While searching for easy-drinking Spanish reds, I spied an interesting new label that quickly grabbed my attention. Upon further inspection, I discovered it was my "old, reliable friend" a new-look 2010 Castano. While I do like the improved packaging, I was relieved to find the wine inside was better than ever. Pure 100% old vine Monastrell sourced from the Yecla region of Spain, this rustic, juicy production is so consistent in quality year after year. Lively acidity on the back end adds to the impeccable balance making this red a perfect match for simple grilled items, like burgers or kabobs. Thanks again to Eric Solomon for importing yet another winner from the Iberian peninsula.