Bodegas Castano Solanera 2015

Bodegas Castano Solanera 2015
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SKU 46130

750ml

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Deep dark bright red, intense aroma of ripe black fruits and juicy, with elegant mineral notes. In the mouth, meaty, fruity with good weight on the middle palate. Its tannins are sweet and pleasant. Silky and elegant texture. Food Pairing: Pair with red meat, roast lamb, braised vegetables, strong cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country Spain
Region Yecla
Brand Bodegas Castano
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThe 2015 Solanera used to wear the ultimate Spanglish label, which said "Viñas Viejas of Monastrell" even if it was always a blend (in this vintage, the blend includes 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera). The revamped 2015 has a completely different label that only keeps the "viñas viejas" moniker. In this wine, from the joint venture with U.S. importer Eric Solomon that started in 1999, they used part of full clusters and sourced the grapes from Casa Marta, a nine-hectare, head-pruned, dry-farmed plot on very stony soils in the north of Yecla at the foot of the Mount Arabí. It fermented in concrete vats and open-top barrels and matured in barrique, each variety separately, for some ten months, after which it was blended and bottled. This is the vintage of the big change in this wine, where, as with the majority of its siblings, there is better balance and more integrated oak, more freshness and better balance. The nose is quite captivating, especially after some time in the glass, when it starts developing some floral aromas, perfect ripeness, no warmth or alcohol and a powerful, yet terribly balanced palate with concentration and elegance, fine-grained tannins and clean, focused flavors. This is my favorite Solanera to date.

Luis Gutierrez, December 29, 2017
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Wine EnthusiastThis wine's berry and black plum aromas are generous and full, with a touch of lemony oak. A blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha Tintorera, it's full bodied, with rubbery tannins. Earthy berry and plum flavors are warm and oaky; the finish is stout, with baked plum and berry flavors.

Michael Schachner, June 1, 2018

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