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by Charlie Carnes
May 3rd, 2019, 6:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?
Replies: 23
Views: 1573

Re: Joseph Phelps...thoughts?

Paul Flynn wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 1:28 pm
They're not what they used to be, in my opinion.
My thoughts for sure. They're more modern wines, especially the top bottles, and they seem to be made to get big scores, In my opinion!
by Charlie Carnes
May 1st, 2019, 1:25 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux
Replies: 16
Views: 2105

Re: Kudos to Galloni- Unique approach to dealing with Bordeaux

I am assuming that these opinions really make a difference to the market?
by Charlie Carnes
April 30th, 2019, 2:23 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 794
Views: 37225

Re: It's critic bingo! ("pixelated fruit")

GregT wrote:
April 30th, 2019, 12:59 pm
"The 2017 Ausone is a total stunner. That's all there is to it. 95-98 points" Antonio Galloni
...at a loss for words? This might honestly be his best note to date! He didn't wade too deep into the miry lexicon.
by Charlie Carnes
April 30th, 2019, 4:59 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: TNs: Vilmart, Cristal, Marguet, Selyem, Liquid Farm and Rhys
Replies: 29
Views: 1679

Re: TNs: Vilmart, Cristal, Marguet, Selyem, Liquid Farm and Rhys

Thanks for the excellent notes Frank. I could not agree more about the packaging for some of these wines. I haven't had the 08 Cristal and likely won't; I can barely justify the price of the 09, and could not bring myself to spend more on the 08. I am glad I have a few bottles of the 09 though, eve...
by Charlie Carnes
April 29th, 2019, 7:01 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

Vincent Fritzshe makes beautiful PNs from Willamette: https://vincentwinecompany.com Todd Hamina makes outstanding wines from Willamette as well:http://biggiohamina.com Call Todd, he usually has a few older bottles he'll let you have as well! Goodfellow Family Vineyards, also has gorgeous red fruite...
by Charlie Carnes
April 29th, 2019, 5:41 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.
Replies: 19
Views: 893

Re: 3 Sunday Dinner Bdx.

Heck of a dinner! Looks like a great time. '89 and '90 La Mission... I would love to drink those side by side!
by Charlie Carnes
April 29th, 2019, 5:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bordeaux for burgundy fans
Replies: 19
Views: 1057

Re: Bordeaux for burgundy fans

A friend and I were discussing today that it would be fun to find wines that have some of the qualities of a burgundy but yet have power of some of the other wines we like. He likes Barolo and I like both Barolo and Cab Sauv. So keen to hear what are some of the more elegant Bordeaux. Wines that ha...
by Charlie Carnes
April 29th, 2019, 5:11 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking
Replies: 20
Views: 2489

Re: Gavin Chanin and subconsciously rationalizing the American pinot you're drinking

You really piqued my interest with this write up! I've had so many New World pinots where my brain apologizes to itself upon the entry of the wine onto the palate. "OK its oaky right now but..." "OK its soft now but..." "OK with time it will..." "OK it's not Burgundy so to expect terroir, or earth, ...
by Charlie Carnes
April 28th, 2019, 9:47 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 794
Views: 37225

Re: It's critic bingo! ("pixelated fruit")

RichardFlack wrote:
April 26th, 2019, 7:14 am
So what are the pixies supposed to have done to the fruit?
They are probably asking,"Where is my mind?", as they are trying to come up with new and fantastic ways to describe wine...
by Charlie Carnes
April 28th, 2019, 7:31 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How would you rank the five first growths
Replies: 54
Views: 2446

Re: How would you rank the five first growths

1: Haut Brion
The others are generally tied, although any of them can be the best of the five in a given year.

Caveat, the last first I bought and drank was 2003 Mouton and it was just a touch above meh.
by Charlie Carnes
April 10th, 2019, 9:22 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2342

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Well, he did pick the Rombauer of Cabs. I find Caymus totally undrinkable, but someone served me Rombauer Chardonnay a couple months ago and I was surprised. It’s oaky and ripe, but not hideous. Yak palate. I was just there for the Tuesday practice round and stayed for dinner and overnight. Drank m...
by Charlie Carnes
April 9th, 2019, 3:55 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?
Replies: 93
Views: 4196

Re: Which red burg vintage (1999-2010) showing well now?

mike c wrote:
March 31st, 2019, 7:37 pm
01/06/07 for good premier / grand cru
+1 right on!
by Charlie Carnes
April 9th, 2019, 3:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Bottle Heft- Do you care?
Replies: 65
Views: 2334

Re: Bottle Heft- Do you care?

