Bodegas Castano 'Solanera' Red Blend 2013
Item Number: 19049
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 19049
Robert Parker 92
" Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a “Vinas Viejas” that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Grenache, aged 10 months in French and American oak. Another difference from the Hecula is that it was aged equal parts in tank and the other half in French oak. The Solanera, which comes from relatively high-altitude limestone soils at 900 meters, has a dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness. The oak is well concealed by the lavish fruit–the wine just amazing. Drink it over the next 2-3 years, as these powerhouses are best consumed in their exuberant and extroverted youth. "
" Dark cherry-red color. Ripe fruit, pleasant wooden notes. Complex nose, spiced and elegant. On the palate is rich, balanced, with elegant sweet round tannins. Enjoy with strong-flavored dishes such as Cochinillo al horno or Roast suckling pig and cheeses, such as Manchego. " ~ Winery notes
Top value - Rich, classic blend with a perfect alcohol level. Tremendous bargain.
Posted by Angelo on 5/1/18 [Verified]
Nice full body, long finish and great flavors
Posted by John on 4/23/18 [Verified]
Big time bargain
Posted by Thomas on 5/10/17 [Verified]
Full-bodied, great deal
Posted by Rebecca on 9/16/15 [Verified]
good wine for the price
Posted by Nancy on 4/30/18 [Verified]
A bit rough, better after breathing for about an hour.
Posted by Mike on 4/23/18 [Verified]
Stay away unless you like very tannic wines. - Very tannic. Almost undrinkable at this point. Big comedown from the 2012 vintage of this wine.
Posted by James on 3/23/16 [Verified]
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