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  Tasted On Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Sub region, Color Score Drink dates Author, Trust
04/09/2013
Agapito Rico - Carchelo 2009 Agapito Rico - Carchelo
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Agapito Rico - Carchelo
Dionisio

rp 88

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  Dionisio , 86.44%
07/19/2013
Agapito Rico - Carchelo 2009 Agapito Rico - Carchelo
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2009 Agapito Rico - Carchelo
Dionisio 86

good wine. elegant, smooth, balanced.

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2013  Dionisio , 86.44%
12/19/2010
Juan Gil - Wrongo Dongo 2008 Juan Gil - Wrongo Dongo
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Juan Gil - Wrongo Dongo
tk01 84

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  tk01 , 99.03%
02/10/2011
Juan Gil - Wrongo Dongo 2008 Juan Gil - Wrongo Dongo
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2008 Juan Gil - Wrongo Dongo
tk01 84

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  tk01 , 99.03%
03/05/2009
Castano - Coleccion 1998 Castano - Coleccion
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
1998 Castano - Coleccion

Very nice, last moment to open.

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  Wojtek , 94.74%
04/21/2013
Senorio de Barahonda - Monastrell 2010 Senorio de Barahonda - Monastrell
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2010 Senorio de Barahonda - Monastrell
tk01 90

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  tk01 , 99.03%
10/12/2008
Luzon - Altos de Luzon 2005 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2005 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
Victor 92

A hidden gem! There are so many undiscovered wines in Spain...This is one of them. Masculine, rich on the palate and very chewy!

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  Victor , 92.55%
06/07/2008
Luzon - Altos de Luzon 2005 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2005 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
90

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  Douglas V , 97.14%
02/11/2012
Luzon - Altos de Luzon 2005 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2005 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
93

Quite suprising spanish wine. Dark, very airomatic with tobacco, oak, leather, and mocha. Mid palate was balanced nicely and it was showing youth. This can go for another 10 years.

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  cloudon , 99%
11/04/2013
Luzon - Altos de Luzon 2004 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Jumilla
2004 Luzon - Altos de Luzon
90

Smoke and oak. Dark fruits smooth finish. This wine has mellowed out. Drinking well now. Has bacbone and structure for the price. Good value

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  cloudon , 99%
10/23/2007
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
UncleHeavyDude 92

Much better than expected. A great old world wine, Good structure and balance, great with food, a steal at this price!

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2007-2009  UncleHeavyDude , 97.67%
12/05/2007
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2003 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2003 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
UncleHeavyDude 89

Appearance: Deep purple, thin ruby rim. Very solid, awesome value for the price ($10.98). Might benefit from some bottle age, maybe another year or two. 14%abv

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2007-2012  UncleHeavyDude , 97.67%
01/03/2007
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas

A bit soft with a sour barnyard nose to it. This did blow off with a bit of time open and gave way to some nice cherry, and raspberry fruit. Light spice on the palate made this a fun drink, though I will be drinking up! This wine is at or past peak. 3/5

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  Ryan Opaz , 99.84%
Blogger
08/08/2008
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
81

Stronger alcohol taste than I expected, but good. Visit my website: Complaint Hub

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  jrenaut , 100%
04/19/2009
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2004 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
90

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  mountaindoc
04/26/2009
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 1999 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
1999 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
91

Good dark pit fruit and berries. Notes of mesquite and bacon fat. Nice concentration with smooth tannins, good finish.

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  StuTarheel , 99.39%
03/21/2008
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2004 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2004 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas

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2008  thefienups
07/25/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas

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  ksteward , 98.69%
09/10/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Rossboss 91

Nose of black jammy fruit and mocha/coffee. Really distinctive nose. This was very Spanish with its dusty and herbal ness, easy to drink, tannins still have some grip finish is short to medium but front palate flavors dominate with blackberry, blackcherry and mocha. Good drinker - definitely has some power.

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2010-2012  Rossboss , 100%
09/11/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
91

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar - Sep/Oct 07 Josh Raynolds - Solanera 2005 - 90 points (65% monastrell, 20% cabernet sauvignon and 15% tintorera) 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. Rebsorten 65 % Monastrell 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon 15 % Garnacha Tintorera Kritikerbewertungen Robert Parker: 91 Stephen Tanzer: 90 Genussdaten Alkohol: 14,5 % Dekantierzeit: 1-2 Stunden Serviertemperatur: 16°C Trinkempfehlung: 2009-2017

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2009-2017  Awanderer , 98.95%
09/17/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Kottabos 90

This deep purple Spanish blend of Monestrell, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Tintorera presented an luscious nose of blackberry, blueberry, milk chocolate, and perhaps a hint of violets. Still possessing tannic power enough for further cellaring, its flavor is well balanced between black fruit, dried herbs, a lively acidity, and a long finish. A fantastic bargain with enough complexity to enjoy on its own and enough depth to enjoy with Mediterranean dishes.

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2010-2015  Kottabos , 99.82%
09/11/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
89

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2009-2015  Gold River Pete , 97.22%
12/11/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
WineStorm 94+

Another excellent QPR at under $20. Smooth, easy drinking Spanish red blend that is excellent for both new wine drinker and afficionados.

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  WineStorm , 97.42%
01/09/2011
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
89

Well balanced, "reserved" aromas of dark berries. Purple in colour, pleasant tanins

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  Awanderer , 98.95%
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