

he's simply not a critic at all. Right on right on, this is the nutshell of both threads floating around right now. Back to what I said and your reply. I agree, I don't think he did this on purpose, certainly not originally. BUT, everything that goes up must come down. His actions have the same eff...
by Charlie Carnes
May 3rd, 2021, 7:20 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: RIP: DavidBruce/SCM Legend...
Replies: 28
Views: 2325

Re: RIP: DavidBruce/SCM Legend...

Ive got an old Petite Syrah I need to break out in his honor!
by Charlie Carnes
May 3rd, 2021, 5:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40679

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

The next step of course is only a click or two away - when a door is opened like this one, when retailers and wineries have a much closer relationship with a supposedly neutral critic, how long until one of them suggests that they could "use" a good score for one or more of their products...
by Charlie Carnes
April 27th, 2021, 7:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40679

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

Brian G r a f s t r o m wrote: April 27th, 2021, 5:16 pm
Pat Martin wrote: April 27th, 2021, 5:03 pm
Critics definitely don’t work for us.
Well, in theory (and should be in practice, too), they work for their customers.
Don't they really just work for themselves?
by Charlie Carnes
April 27th, 2021, 6:32 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.
Replies: 574
Views: 40679

Re: Antonio Galloni launches preview scoring.

But it's contrary to everything he stands for. Let's be honest, retailer would only subscribe to get a financial benefit out of the insider information (buy more high scoring wines and sell them with the higher markups high scoring wines allow for). So it's cleary designed to screw the consumer, Ga...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2021, 8:49 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Domaine Guion 'Cuvee des Deux Monts'
Replies: 10
Views: 621

Re: 2014 Domaine Guion 'Cuvee des Deux Monts'

Fwiw, Soil to glass transfer is not an Alfert-ism. It is John Livingstone Learmonth's. STGT is one of his highest esteemed category of wines, which most successfully transmit the essence of site into the glass..... Credit where credit is due. I’m pretty sure he did, I heard him say it like two week...
by Charlie Carnes
April 3rd, 2021, 6:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1593

Re: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?

Thanks for all info. We’re boxing and moving on Monday. I gave a garage room with ac. Going to drop it down and keep wine at 65 or so for about a week an move them back in.
by Charlie Carnes
April 2nd, 2021, 8:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Termite Tenting and Wine Storage
Replies: 31
Views: 4677

Re: Termite Tenting and Wine Storage

I just asked the termite question before I saw this. I will move my bottles.
by Charlie Carnes
April 2nd, 2021, 8:23 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1593

Re: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?

Yep thanks. Ugh! You're supposed to say leave them, everything will be ok! But i believe you are right.
by Charlie Carnes
April 2nd, 2021, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?
Replies: 32
Views: 1593

Tenting for termites... what to do with my wine?

I almost 900 bottles of wine at my office. The bottles are on the floor waiting for their final storage destination. We have a termite problem and have to get tented. The termite people say the is no big deal. I feel like I should move them. Has anybody else dealt with this problem? What should I do?
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 7:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Tips for #rieslingstudy101
Replies: 12
Views: 726

Re: Tips for #rieslingstudy101

My brother-in-law drinks wine every now and then but has become interested in learning more about riesling. I don't have a good sense of his preferences (the one riesling he knows he gets regularly is Firestone, but he buys others as well), so we thought it'd be useful to do comparative tastings to...
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 2219
Views: 153046

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Want to try a rose - any strong opinions of what to try from the following? Paul Bara Brut Rose GC Delamotte Rose Pierre Paillard Bouzy GC Taittinger Prestige Love the Bara. It full and delicious, crisp and lovely. I don't know Paillard, but I love getting bougie and boozy with Bouzy! Delamotte and...
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 7:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: EMH Black Cat 2011, a classic wine from an underrated vintage
Replies: 15
Views: 852

Re: EMH Black Cat 2011, a classic wine from an underrated vintage

I really do love this wine from Merrill!
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 7:04 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1995 and 1996 Bordeaux at 25: worth the hype?
Replies: 77
Views: 3663

Re: 1995 and 1996 Bordeaux at 25: worth the hype?

Pat, great topic to ponder... My notes are all over the place for both vintages. Some are great, but, most, generally read spiky, acidic, austere, where's the fruit, etc. I always thought they were kind of a duck and cover vintages for the critics. Praise early, and then when they don't come around ...
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 6:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Redemption
Replies: 11
Views: 978

Re: Redemption

Nice comeback Jeremy!!
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 148
Views: 9458

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

Here is my contribution - I have some lesser-seen Ridge wines in my cellar (started collecting after reading Angel's Visits in 1992) - but according to CT there is only one other person with a bottle of this, which makes it the rarest of the Ridge wines I have in my cellar. I have some other Langtr...
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 6:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 148
Views: 9458

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

I wish I had more of these... 1973 Ridge Petite Sirah York Creek - USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (12/28/2000) Wow! Beautiful cassis and plum liquor nose. Very lively red velvet color with distinct clear edges. Nose of black jelly beans and licorice, sweet red and dark fruit...
by Charlie Carnes
March 27th, 2021, 9:33 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?
Replies: 148
Views: 9458

Re: Ridge - Unusual or Rare Bottlings?

I wish I had more of these... 1973 Ridge Petite Sirah York Creek - USA, California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District (12/28/2000) Wow! Beautiful cassis and plum liquor nose. Very lively red velvet color with distinct clear edges. Nose of black jelly beans and licorice, sweet red and dark fruits...

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