Number 33 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!
"The 2004 Solanera is a blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Tintorera raised in French oak. More complex than its siblings, this purple-colored wine offers fragrant aromas of spice box, smoke, blueberry pie and blackberry liqueur. Full-bodied, the wine is plush and full-flavored with enough structure to support several years of additional bottle age. It should drink well for 8-10 years."
While being in a very generic style showing no spanish terroir, this wine is stellar. The mouthfeel is plush, the fruit is perfectly ripe, and there's a 30-40 second finish. This has more polish than alot of $50 wines. One of the best QPR's on the planet!
Spanish wines are steadily getting better and better. They offer more interesting tastes than many countries. This wine is great tasting and an excellent value.
great wine at a decent price