Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas Red 2015

"Created by Ramon Castaño Santa and his 3 sons, Bodegas Castaño is not nearly as old as the vines it owns. Today, Daniel Castaño, one of Ramon's sons, runs the winery with the help of other members of the family. Solanera is a custom cuvee for Eric Solomon Selections. Dark cherry-red color. Ripe fruit, pleasant wooden notes. Complex nose, spiced and elegant. On the palate is rich, balanced, with elegant sweet round tannins." —importer

Blend: 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Garnacha
Manufacturer: Castano
Availability: In stock
SKU: 33355
$18.99
$11.89
$7.10 (37%)

"The 2015 Solanera used to wear the ultimate Spanglish label, which said "Viñas Viejas of Monastrell" even if it was always a blend (in this vintage, the blend includes 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Garnacha Tintorera). The revamped 2015 has a completely different label that only keeps the "viñas viejas" moniker. In this wine, from the joint venture with U.S. importer Eric Solomon that started in 1999, they used part of full clusters and sourced the grapes from Casa Marta, a nine-hectare, head-pruned, dry-farmed plot on very stony soils in the north of Yecla at the foot of the Mount Arabí. It fermented in concrete vats and open-top barrels and matured in barrique, each variety separately, for some ten months, after which it was blended and bottled. This is the vintage of the big change in this wine, where, as with the majority of its siblings, there is better balance and more integrated oak, more freshness and better balance. The nose is quite captivating, especially after some time in the glass, when it starts developing some floral aromas, perfect ripeness, no warmth or alcohol and a powerful, yet terribly balanced palate with concentration and elegance, fine-grained tannins and clean, focused flavors. This is my favorite Solanera to date. 60,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in July 2017." —Luis Gutiérrez, The Wine Advocate

Products specifications
Vintage 2015
Country Spain
Varietal Blend
Size 750ML
Region Yecla
Wine Advocate 92
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 29.0
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