2009 Creta Roble Ribera Del Duero
This has ‘ridiculous value’ written all over it. Anytime I see a Ribera Del Duero bottle under $15 I have to scoop it up. This one was $11.49 at my Costco and I swear I’ve had this before and paid more than that for it (and still thought it was a good value).
This bottle is 100% Tempranillo from a 70 year old vineyard. It has a fantastic feel to it immediately noticeable on the nose, but on the palate, the tannins are gentle and soft. Flavor band starts with more dark fruit but ends on cherry, red licorice notes. Finish is perhaps a little brisk. But this wine remains stellar at this price, and is super food friendly.
I’ll add it to our Value Picks, and highly recommend you give this one a try if you see it.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 90 Points