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

Cune Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.0111 ratings
9.09 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Duck, Pasta, Beans & Peas, Goose, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Game, Baking Spices, Herbs, Mushrooms, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Venison, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Onion, Chicken, Veal, Paella
Top Notes For
Riccardo L.

Beauty. Multi-layered and complex. Lots of earthy notes hitting on the tail-end. This is a well-made wine.

Beauty. Multi-layered and complex. Lots of earthy notes hitting on the tail-end. This is a well-made wine.

Jan 19th, 2020
Will Stanley

A little disappointing, seemingly quite thin and falling short on various notes. I have another bottle, which I’ll leave for another 5-10 years - I do believe this is a wine with ageing potential.

A little disappointing, seemingly quite thin and falling short on various notes. I have another bottle, which I’ll leave for another 5-10 years - I do believe this is a wine with ageing potential.

May 20th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created and still kept in the traditional neighborhood of the Haro station today. Very deep red with dark berry aromas and complex spices. On the palate blackberry, cherry and sweet currant with herb, leather and pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced showing depth and structure on a lingering finish with room to age. Tasting Sample.

In 1879, two brothers decided to set up a wine business, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) or la Cuné, as it is commonly known in Haro, was created and still kept in the traditional neighborhood of the Haro station today. Very deep red with dark berry aromas and complex spices. On the palate blackberry, cherry and sweet currant with herb, leather and pepper spice. Fine tannins, well balanced showing depth and structure on a lingering finish with room to age. Tasting Sample.

Jan 23rd, 2017
Anthony Pro

It’s good. There’s a lack of finish for me. No excitement.

It’s good. There’s a lack of finish for me. No excitement.

Jan 19th, 2020
Steven Beishuizen

Nine years after the vintage, this is a classic Rioja seemingly evolving for many years. We enjoyed it with friends enjoying an early Christmas dinner. We originally tried this vintage three or four years ago when it seemed more fiery. We commented at the time that it would make a great taco wine. While that may still be true, it has smoothed out considerably. Not a robust wine by any means, but a great sipper with friends.

Nine years after the vintage, this is a classic Rioja seemingly evolving for many years. We enjoyed it with friends enjoying an early Christmas dinner. We originally tried this vintage three or four years ago when it seemed more fiery. We commented at the time that it would make a great taco wine. While that may still be true, it has smoothed out considerably. Not a robust wine by any means, but a great sipper with friends.

Nov 24th, 2019
Matt Nannen

I little weaker than expected

I little weaker than expected

Nov 21st, 2019
Kelly Velez

Hard to beat at this price point

Hard to beat at this price point

Sep 27th, 2019
Ming Liang

My “house” Rioja. Sure there are betterRioja out there, but one will be hard pressed to find one better than the this Gran Reseva bottling at $19.99.
And 2010 is a great vintage. This bottle is hitting its strike now. Abundance of red and dark fruits framed by earthy elements, balanced by bright but not aggressive acidity. Oaky note - not that it was prominent - has faded a bit. Supple tannins lead to a well balanced finish.

My “house” Rioja. Sure there are betterRioja out there, but one will be hard pressed to find one better than the this Gran Reseva bottling at $19.99.
And 2010 is a great vintage. This bottle is hitting its strike now. Abundance of red and dark fruits framed by earthy elements, balanced by bright but not aggressive acidity. Oaky note - not that it was prominent - has faded a bit. Supple tannins lead to a well balanced finish.

Sep 2nd, 2019
David Weis

Great wine

Great wine

May 22nd, 2019
Manuel O. Mendez

Really digging this well-rounded Rioja with supple tannins. Fabulous match with grilled lamb chops. Inspires the query: “If you like it so much why don’t you marry it.?”

Really digging this well-rounded Rioja with supple tannins. Fabulous match with grilled lamb chops. Inspires the query: “If you like it so much why don’t you marry it.?”

Apr 29th, 2019