Familia Castaño

Solanera Viñas Viejas Monastrell Blend

8.840 ratings
8.95 pro ratings
Yecla, Murcia, Spain
Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tintorera
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ray Vanderhoff

Monastrell (65%) blended with Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Garnacha Tintorera (15%) Aromas of dark fruits and purple flowers. Flavors of black raspberry, bramble and graphite. Hint of green pepper (Probably from the Cabernet Sauvignon). Full bodied but balanced acidity (high altitude?) and silky tannins. Nice touch of oak. Pleasant surprise.

Monastrell (65%) blended with Cabernet Sauvignon (20%) and Garnacha Tintorera (15%) Aromas of dark fruits and purple flowers. Flavors of black raspberry, bramble and graphite. Hint of green pepper (Probably from the Cabernet Sauvignon). Full bodied but balanced acidity (high altitude?) and silky tannins. Nice touch of oak. Pleasant surprise.

2 people found it helpfulAug 6th, 2020
Penny Wild-perkowski

65% monastell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Tintoretto. Delicious. Fruit with some greem notes.

65% monastell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Tintoretto. Delicious. Fruit with some greem notes.

1 person found it helpfulMay 9th, 2020
Riccardo L.

Strong anise flavour and some raspberry and earthiness. Interesting. And pretty label, if nothing else.

Strong anise flavour and some raspberry and earthiness. Interesting. And pretty label, if nothing else.

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2018
Charles Gibbs

Joyous.

Joyous.

1 person found it helpfulMar 19th, 2018
Alex Hsu

Olives. Tannin. Acidic. Delicious.

Olives. Tannin. Acidic. Delicious.

Mar 13th, 2022
Heather Rostker

I thought I would like it more - it’s still good just other monastrells I like better. Recommended by arrow wine.

I thought I would like it more - it’s still good just other monastrells I like better. Recommended by arrow wine.

Jan 20th, 2022
Enrique

Potente con regaliz al final

Potente con regaliz al final

Aug 1st, 2021
G Faul
8.9

2017

2017

Mar 14th, 2021
Makoto Someya

Good balanced! Slight bitter, black fruits. Not much concentrated. Lots of vanilla flavor. 2016 @600, Kping - pane e vino, 200709

Good balanced! Slight bitter, black fruits. Not much concentrated. Lots of vanilla flavor. 2016 @600, Kping - pane e vino, 200709

Jul 9th, 2020
Jeremy Autry

Had higher hopes. Slightly misses the mark. Nice aroma. A bit too tart.

Had higher hopes. Slightly misses the mark. Nice aroma. A bit too tart.

Apr 5th, 2020