Castaño Solanera Monastrell 2013
BEST WINE OF THE YEAR 2015 - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 'Value for Money Category'.
Solanera is a blend of Monastrell (Mourvedre, Mataro), Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha Tintorera. Made from old vines, this beautiful, dark, shiny red displays notes of lead pencil shavings, acacia flowers, black raspberries, blueberries and blackcurrants. Full-bodied and intense on the palate with silky sweet tannins. Stunningly pure and textured.
Robert Parker/Wine Advocate – 92 Pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - '...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. 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.'
In a mixed or straight case: $29.44