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by Charlie Carnes
October 15th, 2019, 6:24 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 46
Views: 2823

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
October 11th, 2019, 6:33 am
Pegau has Brett?
I wasn't sure if you were kidding or not. I hate this wine. I saw two pronunciations. I would like to add a third: Poop-Gau.

With that said, I haven't tried for while. You'll have to open one next time we hang out...
by Charlie Carnes
October 15th, 2019, 6:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing
Replies: 46
Views: 2823

Re: 2017 Pegau - Not a TN, a comment about pricing

commercial post: The retailer B-21 buys wines I import: Greg T talks about wines from the store being heat damaged. I will tell you that the owner is fanatical about appropriate transport and storage. I've been there when containers are being unloaded and even containers of inexpensive wines arrive...
by Charlie Carnes
October 4th, 2019, 6:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.
Replies: 406
Views: 19392

Re: US to impose 25% tariff on European wine, cheese, etc.

Marcu$ Stanley wrote:
October 2nd, 2019, 5:57 pm
Damn, what a bizarre incentive structure. Big subsidy to overextracted left bank Bordeaux and Burgundy. Does anyone have Trump Administration connections that can change it to a 25% tariff on wines *over* 14%? Much better public policy justification!
We need to start an AFWE lobby ASAP!
by Charlie Carnes
September 29th, 2019, 7:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg

2018 Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg Riesling - Germany, Mosel Saar Ruwer (9/29/2019) Discreet, elegant nose of ripe peach, lemon. It's powerful and taut with racy, mineral tension. Tight, young, citric, with fine acidity and amazing length and detail. Posted from CellarTracker Barry, great note!
by Charlie Carnes
September 29th, 2019, 7:11 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg
Replies: 10
Views: 386

Re: Julian Haart Wintricher Ohligsberg

Jay Miller wrote:
September 29th, 2019, 1:00 pm
I love, love, love their wines. Hate, hate, hate their bottles.
Love, love, love their wines! Love, love, love their labels! Hate, hate, hate, their bottles! (too)
by Charlie Carnes
September 27th, 2019, 3:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Waiting for Godeau
Replies: 4
Views: 489

Re: Waiting for Godeau

Excellent title!
by Charlie Carnes
September 26th, 2019, 5:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

Merrill, With all due respect, the man's in Florida. Why would or should it be California style? I go to my farmer's market in Maine every Saturday morning, no salsa verde, no avocado, not even any oranges! But Dragonfly Cove Farm's goat chorizo is incredible, even though it's more Portugal than Ca...
by Charlie Carnes
September 26th, 2019, 5:18 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

K John Joseph wrote:
September 23rd, 2019, 4:10 pm
Charlie Carnes wrote:
September 21st, 2019, 2:09 pm
It could also be called a cholesterol bomb. Haha!
Na man. The champagne dissolves all of that. Everyone knows that.
I missed this earlier. My bad cholesterol should be in negative numbers then!
by Charlie Carnes
September 21st, 2019, 2:09 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

"Champagne Sunday" is a tradition at my place on Sunday mornings. Maybe I need to start to include Saturday mornings? What is a "camp breakfast?" Cook bunch of bacon. Set it aside. Then cook Maple sausage chopped up. Push it to the side and cook hash browns in grease. Mix hash browns and sausage th...
by Charlie Carnes
September 21st, 2019, 10:26 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Re: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

Thanks buddy! It was really nice this morning, wasn’t it? Y’all need to come see it live one day!
by Charlie Carnes
September 21st, 2019, 9:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin
Replies: 17
Views: 665

Beautiful Morning With Champagne Jérôme Blin

Woke up to a most beautiful Florida morning. Cooked a camp breakfast for whole family on my Blackstone griddle cooktop. The Jérôme Blin Champagne 2008 Les Caillesses is exceeding beautiful. It is dry and flinty, with pert and lively citrus and pretty mineral. 41BF394D-763F-4C1B-A55C-1317994B39AC.jpeg
by Charlie Carnes
September 21st, 2019, 9:03 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Delta Skyclub
Replies: 41
Views: 3333

