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Splash Wine Of The Month Club Review – February 2018

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Splash Wine February 2018 - Box

Splash Wines is a family company that has been in business for three generations. You can build your own monthly case of wines from the Splash Wines selection. Plus, you can select how often your box arrives and if you want to receive red or white wines. “Get your wine delivered right to your door when you need it most.”

Splash Wine February 2018 - Box Open

They offer several different curated cases or build your own which you can learn more about here

Splash Wine February 2018 - Box Holder Splash Wine February 2018 - Box First Layer

Everything comes packaged securely to ensure safekeeping while in transit. Nothing is moving or breaking in this box!

Splash Wine February 2018 - Box Second Layer

This box was sent to us at no cost for review. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes.)

This review is of the Six Bottles of Red, $59 a month + free shipping, box. 

Splash Wine February 2018 - Box Contents

About Splash Wines

The Subscription Box: Splash Wines

The Cost: Six bottles for $59, fifteen bottles for $99, or become a subscriber and save on curated cases

The Products: Curated red or white wines from the Splash Wines family collection.

Ships to: AL, AZ, CA, CT, D.C., DE, FL, GA, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY*, NC, ND, OH, OK*, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX*, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI and WY.

Good to know: Please allow 7-10 business days for delivery to NY, 4-10 business days for OK, TX, and AL. Certain zip codes in AL, OK, and TX are not serviceable.

Splash Wines February 2018 Review

Splash Wine February 2018 - Box Receipt

Splash Wine February 2018 - Box Card

I received a receipt listing the name of each wine that I received, and this larger information card about the benefits of becoming a member of Splash Wines

Time to taste the wine!

Splash Wine February 2018 - Chateau Franc Splash Wine February 2018 - Chateau Franc Back Splash Wine February 2018 - Chateau Franc Poured

2014 Chateau Franc – Cardinal Bordeaux – Retail Value $40 (Buy here for $15)

Our first wine of the month is a luxurious red at its best! This vintage is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. I taste tested this bottle with my family and everyone kept saying that they tasted coffee. This blend doesn’t contain coffee but it does hold a light smokiness and almonds. Yum! We also tasted bold fruit flavors that really bring out a lovely tartness. This is the type of wine that you want to save for a special occasion, you won’t regret it!

Splash Wine February 2018 - El Explorador Malbec Splash Wine February 2018 - El Explorador Malbec Back Splash Wine February 2018 - El Explorador Malbec Poured

El Explorador Malbec – Retail Value $15.95

Malbec is my absolute favorite wine, so I saved this one for myself! This wine was so incredibly smooth, a bottle that you can drink with fish or meat or even pizza. I got a very light oak flavor as well that really blended everything together. The biggest piece of flavor for me was fruit, bold plumes that really bring a tartness that makes Malbec so outstanding.

Splash Wine February 2018 - Gosford Reserve Shiraz Splash Wine February 2018 - Gosford Reserve Shiraz Back Splash Wine February 2018 - Gosford Reserve Shiraz Poured

Gosford Reserve Shiraz – Retail Value $13.95 (Buy here for $7.41)

This next wine is a shiraz, cabernet blend. This bottle was super unique and something I don’t think I would have picked out on my own. There were notes of spice and even pepper that really stuck with me. I also tasted a lovely strawberry flavor that was so interested mixed with the pepper-like flavors. I could see this wine being great with a dessert or a steak dinner.

Splash Wine February 2018 - Inti Cabernet Sauvignon Splash Wine February 2018 - Inti Cabernet Sauvignon Back Splash Wine February 2018 - Inti Cabernet Sauvignon Poured

Inti Cabernet Sauvignon – Retail Value $14.95

This was a very traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, a great bottle to have around for a weekend or just when friends drop by. I smelled raisins the moment I opened this bottle and got a light hint of raisins throughout. The biggest flavors that I usually find in a cab are cherry and blackberry. I tasted each in this bottle and they provided a wonderful fruit flavor with hints of tartness. Such a great bottle to have around!

Splash Wine February 2018 - Winery of Good Hope Pinotage Splash Wine February 2018 - Winery of Good Hope Pinotage Back Splash Wine February 2018 - Winery of Good Hope Pinotage Poured

Winery of Good Hope Pinotage – Retail Value $19.95

The grape for this wine comes from South Africa, that will come across similar to a Shiraz even though this bottle is a Pinot. This was another bottle that I tried with my family and we were all super intrigued by this winery! Right off the bat, I tasted a really tart cherry flavor that made this wine extra sweet. There is a note that this wine can be enjoyed chilled, which I can totally see. This would be a great summer wine. Through the sweetness, I tasted hints of spice that I really loved and really lingered in the end.

Splash Wine February 2018 - Zaca Mesa Cuvee Red Splash Wine February 2018 - Zaca Mesa Cuvee Red Back Splash Wine February 2018 - Zaca Mesa Cuvee Red Poured

Zaca Mesa Cuvee Red – Retail Value $22.00

This wine is aged in French Oak for 15 months, another wine to buy for a special occasion! This wine is very robust, and I even tasted a light tobacco flavor. This was another bottle that I tasted with my family and my Dad thought this was the best bottle. It was full and extra dry, the type of wine you want to enjoy with a steak dinner.

Verdict: This was my first experience with Splash Wines and I really loved each of the bottles this month! I selected to receive all reds, but I thought that there was still a great variety of blends, some of which I would have never picked out myself. I love drinking and purchasing wines, but this month’s box really brought a curation of blends and wineries that were all new to me. Plus, since I received six bottles, I was able to take some over to my weekly family dinner so that we could all taste test together! The one thing that would have made this box really standout from other wine boxes I have received would have been an information card or booklet that broke down each bottle of wine in more detail. While I love drinking wine, I don’t know much about grapes and the overall process, but I really love learning about wines before I start tasting.  

To Wrap Up:

Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Each box will look different based on the case you select. If you order today, your order will ship in 1 to 2 days.

Value Breakdown: At $59 a month for this box, I received 6 bottles of wine with a total value of $126.80. Here is what you are paying approximately per item:

  • Chateau Franc: $18.61
  • El Explorador: $7.42
  • Gosford: $6.49
  • Inti: $6.96
  • Good Hope: $9.28
  • Zaca Mesa: $10.24

Check out all of our Wine of the Month Club boxes in the Wine and Beer Subscription Box List!

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Written by Taryn Lowman

Taryn Lowman

Taryn’s passion for subscription boxes started when she was gifted a monthly Birchbox. She is excited to discover more Mom and baby boxes to share with her family!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.

5 Comments

  1. I like that they not only give you the option to pick how often you receive wines but to also upgrade them. I’m getting Hello Fresh wine this week because they offered $45 off, but when I’m out of those wines, I will try this one next.

  2. I love splash wines! I joined and got a great deal! A box of French wine, Yum! Good customer service and a great value. When you join you get $30 credit on your next order so your membership is essentially free!

    • Thanks for your post!

  3. I like the value of this box. I love learning about wine! Are these selected by sommeliers or clueless people like me…lol? I thought about Vino, but I like wines from different vineyards and appreciate personalization accounting for taste.

    • Everything is selected from the Splash Wine family!

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