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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2766 ratings
9.2214 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.3

Lovely and balanced

Lovely and balanced

Dec 10th, 2017
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.2

Elegant

Elegant

Nov 29th, 2017
Megan Stockton

Amazing 40 year old Rioja. Still holding onto red fruits and beautiful acidity. Signature sweet and sour notes evident. Remarkable.

Amazing 40 year old Rioja. Still holding onto red fruits and beautiful acidity. Signature sweet and sour notes evident. Remarkable.

Oct 20th, 2017
Joshua Thomas

Wine Director/Sommelier Prospect Restaurant SF

9.3

Classic, but speaks of the vintage with big opulent dark fruit, integrated tannins

Classic, but speaks of the vintage with big opulent dark fruit, integrated tannins

4 people found it helpfulOct 24th, 2014
Mike Dombrow

Buyer Sunfish Cellars

8.0

Coconut butter, vanilla, touch of fruit. Maybe some cherry.
I want to not be a hipster fuck, this once, and question or uphold the choice of this wine as the Speculator No. 1 wine but at the end of the glass I say: meh. It's red, wet, and alcoholic. Woulda called it as Washington State Tempranillo.

Coconut butter, vanilla, touch of fruit. Maybe some cherry.
I want to not be a hipster fuck, this once, and question or uphold the choice of this wine as the Speculator No. 1 wine but at the end of the glass I say: meh. It's red, wet, and alcoholic. Woulda called it as Washington State Tempranillo.

2 people found it helpfulSep 29th, 2014
Rebekah Wineburg

Winemaker Buccella Wines

10

Intensity, mix of savory grilled herb, tobacco, and fruit. Can't wait to see how this opens over the meal.

Intensity, mix of savory grilled herb, tobacco, and fruit. Can't wait to see how this opens over the meal.

2 people found it helpfulJan 28th, 2014
Alex Alan

Wine Director Hotel Delmano

9.3

2007. I like this vintage. It's appropriately gentle and more old school than some of the aggressively oak driven vintages of recent.

2007. I like this vintage. It's appropriately gentle and more old school than some of the aggressively oak driven vintages of recent.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2015
Rhea Sancassani

Really smooth yet powerful. Just a great wine to sip or pair with just about anything

Really smooth yet powerful. Just a great wine to sip or pair with just about anything

1 person found it helpfulMay 1st, 2015
Jessica Waugh

Dark cherry, blackberry, black raspberry, leather, herbal, tea leaves, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon, cardamom, bitter chocolate, anise, fresh dill.

Dark cherry, blackberry, black raspberry, leather, herbal, tea leaves, vanilla, coconut, cinnamon, cardamom, bitter chocolate, anise, fresh dill.

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2015
Will Burkholder

Owner Fine Wine Dump

9.5

Red fruits, spice, cedar and hint of Levi Garrett jump out of the glass. Awesome Rioja.

Red fruits, spice, cedar and hint of Levi Garrett jump out of the glass. Awesome Rioja.

1 person found it helpfulJan 5th, 2015