Re: Delta Skyclub

The wine prices there are pretty darn good. Julie and I self medicate with the Laurent Perrier rose... She hates flying! Nice on the Dom!!
by Charlie Carnes
September 17th, 2019, 6:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4967

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Neal.Mollen wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 2:18 pm
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 16th, 2019, 2:16 pm
If I had two bottles, is it Billecart-Salmons?
Billecarts-Salmon. Like Attorneys General
You're both wrong. Its Billecart-Salmonses. Duh! neener
by Charlie Carnes
September 17th, 2019, 6:36 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life
Replies: 72
Views: 4967

Re: A Humble Evening at Bern's, Some Observations, and the Omnipresence of Rolland in My Life

Robert, I think Brad made nice choices that fit within your parameters. He has done this for me before for a non geek crowd. Sometimes its ok to drink wines I wouldn't choose, but would be happy to drink with a crowd. As for the PC, I think you were lucky to dink the 2003 over the 2000. I did not li...
by Charlie Carnes
September 15th, 2019, 2:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?
Replies: 158
Views: 7657

Re: WTF is the problem with Chardonnay?

More than any other grape varietal, I seem to always get a kind of chemical, artificial taste with them, unless I kind of splash on Failla or Lioco etc. But all the everyday Chards I buy are all awful. Oak can muddle things up, but it's not that, it's something else that just feels processed. What ...
by Charlie Carnes
September 15th, 2019, 10:27 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! (Black Forest cake and tapenade)
Replies: 832
Views: 40085

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

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Marquis d'Alesme Becker leaps from the glass with gregarious notions of plum preserves, crème de cassis and Black Forest cake with hints of potpourri, star anise, menthol and tapenade . Full, rich, firm and grainy, with fantastic freshness lifting the densely pa...
by Charlie Carnes
September 4th, 2019, 7:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Cold calls from wineries?
Replies: 22
Views: 2097

Re: Cold calls from wineries?

I’m picturing the Glengarry Glenn Ross winery offering the “Always closing” cuvée.
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 6:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

Atta boy, Charlie. Like to see these 2013 Rhys TNs. We're gonna do the 2013 vintage across the range coming up in November. Looking forward to seeing how those wines are coming along, to include the Hillside bottlings. Take care there during the Dorian storm, man. Both you and Alfie. Thanks buddy, ...
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: An American wine lover visits us in the south. Occasion to open great wines
Replies: 5
Views: 1003

Re: An American wine lover visits us in the south. Occasion to open great wines

John Morris wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:56 pm
François Audouze wrote:
September 1st, 2019, 12:05 pm
. . . . I pick her up at the airport and according to tradition I open the welcome champagne. . . . .

Our friend has traveled all night . . . .
Well, that's a nice way to deal with jetlag!
Its the only way to deal with jet lag!

Great story Francois.
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 6:05 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

Killer notes. I want that Dutraive. +1. I have some '14 and '15 Dutraive and have not been that wowed. Maybe they need more time. Or '09 was just super sexy. Nice night of wine, Charlie! Cheers. I was very happy with them all. I really have opened a bunch off/flawed bottles lately, and I really nee...
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 6:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

Jayson Cohen wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:07 pm
Great notes Charlie. I would have expected that Vaucrains to be shut down hard and brooding. But wow.
It was surprisingly ready to go. I could have said the youngest, perceptually, of the night.
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 754

Re: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
September 3rd, 2019, 5:12 pm
Charlie coaxes love out of a bottle. It’s a Southern Charm thing.

