Bodegas Castano Solanera 2005

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 92702
  • RP91
  • 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 name comes from "Finca La Solana" - very sunny in Spanish. From 40+ year old vines.

Varieties: 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Garnacha Tintorera

Critical Acclaim

"Saturated purple. Smoky raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a sexy mocha quality adding complexity. Fleshy, round dark fruit liqueur flavors caress rather than pummel the palate. Gentle tannins arrive late to add structure but this is all about silky, juicy fruit."
90 Points

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(9/28/2010)
i bought several bottles of this wine earlier in the year for a party at a very reasonable price, and we were very pleased with it. Nice and smooth, a great drink. Quite a nice surprise. Glad to see it on wine.com
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Rating:
(9/29/2010)
Tasted a little heavy at first; but after having had a time to breathe, was quite pleasant.
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MF - Chicago, IL (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
It was harsh and acidic at first, let it breathe awhile and improved but just not enough for me.
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Katy Hyde - Portland, OR (read all my reviews)

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(9/29/2010)
This wine was harsh and acidic. I didn't care for it at all. And it's the first wine ordered from Wine.com that I didn't like.
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Johnnygofast - Kansas City, MO (read all my reviews)

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