Harvested from 60+ year old vines and aged ten months in French oak barrels, Bodegas Castano Solanera is a custom cuvee for Eric Solomon Selections. A blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Garnacha Tintorera.
"The 2009 Solanera is a blend of 60% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Garnacha Tintorera aged in 500-liter French oak. It is a savory, elegant, already complex offering with layered black fruits, excellent volume, and a fruit-filled finish. Drink this pleasure-bent effort over the next 4-5 years.
The Wine Advocate
Not tasted. Only one star because the entire order was frozen during delivery pushing the corks out for several bottles. The order was returned and the replacement shipment is scheduled for March (warmer weather).