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Creta Ribera del Duero 2013

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Creta Ribera del Duero 2013 750ML        
Sku: 48461

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91 Points from Robert Parker for $12.49, the Creta Ribera del Duero 2013 is an outstanding Spanish red from the dynamic duo of Rafael de Haan and Eric Solomon.

Sourced from a 70+ year old Tempranillo vineyard in the village of La Horra, this secret spot of only 300 inhabitants is the home to Mariano Garcia's Bodegas Aalto and Peter Sisseck's Flor de Pingus. The chalky soils, locally known as "Creta," is an ideal spot to grow Tempranillo, and the vineyard that Haan uses was planted in the 1940s. The result is a fleshy, broad style of Ribera del Duero, one that Robert Parker from The Wine Advocate gives high praise. This is another amazing find from Eric Solomon, who has the knack for importing these hidden gems!

Rating
"This expansive, savory, complex, deep ruby/purple red wine shows notes of new saddle leather, black and red currants, has a savory, medium-bodied expansive mouthfeel, with loads of black fruits, licorice, subtle smoke and earth. This is a lovely, sexy, opulent style of wine to drink over the next 4-5 years." Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate 91 Points

Wine maker notes
Creta is a partnership between Eric Solomon & Rafael de Haan, made at Bodegas Neo one of the hottest wineries in the Ribera del Duero. Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Vega Sicilia and Dominio de Pingus, Neo creates superb new-wave Tempranillos of great concentration and substance.

Technical notes
Alcohol: 14.5%

Country: Spain
Region: Castilla Y Leon
Sub-Region: Ribera del Duero
Grape Varietal: Tempranillo
Type: Still wine
 
Our Price $12.49
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Rating:
Name: Arthur from RIDGEWOOD, NJ
Review:
Good inexpensive red.