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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2902 ratings
9.2241 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
David Langstaff

Perfect now. Tannins and fruit have met in the happy middle.

Perfect now. Tannins and fruit have met in the happy middle.

Mar 18th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2010 / we drank a glass in the evening, and now for sunday’s lunch, so with hours aeration. Só much fruit in smell, a real good balance, elegance and refinement. / Paired with venison, small potatoes, chanterelles and snow peas

Vintage 2010 / we drank a glass in the evening, and now for sunday’s lunch, so with hours aeration. Só much fruit in smell, a real good balance, elegance and refinement. / Paired with venison, small potatoes, chanterelles and snow peas

Oct 27th, 2019
Andrew Lohse

Sooooooo Classic

Sooooooo Classic

Oct 8th, 2019
Conrad Green

Very regal intense plummy fruit. Syrupy touches at the edge with some herbal middle notes and beautiful clarity. Excellent.

Very regal intense plummy fruit. Syrupy touches at the edge with some herbal middle notes and beautiful clarity. Excellent.

Jun 5th, 2019
Conrad Green

A bit oxidized. Nice fruit still though.

A bit oxidized. Nice fruit still though.

Jun 5th, 2019
Bob McDonald

Tobacco and Leathery notes - very earthy and savoury. An intriguing wine showing the Yin and the Yang of both sweet and savoury on the palate in the red cherry spectrum. Full of life in its 14th year. Soft supple persistent tannins. A great Rioja with another 5 years in it. The No. 1 Wine in 2013 Wine Spectators Top 100.

Tobacco and Leathery notes - very earthy and savoury. An intriguing wine showing the Yin and the Yang of both sweet and savoury on the palate in the red cherry spectrum. Full of life in its 14th year. Soft supple persistent tannins. A great Rioja with another 5 years in it. The No. 1 Wine in 2013 Wine Spectators Top 100.

Sep 5th, 2018
Bill Bender

Father’s Day dinner wine from mag and paired with Ribeye, bourbon brats, Korean ribs and rosemary chicken. One of my go to Riojas at a palpable price. Resolved smooth tannins, fully mature, earth driven and enough bright red fruit to provide balance. My all time favorite pic of my mini, Riley, when she had that melt your heart chubby face. Now she’s 15 and 5’10” and no chub in sight ☺️

Father’s Day dinner wine from mag and paired with Ribeye, bourbon brats, Korean ribs and rosemary chicken. One of my go to Riojas at a palpable price. Resolved smooth tannins, fully mature, earth driven and enough bright red fruit to provide balance. My all time favorite pic of my mini, Riley, when she had that melt your heart chubby face. Now she’s 15 and 5’10” and no chub in sight ☺️

Jun 24th, 2018
Lynn La Chapelle

Love this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignane! My favorite of the premium red tasting.

Love this blend of Tempranillo, Grenache and Carignane! My favorite of the premium red tasting.

May 22nd, 2018
Scott Taddeo

Near perfection. Floral pastille/liquid violets, blackberry, black currant, steed plum, cedar, toast, coconut and leather. Highish, integrated acidity and high super ripe and fine tannin. So balanced and so authoritative.

Near perfection. Floral pastille/liquid violets, blackberry, black currant, steed plum, cedar, toast, coconut and leather. Highish, integrated acidity and high super ripe and fine tannin. So balanced and so authoritative.

Apr 2nd, 2018
Tobin Trevarthen

A really well balanced wine. 80% Tempranillo. The blending grapes really softened the total package. Keeper.

A really well balanced wine. 80% Tempranillo. The blending grapes really softened the total package. Keeper.

Mar 11th, 2018