Known for their amazing use of the Monastrell grape, this wine is made from a blend of Monastrell, Cabernet Sauvignon and Garnacha. The 2013 Castano Solanera, a custom cuvee made for famed importer Eric Solomon, was given a 92 Point score by Robert Parker in the Wine Advocate, who’s been "raving about value wines that emerge from Yecla in southeast Spain" for years! He noted that this release, in particular was "just amazing." Take a look at Parker’s incredible review! "Even better is the 2013 Solanera is a “Vinas Viejas” that differs from the Castano (100% Monastrell), as this blend is 70% Monastrell, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15 % Grenache, aged 10 months in French and American oak. Another difference from the Hecula is that it was aged equal parts in tank and the other half in French oak. The Solanera, which comes from relatively high-altitude limestone soils at 900 meters, has a dense purple color, a big sweet kiss of blueberry and blackberry fruit mixed with crushed chalk, a full-bodied mouthfeel, beautiful purity, density and richness. The oak is well concealed by the lavish fruit–the wine just amazing. Drink it over the next 2-3 years, as these powerhouses are best consumed in their exuberant and extroverted youth."