Bodegas Castano Solanera 2003

Red Blends from Spain

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Item No. 86642
  • red wine
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

Number 34 on the Wine.com 100 of 2007!

"... a beautiful blend of 75% Mourvedre and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache... possesses purity, suppleness, and balance. It is another example of why Spain is beating virtually every other viticultural area in the world when it comes to high quality wines that sell for a song."
-Wine Advocate

Located in Southeastern Spain, the "lost" region of Yecla lies to the east of Jumilla and to the west of Alicante. Fortunately, this region was spared much of the wrath of the phyloxera plague, and many ungrafted and extremely old vines remain. The region's progressive leader Bodegas Castano has long been an advocate of the Monastrell varietal-also known as Mourvedre. The varietal is best regarded for its influence on the wines of Chateauneuf-du-Pape where the terroir and climate is not dissimilar to that of Yecla with both benefiting from a very warm, Mediterranean climate with warm days and nights.

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(9/28/2010)
We have had this wine, several vintages, many times and it is always very good. We first had this at a restaurant for our anniversary with steaks and it was very good. I have also had it with hamburgers and grilled steaks at home.
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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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Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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