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

Imperial Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2148 ratings
9.236 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
Stacy Markow

Some funk blew off and opened up to dark red fruit, cedar and vanilla.

Some funk blew off and opened up to dark red fruit, cedar and vanilla.

2 people found it helpfulDec 9th, 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
Ron Yates

This might be the best Tempranillo I have ever tasted. Soft and gentle with no overbearing oak for a Gran Reserva. Soft tannins and beautiful fruit notes. So good we had two bottles.

This might be the best Tempranillo I have ever tasted. Soft and gentle with no overbearing oak for a Gran Reserva. Soft tannins and beautiful fruit notes. So good we had two bottles.

Feb 16th, 2017
Juan Valencia

Coconut taffy, savory red fruit, just right acidity, enticing and gentle tannin. Great wine from a not so good vintage.

Coconut taffy, savory red fruit, just right acidity, enticing and gentle tannin. Great wine from a not so good vintage.

May 10th, 2016
Shawn Paul

Why oh why do we open such things so young...

Why oh why do we open such things so young...

Oct 6th, 2015
Bryce Bannatyne

New Jersey Sales Representative Martin Scott Wines, Ltd

9.4

Mag

Mag

Jul 5th, 2015
Jeremiah Allen

Modern classic

Modern classic

Jun 28th, 2015