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This is a small region within the Murcia province surrounded by Jumilla, Almansa and Alicante (of the Comunidad de Valenciana region). The wines are labeled and districted according to the quality of the grapes: Grapes from Yecla Campo Arriba are considered the best quality since the vines tend to be older. Yecla Campo Abajo, is considered inferior, but is nonetheless an enjoyable wine to sip on. 
The climate is Mediterranean shifting inland to continental, mostly very hot and dry. Monastrell (Mourvedre) is best suited for plantings under these conditions, with Garnacha, Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah used in blends. Young wines are often made in the carbonic maceration style, like Beaujolais Nouveau. But fine barrel-aged wines, especially from the Arriba level grapes, can be found. 
White wines are made from Airen and Macabeo (Viura). 
– Description from Amanda Schuster

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  • Godello

    The Godello grape hails from northwestern Spain. It is most famously planted in the Valderorras region. It is thought...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Macabeo

    Macabeo is Spain’s most widely planted grape. From there, it has made its way to southern France’s Roussillon region,...

  • Mourvèdre

    History of the grape: Monastrell is a native of Spain, first grown in Murviedro near Valencia, and was eventually bro...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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  • Bodegas La Purisima

    Since 1946, the La Purísima Winery selects and processes the fruit of the best vines in order to ...

  • Bodegas Castaño

    From that moment onward, Ramon did not stop making improvements. It was in the early 80s when h...

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  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2008


    Recently purchased at $7.95. Medium-bodied wine with dark red cherry color. Smooth on the palate with mild tannins. A bit of spice and fruit on the palate. Nice everyday wine. Read More

    Wine review by r sprezzatura

  • Castano Hecula Monastrell Spain Yecla Dry 2005


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    Wine review by wilcoxdf

  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2007


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    Wine review by mbradd

  • Castano Solanera Monastrell Cabernet Yecla 2005


    91 points and listed as a "Spanish Wine Bargain Under $20" by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 90 points from Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "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 tanni... Read More

    Wine review by kybecca

  • Bodegas la Purisima Iglesia Vieja Reserva 2003


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    Wine review by PLC666

  • Bodegas la Purisima Iglesia Vieja Reserva 2003


    A fine Mataro! Smooth with a perfect blend... Read More

    Wine review by redsoverwhites

  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2008


    For the price this is an excellent wine and I will keep a bottle or two around while it is available, I suggest you do the same.Carpita has the taste profile covered...spicy, a little tannic... decidedly varietal Read More

    Wine review by ilovemud

  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2007


    Let this wine breath a bit. Blueberry, blackberry and chocolate on the nose. Light with a sweet, but not overdone fruity taste. Full flavored but somewhat of a short finish. For $7.59 a good buy. Definitely a cut below other quality Spanish wines in the same price range, however (i.e. La Mano Mencia Roble 2007, comes to mind.) 86. Read More

    Wine review by KentuckyHillbilly

  • Hecula 2006


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    Wine review by acarranza

  • Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2008


    Have to agree with carpita, i do wish this wine was bolder. the mild tannins went beautifully with the whole wheat baquette and vermont white cheddar and bleu cheese i paired with this wine. if you havent tried it this way i highly recommend it, brings a whole new life to the wine. side note, i baked the cheese for 5 minutes at 425 in the oven b... Read More

    Wine review by bartholomute

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