2002 Castano Solanera Vinas Viejas Yecla - Printable Version

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- hotwine - 10-24-2004 05:40 PM

Popped this tonight to serve with BBQ'd brisket, baby russets and carrots in butter and maple syrup. An interesting blend of 65% Monastrell and 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in oak for 10 months. Very dark ruby in the glass, nose of black pepper and red currants; more red currants on the palate with a faint coarseness that fades quickly, leaving a nice finish of chewy red fruit. I could put this stuff in a blender with protein powder and make a fine breakfast smoothie. Alcohol is 14%, but it doesn't seem hot at all; price was in the $8-$10 range at Costco.

- Innkeeper - 04-01-2007 08:09 PM

We popped an '03 tonight; $8.99 NH Liq Store. I would call it very dark opaque purple, almost black. Just the kind of rustic peasant wine we wanted to go with a nice chicken, black bean, & rice casserole.

- Innkeeper - 04-03-2007 10:34 PM

Finished today with burgers and peas. Held fine for two days in the half bottle. Didn't lose a thing.