C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Crianza Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2016

First, this is a real value and solid wine for less than $15, a Tempranillo with about 15% Mazuelo and Granacha. Deep Ruby with lively aromas of red fruits and spicy tobacco. On the palate red plums and fresh cherry flavors with cacao and tobacco notes. Soft fine tannins, medium+ finish ending with fruit and sweet spice. Over 3 million cases produced which may cause some variation among bottles, but the one I tasted was great! — 13 days ago

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Bodegas Faustino

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2005

Haven’t had this vintage in 5 years., and the extra 5 years of aging makes a difference.

I also had the 1994 exactly a year ago, and it’s even better than that.

Great value considering how aged it is. Smooth. Berry bonanza.

I play a game with my wife where she picks a bottle from my cabinet while I grill a steak (in this case, a 1.25kg dry aged porterhouse) and I blind taste the wine and tell her what it is. We made a bet that if I got the correct bottle (out of over 50) that she had to go and spend $150 on a bottle. If I got it wrong, I couldn’t shop at the LCBO for two weeks (that’s like a year for anyone else).

I guessed old world. Spanish. Approx 10 years old... but thought it was a 2010 Cune Gran Reserva.


— 4 months ago

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C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

Classic. red and black berries and sweet spicy oak. dry, mid+ acidity and well grained tannin. well balanced classic Rioja. compared with standard CUNE reserva, concentration of black fruit and oak, well tamed acidity. — 2 years ago

C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2014

One of my go to wines. See prior notes. Great value btw. — 12 days ago

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C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2013

In 1879, 2 brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created and still kept in traditional neighborhood of Haro station today. Deep Ruby with ripe berry aromas and complex spices, 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5% Mazuelo. On the palate blackberry, cherry and sweet currant with herb, leather and pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced good depth and structure on a long finish. — 2 months ago

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C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo 2015

Founded in 1879, named after the winery's initials, but a mistake - the 'V' was written as a 'U' - led to the creation of the Cune label. A blend of 85% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe red and black fruits with a earthy woody nose. On the palate raspberry and blackberry flavors with vanilla spice, licorice and notes of cacao. Well balanced with lively acidity, soft tannins will only get better, long ending with sweet fruit and earthy spice character. Nice! Tasting Sample! — 13 days ago

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C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España)

Cune Brut Cava Sparkling Blend

Easter mimosas! It's bright and lively compared to other Cavas. — 7 months ago

Bodegas Familia Chavarri

Gran Reserva Izarbe Rioja Tempranillo 2005

This couldn’t have been more different than the CUNE, despite being from the same region and only a year younger. Where the CUNE was delicate this was punchy. Ballerina versus a heavyweight. Really, really good. I’d love to get more from this producer. — 9 months ago

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Baron de Ley

Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

Har akkurat det samme å si om denne, som om Cune Grand Reserva. Fyldig og nydelig. — 2 years ago