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  Tasted On Year, Name, Varietal, Country, Region, Sub region, Color Score Drink dates Author, Trust
06/14/2009
Castano - Monastrell 2005 Castano - Monastrell
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Monastrell

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  ksteward , 98.69%
08/28/2012
Castano - Monastrell 2010 Castano - Monastrell
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2010 Castano - Monastrell
tk01 88

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  tk01 , 99.05%
09/10/2012
Castano - Monastrell 2010 Castano - Monastrell
Red Mourvedre
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2010 Castano - Monastrell
tk01 88

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  tk01 , 99.05%
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 , 99.41%
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%
01/27/2011
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
GrapesofWrath 93-97

Blown away by the value proposition. Solid mid-90s red wine at under $20??? Wow! Fleshy, round dark fruit liqueur flavors caress the palate. This is a rich wine, that I would think in 5yrs would be even better, integrating the rich dark fruits with myriad spices and mineral notes. Sexy, silky mouthfeel. Bravo!

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  GrapesofWrath , 99.46%
09/16/2010
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
VinoDeparture 87

A very nice easy drinking straight-ahead Spanish blend that is a steal below $20. This wine is a blend of 65% Monastrell (Mouvedre), 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 15% Tintorera Garnacha (a blending grape, otherwise known as Alicante Bouschet). Low-medium acidity, which makes it a bit flabby but what can you expect at this price point? Initially on the nose, this smells spicy, just like a Mouvedre should, hints of cinnamon also in the bouque. There's an array of smoky fruit ranging from cherry to raspberry, and I think a bit of blackberry character as well.This is far more interesting than your typical fruit bomb, and at the right price.

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  VinoDeparture , 98.38%
02/06/2011
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
93

A popular favorite amongst the two or three value wines we put out at our Super Bowl gathering. Smoky fruits and pie spices with a nice smooth finish. Very nice for the price.

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2008-2014  Bacchus2000 , 100%
04/24/2011
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
90

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  Steve-o , 97.73%
07/22/2011
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Rossboss 91

Dark crimson color, floral on the nose, extremely rich and full bodied - flavors of preserved black cherry, balsamic and a smokiness and hints of mocha that are characteristic of Spanish wine. Paired very well with Chinese stir-fry as it cut through the flavors. Very smooth, so silky and easy to drink with tannins that are barely hanging around. Impressive for the price. Was doing just fine a day later.

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2010-2014  Rossboss , 100%
11/13/2011
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2007 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2007 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
90

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  Ish Wine Cellar , 94.29%
08/11/2012
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2007 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2007 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
90

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  Ish Wine Cellar , 94.29%
08/11/2012
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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  Ish Wine Cellar , 94.29%
04/23/2013
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2001 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
80

Note on opening was mostly alcohol. Some wood and dark cherry after breathing. Acidic beyond most Murcia's. Overage for drinking.

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  JimZin
08/05/2013
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2005 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
92

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  Awanderer , 98.95%
11/23/2014
Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas 2010 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
Red Regional Blend
Spain - Murcia - Yecla
2010 Castano - Solanera Vinas Viejas
90

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2013-2016  2323 , 95.85%
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 , 99.05%
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 , 99.05%
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