Killer notes. I want that Dutraive.
I thought about you when I drank this one. You would have been all over this.
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 4:42 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina
Replies: 12
Views: 754

TN: 5 Great Wines: Rhys, Chevillon, Dutraive, Biggio Hamina

5 GREAT WINES: RHYS, CHEVILLON, DUTRAIVE, BIGGIO HAMINA - (9/3/2019) I drank these wines, from my cellar, with 3 couples, on a night of simple dishes cooked on my Blackstone cooktop. I was so surprised at the constant high quality, as I have had a ton of disappointments lately. The order somehow wo...
by Charlie Carnes
September 3rd, 2019, 2:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What's the wine that changed your life?
Replies: 166
Views: 8285

Re: What's the wine that changed your life?

d'Yquem, date unknown. I didn't even drink it. My best friend's dad had just finished his cellar and he was showing it to us fully stocked. He pulled this bottle and showed it to us. He held it in such awe and reverence. After telling us about it, I was so bedazzled, I went and bought Kevin Zraly's ...
by Charlie Carnes
August 16th, 2019, 4:12 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers
Replies: 44
Views: 2084

Re: Let's Talk About Crémant, Cava and Other Sparklers

Raventos de nit rose from Cava is beautiful. It can generally be found for around 22 beans.
by Charlie Carnes
August 15th, 2019, 12:15 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5745

Re: Rhys Hillsides

damn, August is going to be a tough wine budget month. Ordered mine yesterday, bought pairs of each this year so I can side-by-side them once they arrive. I want get a handle on these, a baseline for how these taste. I probably will put a 16 Shoe and 16 Alpine alongside them, blind all 4 bottles to...
by Charlie Carnes
August 15th, 2019, 12:14 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5745

Re: Rhys Hillsides

damn, August is going to be a tough wine budget month. Ordered mine yesterday, bought pairs of each this year so I can side-by-side them once they arrive. I want get a handle on these, a baseline for how these taste. I probably will put a 16 Shoe and 16 Alpine alongside them, blind all 4 bottles to...
by Charlie Carnes
August 14th, 2019, 10:09 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5270

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

That said: Five Whole Cluster producers to try: Every one on this list has been doing this since at least 2002, whether working at a winery or at their own winery. Cristom-Benchmark but bigger style these days Goodfellow-my wines, but we do a good job Kelley Fox Biggio-Hamina Brick House Five Great...
by Charlie Carnes
August 14th, 2019, 10:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5270

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

Just wanted to point out if you purchase before September 9 from Vincent’s email list you are paying $35 and under . Worth checking out a fellow Berserker. [berserker.gif] Paul or others, tell me more about Vincent’s wines. First time I’ve heard of them but I’m interested. Most answered your questi...
by Charlie Carnes
August 14th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5270

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

You should consider sampling on BerserkerDay as many of my favorites are usually on offer (marked with an asterisk). I like: Goodfellow* (very high toned fruits) Biggio Hamina* (you must like whole cluster) Patricia Green* (loads of SVD offerings) Eyrie (their top wines are more than you want to sp...
by Charlie Carnes
August 14th, 2019, 4:43 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What 5 Oregon Producers Do You Think Are Firing On All Cylinders Over the Past Few Vintages for Under $65?
Replies: 110
Views: 5270

Re: 5 Best Oregon Pinot Noir Producers under $65

P@u1_M3nk3s wrote:
August 13th, 2019, 4:56 pm
Just wanted to point out if you purchase before September 9 from Vincent’s email list you are paying $35 and under. Worth checking out a fellow Berserker. [berserker.gif]
...and they are wonderful!
by Charlie Carnes
August 12th, 2019, 12:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Marguet Le Parc Grand Cru brut nature
Replies: 51
Views: 2167

Re: 2014 Marguet Le Parc Grand Cru brut nature

Here's the plot: https://weinlagen-info.de/#lage_id=6669 Charlie, I hadn't seen Weinlagen before. That's a handy website. Thanks, Warren It's awesome for sure. I remember not being able to sleep one night a while back. At 3:am I am studying Mosel hillsides on this app. Probably looked for an hour.
by Charlie Carnes
August 12th, 2019, 10:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3334

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

I was going to try to superimpose your mug on a Chameleon body, but I don't know how. After reading my post, I realize that I am pretty blessed to have made so many friends through WB. I haven't met everyone in that paragraph, but I have met and hung with most of them! I think almost always with you...
by Charlie Carnes
August 12th, 2019, 10:36 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1918

Re: What is Torrefaction?

