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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.192 ratings
9.211 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
Bryce Wiatrak

Totally classic. Sour cherry, raspberry, leather and gentle rust quality. Piercing acidity and a hushed dusty tannic structure. Will last for decades.

Totally classic. Sour cherry, raspberry, leather and gentle rust quality. Piercing acidity and a hushed dusty tannic structure. Will last for decades.

Jan 2nd, 2018
Jennifer Massolo

Love this. Strutting an elegant thing and walking it out.

Love this. Strutting an elegant thing and walking it out.

1 person found it helpfulAug 10th, 2015
Michael Descamps

Excellent combo of intensity and focus. Black cherry, blood, sage, caramelized turbinado sugar, cedar. Impressive.

Excellent combo of intensity and focus. Black cherry, blood, sage, caramelized turbinado sugar, cedar. Impressive.

Oct 15th, 2015
Nick Apone

Oak integrated on palate but dominates nose.

Oak integrated on palate but dominates nose.

Oct 14th, 2015
Clayton R Strong

Tempronilla done correctly, this wine is soft leather with deep cherry and subtle fruit.

Tempronilla done correctly, this wine is soft leather with deep cherry and subtle fruit.

Jun 11th, 2018
Ignacio Sarmiento

Haney House - Fathers day

Haney House - Fathers day

Jun 18th, 2017
Cary Lobban

'09 $24 at Costco. One of the finest Rioja I've had in awhile. Drinks like a $90. Vanilla oak on nose with cherries on the palate.

'09 $24 at Costco. One of the finest Rioja I've had in awhile. Drinks like a $90. Vanilla oak on nose with cherries on the palate.

Jun 1st, 2017
Kieran Roberts

I find this over oaked. Two choices I guess, get the gran reserva for better quality fruit or let it age longer.

I find this over oaked. Two choices I guess, get the gran reserva for better quality fruit or let it age longer.

Apr 28th, 2017
"Odedi"

Beautiful color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, earth, peppercorn, smoke, citronella candle, chocolates, mocha, dark coffee and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Oaky on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, cranberries, earth, wood, licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, mocha, tobacco, pencil lead, vinaigrette, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This 8 year old Rioja Reserva, is getting to its drinking age now, but still very oaky, with lots of vanilla and wood notes. A bit unbalanced, but very enjoyable by itself or with food.

It shows nice complexity, but it is too young. Needs 3 years to come to its own. Better after 60 minutes of airtime, but good right out of the bottle.

What a Wonderful nose, full of vanilla. I kept on smelling it for a while.

Made with mainly Tempranillo grapes, and aged for 12 months in French and American Oak barrels.

14% alcohol by volume.

Beautiful color of dark ruby with a wide reddish rim.
Strong nose of blackberries, cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, earth, peppercorn, smoke, citronella candle, chocolates, mocha, dark coffee and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Oaky on the palate with blackberries, black cherries, cranberries, earth, wood, licorice, vanilla, cinnamon, coffee, mocha, tobacco, pencil lead, vinaigrette, spices and peppercorn.

Long finish with firm tannins and tangy pomegranates.

This 8 year old Rioja Reserva, is getting to its drinking age now, but still very oaky, with lots of vanilla and wood notes. A bit unbalanced, but very enjoyable by itself or with food.

It shows nice complexity, but it is too young. Needs 3 years to come to its own. Better after 60 minutes of airtime, but good right out of the bottle.

What a Wonderful nose, full of vanilla. I kept on smelling it for a while.

Made with mainly Tempranillo grapes, and aged for 12 months in French and American Oak barrels.

14% alcohol by volume.

Apr 10th, 2017
Marco Cedrone

Spice smoke raspberry. Rich for a Tempranillo

Spice smoke raspberry. Rich for a Tempranillo

Dec 31st, 2016