Charles & Charles

Charles & Charles

Columbia Valley Syrah Blend Rosé 2019

One of my favorites. So flavorful and well balanced. Red fruit with some citrus and melon notes. — 10 days ago

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Ultramarine Wines

Charles Heintz Vineyard Blanc de Noirs Pinot Noir 2012

Shay A
9.3

This is the 2012 Late Disgorged Blanc de Noir.

Having been a long time fan of Michael Cruse and his Ultramarine wines, I was excited to try my first late disgorged offering. Michael recommended at least 6 months post disgorgement before opening…this was disgorged Nov 2020, so I was able to give this 8 months.

Compared to the regular Blanc de noir, I didn’t get that cream soda type note on the nose upon opening, but a lot of this was similar to its regular sibling. Definitely a core of oxidized Apple, with notes of Apple strudel, Bosc pear, and a Carmex note I get with a lot of zero dosage grower champagnes. On the palate it was more full bodied and rich, with a very vinous profile. Closer to high quality white wine than it was sparkler. Bubbles weren’t aggressive. Fruit was mainly Granny Smith Apple with lime stone, and sea salted grilled lemon. Not yeasty. Tasty, as expected!
— 13 days ago

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Bryan Kesting

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@Shay A: nice, was curious about this one. Great note!
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Good review
Anna Sangiacomo

Anna Sangiacomo

Great notes.

Charles Joguet

Clos de la Dioterie Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

Great Cabernet franc. Would absolutely get again. — 16 days ago

Charles Ellner

Seduction Brut Champagne Blend 2006

Prior notes still apply, delicious bottle.

Nose has toasted brioche, grilled lemon, warm lemon creme, lemon zest, oxidized pear slice and fresh, rising bread dough. Palate has lemon pound cake, cold toast, limestone chips, dried lemon slice and (light) candied orange.
Great mid-palate, a restrained richness is all elegance, acid balance is perfect and not pulling you one way or another. At 15 years past vintage, a great example of finesse in Champagne.

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On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our Conductors Andris Nelsons and John Williams will be leading a very engaging program of Jessie MONTGOMERY (Starburst), John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, world premiere featuring Anne-Sophie Mutter!), COPLAND (Quiet City) and STRAVINSKY (Suite from The Firebird, 1919 version). We're getting the luxury of enjoying Mr. Williams two nights in a row...what a great weekend of Contemporary music!
— 6 days ago

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Charles Gonnet

Vin de Savoie Rosé

Perfect rosé! Dry, nice melon and pale raspberry flavors with an acidity that zips it up. Good value!
— 12 days ago

Charles Boch

Alsace Riesling 2017

Really nice Alsacian. Had at the wine bar on rue Beaubourg — a month ago

Charles Smith

Kungfu Girl Washington State Riesling 2019

This is a nice and easy drinking Riesling from Columbia Valley.

Showing citrus, limes, lemons, spices, light diesel and minerals.

Medium bodied with high acidity. Well balanced, crisp and refreshing.

Dry to off dry on the palate with a tangy finish and better when properly chilled.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with spicy food.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.
— 6 days ago

Vanessa, Martin and 17 others liked this

Charles Heidsieck

Millésimé Brut Rosé Champagne Blend 2006

AHF
9.3

Probably at peak. Refreshing, with mature winey palate. Great with food. Tasted July 2021. — 6 days ago

Charles Smith

Vino Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Love this. Value of the year. — 4 days ago

Charles Joguet

Les Petites Roches Chinon Cabernet Franc 2015

A little high octane for my liking but perfect structure to soak up some duck fat and plenty of pretty dark fruit — 22 days ago

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