I hate big/hefty/unwieldy bottles so much. I say let the wine speak for itself... and please don't make me shoehorn bottles into my cellar with a hydraulic press.
by Charlie Carnes
April 9th, 2019, 3:39 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days
Replies: 1571
Views: 85995

Re: Envoyer is crushing it with Champagne these days

Chris Blum wrote:
April 9th, 2019, 2:11 pm
I’ve enjoyed Camille Saves rose, but has anybody had this? I’m in for a couple.
They are the absolute bomb from Bouzey... Fantastic rosé!!! I think they are a little better than the Egly-Ouriet rosé.
by Charlie Carnes
April 9th, 2019, 3:19 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks
Replies: 38
Views: 2342

Re: Masters Champions Dinner - Patrick Reed's Picks

Mmmmmm, wedge salad, big ass ribeye, mac n' cheese, corn brulee, sea salt broccoli....other than the lousy red wine, I thought it sounded good! It's a steakhouse dinner! I fully agree, and by the way, it's a perfect dinner for the Masters. I'm eating yesterdays' pimento cheese sandwich as I type. I...
by Charlie Carnes
April 5th, 2019, 9:07 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 794
Views: 37225

Re: It's critic bingo! (Furballs?)

Seamless graphite ... so what is seamed graphite??? So I never tasted my old Prince Pro tennis Rackets , but maybe I should have. They were graphite (guessing seamed as well)! I intend to start using carbon fiber references, reminiscent of my very fine Italian race bike. the wine was redolent of Co...
by Charlie Carnes
April 4th, 2019, 9:50 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 794
Views: 37225

Re: It's critic bingo! (Furballs?)

RichardFlack wrote:
March 28th, 2019, 5:29 pm
Seamless graphite ... so what is seamed graphite???
So I never tasted my old Prince Pro tennis Rackets , but maybe I should have. They were graphite (guessing seamed as well)!
by Charlie Carnes
March 31st, 2019, 6:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?
Replies: 58
Views: 3485

Re: Is Salon worth the entry cost ?

Is Salon worth it? Yes. Does it blow away Krug? No. Salon and Krug are very different styles and are in my books two great producers. Neither blows the other away. I've had 96 Salon and 96 Krug side by side many times and it's pretty much dead even. If I had to pick only one producer of Champagne, ...
by Charlie Carnes
March 26th, 2019, 12:52 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Jacques Selosse Initial
Replies: 12
Views: 1174

Re: Jacques Selosse Initial

Kris Patten wrote:
March 25th, 2019, 6:34 pm
Wine sounds great.

Mark,

Surprised anyone here uses flutes, unless you had company or some ritualistic event.
I use everything from antique bowl shaped champagne glasses to plastic solo cups. Love me some flutes too!
by Charlie Carnes
March 24th, 2019, 11:37 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: When your mother turns 75...
Replies: 34
Views: 1975

Re: When your mother turns 75...

Mothers are important. I'm lucky to have mine still alive. My mother is extraordinary, as I'm sure you feel about yours. The kindest and most generous creature on Planet Earth. Blessed my mom is doing so well too. Today is my 50th and she whipped my arse in golf. She's 75 and made the turn at 39 th...
by Charlie Carnes
March 24th, 2019, 11:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?
Replies: 51
Views: 2862

Re: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?

I also backfill vintages of the Schaefer #5 (and Magdelaine and Poyferre at a good price)! If Poyferre did not spoof, I would have bought that more regularly as there was a time I would backfill bottles of 82, 83, 85, 89, 90, 95. Nice call on the Cailles. I buy almost every year! Boy you are right ...
by Charlie Carnes
March 24th, 2019, 5:12 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?
Replies: 51
Views: 2862

Re: Buy Every Vintage of X? Why or why not?

Tom Reddick wrote:
March 23rd, 2019, 9:20 pm
For my part, I backfill every single vintageSchaefer Spatlese Auction and #5.
Nice, this is a must buy every year for sure. Mugneret-Gibourg is a total must buy from every year.
by Charlie Carnes
March 23rd, 2019, 8:16 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lafite 1905
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Lafite 1905

Pretty cool. It would be cool to see my name on the place holder... Charlie. Let’s make it happen. Bern’s. Me, you, and our lovely wives. And we can break out the very aristocratic white slacks with the black double-breasted blazers. And don't forget to wear your wine-colored, velvet Christian Loub...
by Charlie Carnes
March 22nd, 2019, 7:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3349

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 4:38 pm
Methinks she is using “security” in place of “privacy.” Folks have commented on why they would not want their cellars visible, and it has nothing to do with actual CT security. It’s why most keep their cellars private.

For sure this is how I took Merrill's meaning.
by Charlie Carnes
March 22nd, 2019, 6:16 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47301

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Alan Eden wrote:
March 22nd, 2019, 6:02 pm
Not esoteric at all but enjoying Piper Heidsieck with a nice Padron. Ive said before that Champagne and cigars are a match made in heaven.

