Bodegas Castaño Monastrell Yecla 2004
I don't get it. not for sipping. not good with food. useless. Wine advocate gave it 92 points...HAHAHA
My review: http://enotheque.blogspot.com/2007/03/vino-espaol-bender-part-ii-2004-castao.html
Decanted 30 min. Deep garnet color, going to light purple at the edge. Definitely lots of body with this wine. Nose of pepper, dark berry fruit, and smoked meat. Very smooth on the palate, with black cherry, earth and pepper flavors. Big, mouth-drying tannins. This may be fairly age-worthy, based on the structure. Nice integration of acidity, fruit and tannin. I'm quite impressed with this $10 wine! Excellent QPR. Outstanding - 90 points.
Inky dark burgandy red, with a slightly cloudy core. On the nose this wine is clustered with various competing yet rich and restrained red fruit aromas such as kirch, cassis, cooked strawberries and rich raspberries. If my nose lingers long enough, I can also pick out subtle forest notes and dark chocolate shaving. The palate is sensually silky with fine tannins and a luxurious coat of blueberry, rapsberry and earthy flavors that linger right up until the finish until the acidity gently sweeps it away, leaving my tongue clean and fresh. Although viscous in the mouth, I don't weighed down, but rather treated to a mildly sweet gift. Great wine!
from total wine & more tampa: $10.99 bought four of these -- had one in hotel in tampa, one when I got back that seemed a little off, and then another that was good.