Monday, November 25, 2013
Creta Roble Ribera del Duero 2009
A hunch told me to break ranks and try the Creta Roble 2009 from Spain's Ribera del Duero region. It's 100% Tempranillo, sourced from a 40-year-old vineyard, tank fermented and aged in used French oak for four to five months. The by-the-glass price was around $10, while I have seen it in wine stores locally for $13. At this price, it's an astounding value.
I paired this wine with a tomato sauce pasta dish, which was fine, but after a sip I wished I had gone with something a bit more substantial. Something tells me I'll love this spicy, fragrant wine over the holidays, particularly with Thanksgiving dinner.
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