Baron Charles

Charles Smith

Royal City Washington Syrah 2013

This is the best Syrah I have had in a long time. Surprisingly, the color is on the lighter side like a northern Rhône and has a subtle nose. Cherries, blackberries, leather, charcoal, earth, and smoke combine into an incredible taste profile with no tannins whatsoever. Only needed about 15 minutes of air to reach this level of flavor. Wish I had more than one bottle remaining. — 9 days ago

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Nice pull

Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc 2012

Nose has chalkboard dust, mashed cherries, raspberry, ripe currant, oak bark, (minor) moist garden soil, milk chocolate bar and moist pipe tobacco.

Palate has crushed cherries, orange peel, ripe black currant, blackberry, graphite and medium tannins. Long finish, amazing bottle this evening.

About two years since our last bottle, doing very, very well this evening, can hold another 6-12Y (2026-32) in proper storage.
— a month ago

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Charles Gonnet

Vin de Savoie Chignin Jacquère

fuxkin tight. alpine for days, gimme those rocks baby!! fresher than your underwear on laundry day — 13 days ago

Charles Smith

M.C.K. (Motor City Kitty) Syrah 2017

We now resume our regular programming. Maybe the 2016 needed a little more time but it just had too much pepper to it. 2017 is your classic Charles smith Rhone style. Bold fruit, long spicy finish. This is the only wine I buy by the case besides last year... time to place an order — 6 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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This wine always punches way above its price.

Château Pichon-Longueville Baron

Baron de Pichon-Longueville Pauillac Red Bordeaux Blend 2005

Shay A
9.4

My contribution as part of a left bank vs right bank Bordeaux theme, with all wines tasted blind.

I gave this a double decant of about 3hrs, and I have to say, it was beautifully open and accessible. The power of the vintage comes through on both the nose and palate. Aromatically, it revealed fresh potpourri, cherry, currant pipe tobacco, bay leaf, and leather. It sports a beautiful texture on the palate with a dense mid palate, wrapped in graphite, fleshy black cherries, more notes of tobacco and bold mocha at the finish. This should drink in this delicious window for 5-7yrs before evolving, but is only getting better.
— 21 days ago

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Joshua Fisher

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I’m actually bidding on 1992 right now. Hope it be good
Jid R

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Where was the invite???? COVID ruined our April tasting 😫 amazing notes as always
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@Jid R : Lol don’t worry, this wasn’t the group that meets up at Classic, this was an event I was invited to in town with some local chefs, wine industry people and a mix of other big wine people in town. Hopefully we can get our Classic group back together before too long.

Charles Krug

Estate Bottled Voltz Vineyard Red Bordeaux Blend 2004

This is a delicious wine. Found in basement. I’ll look for more. Layers of flavor. Evolved over time. — 9 days ago

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Charles Joguet

Cuvée Terroir Chinon Cabernet Franc 2018

Strawberry gushers. Swedish fish. Raspberry compote with the seeds in. 20$! — 7 days ago

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Charles de Cazanove

Tradition Tête de Cuvée

Loads of tiny bubbles! Aromas of gala apples, brioche, ginger and lemon zest. Crisp, sweet apples and a touch of honey.

Wine Spectator 92 Points.

60% Pinot Noir, 30% Pinot Meunier, 10% Chardonnay
— 13 days ago

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Value Vigilantes

The Red Baron Shiraz Malbec 2018

For the price very nice! Great balance between full bodied, dry and fruity. Lovely! — 6 days ago