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[TWO-PACK COMBO: Buy One Get 2nd Bottle for 50% OFF] Bodegas Castano Monastrell 2013 (Yecla, Spain)
Bodegas Castano Monastrell 2013 (Yecla, Spain)

Retail Price: $30.00
Artisan Wine Depot Price: $16.48
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Winery: Bodegas Castano
Varietal: 100% Monastrell
Region: Yecla, Spain
Vintage: 2013
Bottle Size: 2 x 750 ml


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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
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Notes from the Winemaker:

Shiny cherry-red of medium intensity. Intense aromas of well ripen red fruit (blueberry and raspberry). It is juicy, silky, well structured and balanced, rich, with a nice crispy freshness and pleasantly fruity. Really easy drinking style.

Varieties: 100% Monastrell
Alcohol: 13.5%

Aging: no
Temperature: Cool, but not cold (14-15ºC)
Appellation of Origin: DO Yecla
Height and orientation: 750 North –South
Type of soil: limestone
Average age of vineyard: over 30 year sold
Yielding: 3-5000 kg / ha

Fermentation and maceration: 10 days
Fermenting temperature: 28ºC
Malolactic fermentation: in stainless steel tanks
Stabilization: no

Ratings & Reviews
90 Points - Stephen Tanzer (2011 Vintage):
"Dark ruby. Lively redcurrant and cherry on the nose, complicated by spice and floral elements. Juicy, vibrant cherry and floral pastille flavors show very good depth, with juicy acidity adding clarity and lift. Aeration brings up deeper blackberry and anise notes that carry through a spicy persistent finish. This has to be one of the best red wine values out there." - Josh Raynolds (September 2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2011 Vintage):
"The 2011 Monastrell Vinas Viejas (100% Monastrell – or Mourvedre – aged in stainless steel) comes from a vineyard planted at nearly 2,400-foot elevation with non-irrigated old bush/head pruned vines. More herbal and peppery than the less expensive Molino Loco, it is a well-made, deep, spicy, savory, earthy effort with more complexity and personality than its sibling. Consume this unreal value over the next 2-3 years. It reminds me of a well-made French Cotes du Rhone." - Robert Parker (Jun 2012)

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2009 vintage):

"Bodegas Castano’s 2009 Monastrell was aged for 6 months in neutral French oak. Produced entirely from estate fruit and now bottled in screw-cap for the USA market, it is a dark ruby-colored wine with a fragrant nose of underbrush, blueberry, and plum. Super-juicy on the palate and densely packed, this is a pleasure-bent effort for drinking over the next 2-3 years. " - Jay Miller (4/10)

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar (2009 vintage):
"Vivid ruby. Spicy redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by notes of dried flowers and licorice. Firm and precise in the mouth, offering lively red berry flavors and a hint of bitter cherry pit. Gains sweetness with air and finishes with very good clarity and spicy persistence. These vines are reportedly planted at almost 800 meters altitude. This is a ridiculous value." - Josh Raynolds (12/10)

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