Viento Norte

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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2015

Striking a balance between traditional and modern Rioja, the Imperial Reserva is often the most compelling wine in the CVNE lineup; at least to my palate and this bottle is a perfect example as to why. Tasted double-blind, the bouquet is perfumed and very pretty with bright, delicious cherries, tobacco, dill and green olive. On the palate, the dark cherry fruit is generous and silky with sweet and savory spices. Wonderful texture. Sturdy structure. Deftly representing the best of both worlds, this is a serious wine that happens to be a crowd pleaser as well. I called this 2014 Rioja Reserva (Viña Ardanza if anyone cares). Wasn’t far off! — 9 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 20 others liked this

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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 2009

Quite pleasant with Pat’s steak ($75). Not sure how long it would cellar in SoCal closet, so glad we drank it now. — a month ago

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

Alex, Clive and 3 others liked this


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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! — 12 days ago

Paul, Alex and 3 others liked this

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. — 11 days ago

Ron, Clive and 8 others liked this

Sierra Norte

Ananto Bobal-Tempranillo 2018

Very nice for the price! — 5 days ago

Paul liked this

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! — 12 days ago

Paul, Alex and 4 others liked this

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

Monopole Rioja Blanco Viura 2017

Love this wine - soft on the palate, gentle spice (coriander) on the nose. Perfect accompaniment to cooking dinner! — a month ago

Abad dom Bueno

Laderas del Norte Mencía

Spanish Table 2018 vintage. Chocolate very warm and silky smooth. Great with steak. Our first ST Crianza Club bottle! Celebrating incorporating our business and work recognition. — 2 months ago

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