Familia Castaño

Solanera Viñas Viejas Yecla Mourvedre Blend

8.8264 ratings
8.87 pro ratings
Yecla, Murcia, Spain
Mourvedre Blend
Top Notes For
John Kemper

The dark ruby '12 Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Blend Viñas Viejas 'Solanera' emitted energetic aromas of smoky minerals, incense and dark fruits and violets. Dense, mouth-filling flavors of blueberry pie and brown spice were next. Supple tannins gained increasing strength with air and ended with a juicy, spicy sweet persistent finish.

The dark ruby '12 Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Blend Viñas Viejas 'Solanera' emitted energetic aromas of smoky minerals, incense and dark fruits and violets. Dense, mouth-filling flavors of blueberry pie and brown spice were next. Supple tannins gained increasing strength with air and ended with a juicy, spicy sweet persistent finish.

8 people found it helpfulJun 18th, 2014
Jeff Holloman

Very interesting - slow to open, but lovely after about a half hour; smooth, solid red table wine

Very interesting - slow to open, but lovely after about a half hour; smooth, solid red table wine

4 people found it helpfulJul 31st, 2014
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

8.7

Another solid value ($14) from Eric Solomon. A Mourvèdre driven blend with nice fruit and spice. Could certainly drink well just following his picks...

Another solid value ($14) from Eric Solomon. A Mourvèdre driven blend with nice fruit and spice. Could certainly drink well just following his picks...

3 people found it helpfulNov 2nd, 2014
Emily Granzen

Recommended by owner of Brawley's. $15.99 and worth every cent!

Recommended by owner of Brawley's. $15.99 and worth every cent!

3 people found it helpfulJun 28th, 2014
Gabrielle Micheletti

Florida temps and that high alc Cabernet in the blend might have made this a little hot around the edges, but overall the Yecla Monastrell shines through nicely

Florida temps and that high alc Cabernet in the blend might have made this a little hot around the edges, but overall the Yecla Monastrell shines through nicely

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2015
WineMascot

Dusty with a hint smoked meat. Nice bottle for the price

Dusty with a hint smoked meat. Nice bottle for the price

1 person found it helpfulJun 11th, 2015
Rafael Landestoy

Absolutely lovely daily drinking house wine. I simply love monastrell. It always seems to drink nicer than its price point.

Absolutely lovely daily drinking house wine. I simply love monastrell. It always seems to drink nicer than its price point.

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2015
Joe Carroll

Owner/Wine Director Spuyten Duyvil, Fette Sau, St. Anselm & Gotham Artisanal Provisions

8.8

Fruit

Fruit

1 person found it helpfulDec 3rd, 2014
Rafael Landestoy

Not bad but not my favorite.

Not bad but not my favorite.

Oct 24th, 2015
Alec Jeffery

A great modern blend, deep colour, rich palate, still strong tannins, wonderful finish.

A great modern blend, deep colour, rich palate, still strong tannins, wonderful finish.

Dec 22nd, 2019