Creta 2006

Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero, Spain

$19.99
Item No. 99267
  • red wine
  • RP91
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Single vineyard old vine tempranillo.

Critical Acclaim

"The 2006 Creta is sourced from a single vineyard with vine age from 60 to 70 years. It was raised in French and American oak. Purple-colored, the aromatic array includes wood smoke, tobacco, damp earth, blackberry, and black cherry. It is more elegant than the Roble but equally powerful. In the mouth savory spice and black fruit flavors emerge along with enough ripe tannin to support several years of additional cellaring. It should be at its best from 2012 to 2022."
91 Points

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Rating:
(10/3/2011)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Smooth- big taste but not too bold for paring with lighter fare. Good drinking wine with more 'umpfh'
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Rating:
(9/25/2010)
Good wine as is...but sitting in bottle, even under argon, seems to bring out the flavour. A bit overpriced...$15 would be more reasonable. Use your own descriptors if you want...I like my wine simple and "in my face." So says Dr. Doug...
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Rating:
(8/11/2011)
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Learn About Creta

CRETA is a partnership between Eric Solomon & Isaac Fernández Montaña. Isaac is one of the team of winemakers working at Mariano Garcia's family bodega, Mauro, located in Tudeladel Duero. Mariano Garcia is perhaps Spain's greatest winemaker and, with thirty vintages at Vega Sicilia under his belt, he is arguably one of the finest winemakers in the world. Isaac is Mariano's nephew...

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Learn About Ribera del Duero

(rib-EHR-ah del dwehr-oh) Only a DO since 1982, Ribera del Duero has been making wine for centuries, and some of the bodegas there have been family run for generations. Of course, the most famous wine of the region is Vega Sicilia, possibly the most expensive and sought-after wine in Spain. Notable Facts The wines of Ribera del Duero are mainly red - white wines here are...

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Learn About Tempranillo

Tempranillo(temp-ruh-NEE-oh) Grape that Reigns in Spain Most often associated with Spain, Tempranillo is the backbone of wines made in the well-known Spanish regions Rioja and Ribera del Duero. On the scale of light to heavy, Tempranillo lands towards the light side. It tends to be higher in acid and lower in alcohol - common for Old World ...

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