Castano Solanera

The five years of bottle aging has not been kind to this one. (It rarely is for wines at this price point.) It’s leathery, dusty, and even a bit moldy. A blend of 65% Monastrell, 20% Cabernet, and 15% Tintorera.

Monte Ducay Reserva Red Wine, Carinena

A corked bottle. Normally, we would try another. But the sweet, jammy taste discouraged us from giving it another go.