We sometimes forget how good the regular cuvees can be
That's a great Champagne in a pinch and it's available almost anywhere!
by Charlie Carnes
March 22nd, 2019, 7:29 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry
Replies: 66
Views: 3349

Re: CT - Access Denied, you make me cry

Tom Reddick wrote:
March 20th, 2019, 9:32 pm
I keep mine private because I do not want local friends seeing how much of a share I get of certain cherries. It prevents all kinds of trouble.
I never thought of this. But, I am on kind of an island down here in central Florida.
by Charlie Carnes
March 22nd, 2019, 7:25 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Lafite 1905
Replies: 8
Views: 993

Re: Lafite 1905

Pretty cool. It would be cool to see my name on the place holder...
by Charlie Carnes
March 21st, 2019, 6:08 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47301

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Rosé...all day... 1996 Dom Perignon Rosé: These are truly amazing! (I drank the 2005 the following day. I was amazed at how similar the two wines were.) This 1996 certainly has more age. There is a beautiful layering that comes across as rose petals and strawberries floating on a layer of smooth cre...
by Charlie Carnes
March 21st, 2019, 5:59 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 1969 vs. 1970
Replies: 27
Views: 1177

Re: 1969 vs. 1970

Many good points here. !967 has some nice surprises in Pomerol!
by Charlie Carnes
March 19th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion
Replies: 53
Views: 2307

Re: Choosing an expensive wine for a special occasion

If you have never had a chance to taste, and for you it is a major purchase, how would you decide what to buy? Ratings, a particular critic, a wine store, someone on the berserker board or classification etc? This board has the most knowledge... Also, so many of the notes are of wines that are drun...
by Charlie Carnes
March 11th, 2019, 8:21 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)
Replies: 50
Views: 1852

Re: Wine store in NC (Raleigh, Durham, Apex)

Thanks Tom! I will PM you for further details. I have lived in the Triangle area since 2003. I have a lot of friends who love to drink my wine [cry.gif] , but I don't have any friends who are serious about wine. Hoping to connect with others who are as passionate as I am about wine and particularly...
by Charlie Carnes
March 1st, 2019, 6:05 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Elitistreview.com reaches an impressive milestone
Replies: 20
Views: 997

Re: Elitistreview.com reaches an impressive milestone

Markus S wrote:
March 1st, 2019, 5:06 am
Your organ?? [wow.gif]
You beat me to it!
by Charlie Carnes
February 28th, 2019, 6:02 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47301

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

NV Etienne Calsac Champagne Rosé de Craie:
I thought this was absolutely delicious! Crisp, pink to red fruit, copper pink color, strawberry, rose petal, clay dust, full and delicious, crunchy. I could be redundant with superlatives here. Gosh I like this a ton.
by Charlie Carnes
February 28th, 2019, 5:49 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: It's critic bingo! ("vertical in feel")
Replies: 794
Views: 37225

Re: It's critic bingo! "A magical infinity!"

John Morris wrote:
January 23rd, 2019, 9:34 am
On the finish, there are persistent nuances of shelf-talker pandering.
I am sorry I missed this before. This is a perfect statement, and sums up... well everything. I might not be weak at the knees after reading this, but I am hooting with glee!
by Charlie Carnes
February 28th, 2019, 10:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 'Badass, aged red wines' at APL Hollywood, 2/21/19
Replies: 41
Views: 2287

Re: 'Badass, aged red wines' at APL Hollywood, 2/21/19

Todd F r e n c h wrote:
February 28th, 2019, 9:39 am
Oh, and speaking of 'badass', here is the Royal Lord among his loyal subjects:

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Picture was obviously not taken with Fu's camera!
by Charlie Carnes
February 27th, 2019, 7:28 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring
Replies: 48
Views: 2726

Re: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring

Howard, the wine was as pure and perfect as it gets. My first Jouan, and I have to have many more...
by Charlie Carnes
February 27th, 2019, 12:38 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring
Replies: 48
Views: 2726

Re: Diving into the red bugundy pool Am I nuts ? Caution: long and maybe boring

So in conclusion, with my epiphany motivating me I impulsively within minutes bought my first very expensive red Burgundy without having a clue what I am doing. I did not blindly go into a wine shop put a blindfold on and pick a random bottle but not much different. I received an email from a favor...
by Charlie Carnes
February 25th, 2019, 4:47 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47301

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Warren Taranow wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 10:57 pm
alan weinberg wrote:
February 24th, 2019, 6:55 pm
Duval-Leroy 1996. Needs more time. Still a bit aggressive. Pretty citrus fruited wine, very lemony. Lots of lift due to acidity.
Alan,
I haven't seen that bottle in a while, and it might be "missing and presumed drunk,"

