Creta Winery

While the classification of sites in Ribera del Duero is in its infancy, one can glean a village's reputation by who grows grapes in the neighborhood. La Horra, with its 300 inhabitants, and located near the headwaters of a tiny, seasonal tributary of the Duero would not arouse the attention of most travelers. Yet to the seasoned eyes of Mariano Garcia, Peter Sisseck and Eric Solomon, this village, surrounded by chalky soils– locally known as Creta– looks like an ideal spot to grow grapes.
Creta is made at Bodegas Neo located near the village of La Horra. The grapes are picked by hand and transported a short distance to the cellar where they are sorted and destemmed. Fermentation is done in tank and the wine ages for 4-5 months in a combination of French and American oak.

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Creta Roble Tempranillo 2016
91  Jeb Dunnuck 
Jeb Dunnuck 91 “The 2016 Creta Roble is a smoking value made from 100% Tempranillo aged in a mix of French and American oak. It boasts a deep purple color as well as terrific notes of ripe blackcurrants, graphite and white chocolate. With full-bodied richness, an opulent, sexy style, and no hard
Item Number: 28862
Bottle:$11.95
Case: $143.40
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Creta Roble Tempranillo 2014
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100% tempranillo. Creta is made at Bodegas Neo located near the village of La Horra. The grapes are picked by hand and transported a short distance to the cellar where they are sorted and destemmed. Fermentation is done in tank and the wine ages for 4-5 months in a combination of French and American

Creta Roble Tempranillo 2013
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91  Wine Advocate 
Wine Advocate 91 "The 2013 Creta Roble, is also a custom cuvée from importer Eric Solomon. Made from 60-plus-year-old vines from an area of Ribera del Duera known as La Horra (Pingus and Aalto emerged from this area as well). This expansive, savory, complex, deep ruby/purple red wine shows notes of

Creta Roble 2012
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Vinous 90 "Opaque purple. Ripe dark berries, violet and smoky minerals on the fragrant nose, with a peppery element adding lift. Fleshy and broad in the mouth, offering sweet mulberry and boysenberry flavors that are given definition and cut by juicy acidity. Finishes with very good energy and

Creta Roble 2010
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90  Robert Parker 
Robert Parker 90 "It is not easy to find a Ribera del Duero for under $25 a bottle, but this 100% Tempranillo aged four months in both French and American oak (70% and 30% respectively) is a joint venture between importer Eric Solomon and proprietor Isaac Fernandez. From a 70-year-old vineyard,