I think people use the term as a positive or a negative. I generally think of it as a negative. Most likely, if I am picking it up in a wine I have purchased, it'd probably nearer a true flaw. I remember the first time I encountered the term as describing a wine. I was amazed that the writer consid...
by Charlie Carnes
August 12th, 2019, 10:31 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3334

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

The truth is, Robert is all things to all people. I mean, when we hang out we drink Riesling and Burgundy in solo cups. For Marc, he has a built to scale Loire outhouse façade as the entrance to his cellar. Its stinky and screechy in there. Then, he goes to Cali on an AFWE buying spree, guised as a ...
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2019, 1:56 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1918

Re: What is Torrefaction?

RT good stuff there. Do you even need a license?
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2019, 7:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lopawines.com Thread
Replies: 67
Views: 5176

Re: Lopawines.com Thread

Signed up, awaiting offers...
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2019, 7:45 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1918

Re: What is Torrefaction?

I think people use the term as a positive or a negative. I generally think of it as a negative. Most likely, if I am picking it up in a wine I have purchased, it'd probably nearer a true flaw.
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2019, 7:34 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: What is Torrefaction?
Replies: 48
Views: 1918

Re: What is Torrefaction?

Richard T r i m p i wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:04 am
Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 6:57 am
But it is reticent, so we are fine. Not OTT. 98 points.
Man, you have gone full on dark side haven't you?

RT
Richard, he got flipped in Cali. Someone get to him quick. Maybe we can turn him into a triple agent. We'll call him double owl 7.
by Charlie Carnes
August 10th, 2019, 6:48 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan
Replies: 45
Views: 1955

Re: TN: 2016 Chateau Les Carmes Haut Brion, Pessac-Leognan

Sh@n A wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 4:48 pm
Your note does not ready wishy washy to me? Your note sounds like you got engaged for the right reasons, and are rationalizing why not to get married. Sounds like you love it.
Well said shan. I would have said skanky hot, but that’s crass!
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2019, 7:53 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Just hit the 1K milestone
Replies: 64
Views: 2954

Re: Just hit the 1K milestone

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 9th, 2019, 7:03 pm
On behalf of the Over-Indulgence Committee (OIC), I approve wholeheartedly.
Second!
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2019, 11:57 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 2014 Marguet Le Parc Grand Cru brut nature
Replies: 51
Views: 2167

Re: 2014 Marguet Le Parc Grand Cru brut nature

That looks so good! Marguet rose is sooo awesome!
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2019, 10:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better
Replies: 88
Views: 3334

Re: AFWE confessions - aka let us make Alfert feel better

Craig G wrote:
August 8th, 2019, 6:54 am
The thought of the Alferts hooking up in the Martinelli parking lot gives me the willies.
It did read that way, didn't it?
by Charlie Carnes
August 9th, 2019, 10:17 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Black Cat Cabernet 2006 and Black Cat Special Selection 2014
Replies: 16
Views: 1553

Re: Black Cat Cabernet 2006 and Black Cat Special Selection 2014

Great note Joe, I love EMH and Merrill's take on CS. Elegant and beautiful... I agree!
by Charlie Carnes
August 8th, 2019, 4:02 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Robert A. Alfert, Jr., was right
Replies: 84
Views: 6343

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

Mark Thompson wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 7:18 pm
..and Alfert paid me $20 to bump this thread. [wink.gif]
I believe that. See post #64...
by Charlie Carnes
August 7th, 2019, 11:35 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Rhys Hillsides
Replies: 69
Views: 5745

Re: Rhys Hillsides

In for sure. I think email was yesterday?
by Charlie Carnes
August 7th, 2019, 10:04 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4662

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

...and by the way Robert, who are you? I'm mean you plus Rolland, I guess opposites attract, what a wide swath you two would cut. Corey better look out!
by Charlie Carnes
August 7th, 2019, 10:00 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)
Replies: 67
Views: 4662

Re: AFWE ban me now, I have purchased Rolland (Ovid)

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 9:33 am
PCLIN wrote:
August 7th, 2019, 8:45 am
Long sleeve shirt and bermuda shorts, looked like you still in Gainesville in the 80s.
Nah. Would have had matching, colored socks!
Freaking penny loafers with no socks, shorts, and a one size too big polo shirt...

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