Familia Castaño

Mediterranean Monastrell

8.731 ratings
8.91 pro ratings
Yecla, Murcia, Spain
Monastrell
Top Notes For
Bacchus

Decent everyday wine.


2016 Castano Monastrell
$7.99 $5.99 w/Binny's Card

"I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in stainless steel and was kept in concrete vats for four to six months. They used some 25% to 30% full clusters in the vinification, and I've never smelled anything like this from Castaño. This is floral and fresh, elegant and balanced, with moderate extraction, ripe tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel with clean, focused flavors. This is almost too serious for the price. Wow!"

90 points, Luis Gutiérrez
The Wine Advocate, December 2017

Decent everyday wine.


2016 Castano Monastrell
$7.99 $5.99 w/Binny's Card

"I hadn't encountered their entry-level, young and unoaked Monastrell for a while, but I tasted the 2016 Monastrell, which fermented in stainless steel and was kept in concrete vats for four to six months. They used some 25% to 30% full clusters in the vinification, and I've never smelled anything like this from Castaño. This is floral and fresh, elegant and balanced, with moderate extraction, ripe tannins and a very pleasant mouthfeel with clean, focused flavors. This is almost too serious for the price. Wow!"

90 points, Luis Gutiérrez
The Wine Advocate, December 2017

1 person found it helpfulMar 20th, 2019
Chasidy Kearns

This is a go to nightly red. Nice ripe berries with smooth finish. Great price too!!

This is a go to nightly red. Nice ripe berries with smooth finish. Great price too!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2018
Michael Barrett

Easy drinking inexpensive red

Easy drinking inexpensive red

May 4th, 2020
Lori Shepherd

Once open good. Pairs with pizza logs and chocolate.

Once open good. Pairs with pizza logs and chocolate.

Dec 18th, 2019
Tom Pilla

Leather, sawdust, heavy enough to pair with a flavorful meal.

Leather, sawdust, heavy enough to pair with a flavorful meal.

Feb 7th, 2019
Nick Gallinelli

Alcoholic maraschino nose. Light nutty cinnamon. Nothing to write home about

Alcoholic maraschino nose. Light nutty cinnamon. Nothing to write home about

Jan 5th, 2019
Garret G

Yum!

Yum!

Dec 25th, 2018
Matthew Doty

Good for a week night, but nothing special

Good for a week night, but nothing special

Dec 22nd, 2018
Phyllis DeJaynes

Really enjoyed it! Great price! Went great with this soup! 👍🏻

Really enjoyed it! Great price! Went great with this soup! 👍🏻

Nov 26th, 2018
K Hosty

Mourvèdre en francais. How was I to know. Nice wine!

Mourvèdre en francais. How was I to know. Nice wine!

Apr 10th, 2018