Familia Castaño

Estate Bottled Viñas Viejas Yecla Monastrell

8.718 ratings
8.61 pro ratings
Yecla, Murcia, Spain
Monastrell
Top Notes For
brando cox

Inky spicy young aromas, young light red fruits. Some smoky cedar notes hide in there if you are really super paying attention. Balanced, not overwhelming tannins is the one shining point for this Monastrell (aka Mourvedre in France.) Monastrell wines were first made in Spanish monasteries, where they acquired their name. They haven’t quite reached iconic Spanish Rioja status of the Tempranillo, but they sometimes make a good showing...unfortunately this one is just a little too young and ripe. Decant for at least 1 hr. Purchase price around $10

Inky spicy young aromas, young light red fruits. Some smoky cedar notes hide in there if you are really super paying attention. Balanced, not overwhelming tannins is the one shining point for this Monastrell (aka Mourvedre in France.) Monastrell wines were first made in Spanish monasteries, where they acquired their name. They haven’t quite reached iconic Spanish Rioja status of the Tempranillo, but they sometimes make a good showing...unfortunately this one is just a little too young and ripe. Decant for at least 1 hr. Purchase price around $10

Nov 4th, 2017
Rebekah Hobbs

Fruity and smooth with smoky and meaty finish.

Fruity and smooth with smoky and meaty finish.

May 14th, 2019
Makoto Someya

Blue black berry. Concentrated. Fruity and spicy. @300, KPing - Shou, 190305-190409

Blue black berry. Concentrated. Fruity and spicy. @300, KPing - Shou, 190305-190409

Mar 5th, 2019
Elena Tiralongo

A nice wine for a week night

A nice wine for a week night

Jun 9th, 2018
Benjamin Meszaros

Great for the price. Just the right amount of pepper. Finishes very light.

Great for the price. Just the right amount of pepper. Finishes very light.

May 5th, 2017
Rebecca Deroche

Great wine! Beautiful fruity nose. Medium body. Nice finish.

Great wine! Beautiful fruity nose. Medium body. Nice finish.

Apr 29th, 2017
Craig Becraft

Nice with bite

Nice with bite

Jul 21st, 2016
Stacy Young

Fine. Didn't think it was particularly memorable. A bit metallic in finish.

Fine. Didn't think it was particularly memorable. A bit metallic in finish.

Apr 5th, 2017
John Moore

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Jul 25th, 2018
Kirk Etheridge

Kirk had this 2 years ago

Kirk had this 2 years ago

Apr 30th, 2018