Split Rail Winery

Split Rail Winery

The Bearded Quixote Tempranillo 2014

Dark, tobacco, good depth, almond aromas, a little anise, not deep, but long finish. Really very good. — 6 days ago

Domaine Bois de Boursan

Châteauneuf-du-Pape Red Rhone Blend 2005

Loren Grossman

Exactly what CNDP should be. Red fruit, black olive, lavender, freshly butchered meat, sage. Seamless. Absolutely delicious and super convenient out of a split. Recent bottle shop find and I’m going back today to clear em out. — a month ago

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Domaine du Coulet (Matthieu Barret)

Petit Ours Brun Côtes du Rhône Syrah

Musky earth, boysenberry, leather, pie/jam like, color is ink purple, tannins tingle with acid and it’s incredible right in that split second like the perfect blueberry pie and biting acids and dripping jams, wet and thorough, juicy, but subtle and soft and not sticky at the ending as it drifts away — a month ago

Mike liked this

Domaine Thierry Mortet

Beaux Bruns Chambolle-Musigny 1er Cru Pinot Noir 2015

Silky, elegant Pinot Noir by Thierry Mortet, Denis Mortet’s younger brother. This wine comes from a 0.22 hectare plot in Aux Beaux Bruns, one of Chambolle-Musigny’s 25 officially classified premier crus and at little over 1 hectare, also one of the smallest. Domaine Denise Mortet owns another 0.22 hectares in this climat - I suppose, the other half of parcel split between the two brothers when their father Charles Mortet retired in 1991. Delicate. Ripe black fruit, smoke and pepper aromas. Very smooth tannins, good length and satin-like finish.
— 2 months ago

Ira, Eric and 4 others liked this

Olga Raffault

Les Picasses Chinon Cabernet Franc 2004

Just ripe cherries, pomegranate, pencil shavings and slight tobacco. Slightly more generous than 2014 w same silky texture. From a split. — 13 days ago

Ceccherini, Adriana and 9 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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375, with age, perfect 👌
Jae Cho

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@Severn Goodwin yep even better when the age not reflected in retail price $17

Château Lafaurie-Peyraguey

Sauternes Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend 2001

Orange blossom and apricot aromas and flavors, just a super, super lovely older Sauternes, mature yet rich dessert wine, wonderful split of great dessert wine!! — 2 months ago

Jim Powers
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Marqués de Riscal

Herederos del Marques de Riscal Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2007

Split cork on open... My fault.
Massive funk bomb, some cabbage had me worried. After 1 hour decant, it has mellowed considerably. Still assessing...

Turned out very nice.

92 points
— 2 months ago

Mike, Josh and 1 other liked this

Domaine du Moulin (Hervé Villemade)

Cheverny Pinot Noir Gamay 2019

Guys like Herve Villemade make do in ripe years and this is good juice from tough conditions.

Big concentrated long wind - fully ripe Pinot and Gamay, about 60/40 split.

Nose of red currants, crushed strawberries, and cedar. Flavors of raspberries and bright strawberries can carry a tune.
— 12 days ago

Sharon, Brandon and 16 others liked this


POP Champagne

Nice way to start our Christmas celebration! Floral, citrus and yeasty aromas. Pear, apple and brioche flavors. Abundant bubbles. Creamy and smooth texture. Nice freshness. A touch of sweetness. Love the mini (split) bottle. Thanks so much for sharing, Kase. Luckily, I did not drop the empty bottle like I did in the movie theater last year! 😁 — 25 days ago

Joseph Phelps Vineyards

Insignia Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 1995

Insignia. WNH virtual tasting . The tasting included 95,96,00,01,02,09,13,14. Last 95 I enjoyed was in May of 2019 along side the 1982. Both I vividly remember fondly.
90% CB 7% Merlot 3% PV.
One thing all the wines had in common. The color was deep garnet - purple . 95’ showed Bit of sediment. NO signs of bricking, absolutely incredible. There was no way you could tell this wine was 25 years young.
The nose comes off as left bank/Barolo. (earthy, violets)
Palate- Light signs of red currant, red & black plums, orange rind, black olives, floral notes, good acidity, grainy tannins. Long & lingering finish.

Opened it 45 minutes prior to tasting. Enjoyed it over the next 2 1/2 hours. Must say the last glass was better than the first...wife & I split the bottle and agreed.
— 2 months ago

David, Jan and 62 others liked this
Hugh O'Riordan

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Great review
David L

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@Hugh O'Riordan So much fun. All over the country with different vintages of the same stuff.
David L

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@Mike R Great idea. Can’t wait to do it again. Love you buddy.