Ok French Bread, soak this in you big turkey. Here are my french TNs–yes, I did it and the photos and TNs below prove it. Damn Jim Mack and Wells Guthrie. I may not be able to stop the momentum palate shift now, damn it.
Thank you for saying this… Frankie is my dear friend, and I have read enough of his notes to know when he is gushing and when he is, well, gasping… What do his notes on these wines tell me? He drank them. But did he really like them and is he going to put even 1 French wine that he has bought in his cellar? Methinks not.
That’s ok… Frankie’s passion is those full-throttle CA wines, and god love him for it!!
Having been part of Frankie’s French Connection along with Wells Guthrie I can testify that Frank handled the tasting of these foreign wines quite admirably. With the first couple of bottles he did appear quite shaky and a bit weak in the knees. Not sure if this was because he admired these wines so much or the lack of alcohol in the wines.
By the times he got to the Chave and Trapet he was strong enough to take notes although after reading them it appears there was still some confusion and fatigue.
While I am pretty sure Frank will not abandon his first love, my guess is he will continue to delve into his French “mistresses” on the side. Just be careful of the texting Frankie.