Train Trak

Cullen Wines

Mangan Vineyard Red Blend 2002

Cullen Mangan at 18 years - superbly delicious and reintegrated compared to where it was at 10 years old. The Malbec and Petit Verdot still seem to oxidize at different rates upon opening, but each stop on the train is interesting and delicious. At about an hour out it is scrumptious. Well crafted and worth laying down for a good long while — a month ago

Bread & Butter Wines

California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Young Cali Cab Sav. Nose at open, Maraschino cherries with layer or cigar box cedar sting. First taste BIG red berry front, followed by sage next car on the flavour train, white pepper, oak barrel char followed up by a caboose of eucalyptus burn.
The wine needs 40 minutes of breathing @ temp of 18C. After this it lengthens and balances better. The front remains very juicy with Raspberry cough drop sweetness, flowing into green pepper corns, Cohiba cigar smoke and medium length finish. Cheers🍷
— 5 months ago

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Château Sociando-Mallet

Haut-Médoc Red Bordeaux Blend 1986

Enjoyed on a train ride home from NYC. Opens up immediately to a bouquet of smoky cigars and old leather. Palate still holds texture and tannins still have some grip. Totally pleasurable to drink now 😄 — 8 months ago

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Cecchetti Wine Company

Line 39 California Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Fruit forward with flavors of cherry, black currant, and ripe plum. A bit of black tea on the long finish. Pairs perfectly with an afternoon on the train to California! — 2 months ago

Marchesi de' Frescobaldi

Campone Brunello di Montalcino Sangiovese 2014

Enjoyable, solid value Brunello Di Montalcino at €22 across Milan train station. Notes of cherry plum and blackberry fruits combine with a complex mixture of smokey vanilla undergrowth which imparts earthy leather undertones. Medium body. Decent 2hr min, as there are strong tannins (Also probably drinking this a few years young) for a 2014 in 2020. — 3 months ago

Domaine de Chantepierre

Lirac Red Rhone Blend 2017

Continuing on the Rhone train today! This is a delightful Lirac - full-bodied, ripe and rich with soft tannins. 45/40/15 GSM blend, so a high percentage of Syrah which really gives the wine it’s character. Made by the Cave de Vigneron de Tavel (the co-op). Many wines made by co-ops are extremely good these days. Just look at Produttori in Barbaresco! This is approachable now and delightful to drink. Well-done! 2017 vintage on Mar 22, 2017 — 7 months ago

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Bodegas Izadi

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

First taste (just after opening the bottle) hit like a freight train.
When allowed to open up and breathe for a few minutes, great taste of leather, tobacco and oak. Went great with an entrecote and provence-flavoured potatoes!
— 3 months ago

Saunter Wines

Swagger Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Kirk F

This one comes on like a freight train. Gobs of fruit attack the palate complimented by juicy sweet tannins. Really enjoyed this and a solid value for a TRB Cab. 👍🏻 — 4 months ago

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Domaine Divio

Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

This wine talks. It has personality. It’s alluring, dimensions, evolves as it opens. Moves from bold dark fruit to smooth pleasure train. The journey of this wine is near perfect. Compare against Kosta Browne. 2016 vintage, gold. — 6 months ago

Populis Wine

Wabi-Sabi Syrah Blend 2016

Ok so the barnyard funk was a turn off. I mean, it was the funk train. But after a while, like, a day, the funk blew off and it left a delightful tart cherry gem. Dried cherries, blueberries, red currant. Really charming actually. But def better the second day. — 8 months ago

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