At the foot of Monte Arabi, the Castaño family tends some of the oldest vines planted in the sun drenched DO of Yecla. Under the supervision of Eric Solomon and Jean-Marc Lafage, Solanera is a blend of Monastrell (70%), Cabernet Sauvignon (15%), and Garnacha(15%) which is aged in oak for 10 months. A custom cuvee that is only available through importer Eric Solomon, this amazing red wine displays notes of lead pencil shavings, acacia flowers, black raspberries, blueberries and black currants. This full-bodied, intense 2012 tastes like it should cost three to five times as much. Full-bodied, stunningly pure and textured, it should last for 4-5 years, possibly longer.
Size: 750mL ABV 14.5%
Suggested food pairings: Cured Meat, Red Meat
Suggested cheese pairings: Asiago, Cheddar, Gouda, Manchego, Parmesan, Pecorino, Blue Cheese, Gorgonzola, Roquefort, Stilton, Taleggio