Cheers,

Warren
I hate when that happens!
by Charlie Carnes
February 24th, 2019, 6:26 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47301

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

A few more: N. V. Krug 163eme... Dark and metallic, obviously flawed and undrinkable. I have had multiple off bottles from this case. N. V. Marie Courtin Resonance Extra Brut...Crisp and clean, this is zippy and fresh, and steely, in a good, almost Riesling way, with white fleshed stone fruit and a ...
by Charlie Carnes
February 22nd, 2019, 12:33 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board
Replies: 51
Views: 2337

Re: 89 Haut-Brion - TN & Bucket List Question for the Board

Do YOU have a Bucket List of wines? If so what is your #1? Top 5?[/size][/b] * Not in lofe overall as the wine as the experience...this is just of ANY wine at AMY time ** This is also not a grocery list of things you would buy...just luckily happen to run into like I did with the wine above. My buc...
by Charlie Carnes
February 22nd, 2019, 12:27 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?
Replies: 62
Views: 2257

Re: How many bottles of 750ml bottles for 35 people?

Thanks, Robert and Anton. It is about what I was thinking. I believe the group is an association of executive level women in the construction business. I am going to look at it as if it were all men to be on the safe side. [cheers.gif] Damn! Charlie and I are Construction Executives! Fly us up to c...
by Charlie Carnes
February 19th, 2019, 8:14 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1473

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

I am going to be extra careful to avoid any references to rocks in my notes in March -- thanks for warning me! [thumbs-up.gif] Don't stop. Mineral/rock references are fun, while they are certainly not universal, they are very helpful when the taster is known. Like above, my cistern might be somebod...
by Charlie Carnes
February 17th, 2019, 5:13 pm
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1473

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

I love this post. I would be interested to hear wines that you think have specific mineral type qualities that you relate to your time in the field Muscadet to me often smells like cold water running over rocks. But some of that is cold-suppression of other aromatics. Awesome stuff there. I have us...
by Charlie Carnes
February 17th, 2019, 8:20 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Gobs of Elegance
Replies: 9
Views: 828

Re: Gobs of Elegance

Always one of my favorites! Drouhin's Petits Monts is a sure thing every year.

Nice note.
by Charlie Carnes
February 17th, 2019, 7:21 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Heck with it- TN- 2016 Meo Camuzet Echezeaux, 2016 Charvin CdP, 2016 Pernot Puligny Montrachet Folatieres
Replies: 15
Views: 814

Re: Heck with it- TN- 2016 Meo Camuzet Echezeaux, 2016 Charvin CdP, 2016 Pernot Puligny Montrachet Folatieres

D@vid Bu3ker wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 1:55 pm


Thanks for the Meo note. I was offered (and took) one bottle, so it’s good to get a preview.
I was very happy with young 2015 Meo. Happy to be getting some 2016 as well!!
by Charlie Carnes
February 17th, 2019, 7:19 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1473

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

ky1em!ttskus wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 2:54 pm


But... I’ve been right every time I’ve used these terms. [berserker.gif]
Hear! Hear!
by Charlie Carnes
February 17th, 2019, 7:18 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: The taste and smell of rocks
Replies: 33
Views: 1473

Re: The taste and smell of rocks

I've always been fascinated by rock descriptors in tasting notes. As a geologist I've probably licked and smelled more rocks than I should admit. But for those people who don't spend most of their time chewing on clay and hiking across lava flows, I am wondering: how many distinct rock-like descrip...
by Charlie Carnes
February 16th, 2019, 10:30 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Which Champagne are you drinking?
Replies: 747
Views: 47301

Re: Which Champagne are you drinking?

Bunch of super wines lately: Camille Saves Rosé... pretty, pert, light full red, hints of dusty clay road/mineral, voluminous in the mouth. The Bouzy Bomb! Jerome Blin Pluchotte Extra Brut Rosé... Full, red berry, ripping acidity-which I love, stony mineral. Excellent, for sure. Egly-Ouriet Brut Ros...
by Charlie Carnes
February 16th, 2019, 8:06 am
Forum: Wine Talk
Topic: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition
Replies: 57
Views: 5155

Re: Quick 6 day trip to Paris and Burgundy - 2019 edition

Robert.A.Jr. wrote:
February 16th, 2019, 3:28 am
alan weinberg wrote:
February 15th, 2019, 9:33 pm
Wow. You’ve got more stomachs than a cow! Great reports.

I've witnessed Fu eat. And drink. It's like a Hoover vacuum, only faster, and a bit more funny.

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You mean "chicken wings at midnight" Fu?

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