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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.268 ratings
9.322 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
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
Ryan Wofford

So damn good right now. Silky, still tons of fruit and balance #cune #rijoa

So damn good right now. Silky, still tons of fruit and balance #cune #rijoa

Dec 25th, 2015
Jim Daunais

Strawberry, red licorice, vanilla with straw/tobacco hints on the nose. Opened up beautifully over dinner and shined paired with Tagliatelle with pork and mushrooms.

Strawberry, red licorice, vanilla with straw/tobacco hints on the nose. Opened up beautifully over dinner and shined paired with Tagliatelle with pork and mushrooms.

Jan 24th, 2015
James McFadyen

Wine Consultant and Allocation Specialist at Spec's

9.3

Bold and Beautiful. Starting to gain some depth, bright future for this beauty. 2005

Bold and Beautiful. Starting to gain some depth, bright future for this beauty. 2005

Dec 28th, 2014
Craig Haserot

Founder and Proprietor Sojourn Cellars

8.5

From 3 L

From 3 L

Nov 23rd, 2014
Marshall Parrish

Really opened up after the first hour. Dark fruit, oak, smoke with a big mouthfeel and long finish. Prob should have left it in the bottle 5 more years.

Really opened up after the first hour. Dark fruit, oak, smoke with a big mouthfeel and long finish. Prob should have left it in the bottle 5 more years.

Nov 13th, 2014
Andrew Stover

Sommelier/Wine Director Oya & Sei, Wine Blogger ChiefWino, Founder Vino50

8.5

2005 CVNE 'Imperial' Grand Reserva #Rioja. Heady aromas of cedar jump from the glass followed by dried black cherry and wild berry notes. Leather and forest floor notes combine on the firm yet silky finish. Probably could use a few more years in the bottle to mellow out. #wine #sommelier #spain

2005 CVNE 'Imperial' Grand Reserva #Rioja. Heady aromas of cedar jump from the glass followed by dried black cherry and wild berry notes. Leather and forest floor notes combine on the firm yet silky finish. Probably could use a few more years in the bottle to mellow out. #wine #sommelier #spain

Oct 26th, 2014
James Casey

Rioja. You're fast winning my heart.

Rioja. You're fast winning my heart.

Apr 16th, 2014
Ryan Mullins

Fantastic now but insane potential. Radio head

Fantastic now but insane potential. Radio head

Apr 8th, 2014
Warner Lawrence

Delicious. A lot of wine for the money.

Delicious. A lot of wine for the money.

Feb 21st, 2014