Bodegas Castano Monastrell 2011

Mourvedre from Spain

Item No. 121762
  • red wine
  • screw cap wine
  • ST90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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Winemaker's Notes

The 2011 Monastrell is a bright red cherry color of medium structure with purple reflections. Intense aromas of ripe red fruit (blueberry and raspberry). In the mouth it is silky, well structured and balanced.

Critical Acclaim

"Dark ruby. Lively redcurrant and cherry on the nose, complicated by spice and floral elements. Juicy, vibrant cherry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth, with juicy acidity adding clarity and lift. Aeration brings up deeper blackberry and anise notes that carry through a spicy persistent finish. This has to be one of the best red wine values out there."
90 Points

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Value plus, as an everyday wine this is hard to beat. I went back and bought another case. Very good and a standby everyday drinking wine and at this price!!
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Style: Big & Bold
Every vintage of this wine has been a treat. It is big, bold and spicy with noticable tannins and a hint of oak. The old vines produce a wine that bursts with flavor. This wine is a great value. It's very drinkable on it's own and a great wine with food.
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Tony Morales - Indian Trail, NC (read all my reviews)

Style: Smooth & Supple
Pair with: Cheese > Hard
I agree this is a every day wine that seems to go well with Cheese and spicy dishes. I feel it is still a young wine and needs another year or two. I plan to order a few and hold. "2015" The nose on this wine is strong and you think oh no this wine is going to be overwhelming, but it is not, in fact it is smooth.
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Learn About Bodegas Castano Map ItMap It

There are only a handful of wineries remaining in Yecla since the phyloxera plague, and they are led by the forward-thinking Bodegas Castano, which has helped to reinvigorate the winemaking in the region. Created by Ramon Castano Santa and his 3 sons, Bodegas Castano is not nearly as old as the vines it owns. Starting quite small, the family has nurtured these old...

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Learn About Other Spain

The third largest country in production, Spain ranks first in land under vine. Diversity and innovation are the key factors bringing Spain back into the world wine market. The most popular red varieties of Spain include Tempranillo and Garnacha (Grenache). Whites don't garner quite as much recognition, but there are some regional varieties not to be missed, like Albarino...

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Learn About Mourvedre

Mourvedre(moor-VEHD(r)) A native of Spain, where it's called Monastrell, Mourvedre is best known for its blending role in the Southern Rhone. Strong and rustic, Mourvedre is the cowboy style blender in the Rhone mix. It's also the M of GSM (or SGM) blends in Australia, and it's used as the primary grape in wines from Jumilla and other Southeast areas of Spain. Notable Facts The...

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