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

Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.240 ratings
9.12 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
Lyn Farmer

Ruby at its core with brick starting to show on the rim. Pronounced aromas and flavors of coconut, anise, leather, raspberry and cherry.
Soft tannins, medium acidity, showing very well today.

Ruby at its core with brick starting to show on the rim. Pronounced aromas and flavors of coconut, anise, leather, raspberry and cherry.
Soft tannins, medium acidity, showing very well today.

Nov 26th, 2018
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.0

Rich and vibrant. Very young. Showing strong oak. Still, the terroir shows through. Needs years to integrate but drinking well now with grilled Magret de canard and similar meats that can absorb the sweet oak. Improves with 24 hours of air.

Rich and vibrant. Very young. Showing strong oak. Still, the terroir shows through. Needs years to integrate but drinking well now with grilled Magret de canard and similar meats that can absorb the sweet oak. Improves with 24 hours of air.

1 person found it helpfulSep 25th, 2016
Megan Fenlon

Pulled this one out from the cellar. Still has a good bit of dark fruit forward, dry finish.

Pulled this one out from the cellar. Still has a good bit of dark fruit forward, dry finish.

Apr 20th, 2020
Jody Scharf

Nice color. Good nose. Nice wine. Great value.

Nice color. Good nose. Nice wine. Great value.

Apr 14th, 2019
Colby Siratt

Consistently my favorite Spanish QPR

Consistently my favorite Spanish QPR

Oct 14th, 2018
George Hesse

This was outstanding! From the dark ruby color, delightful memory inducing nose, to the well balanced taste and long pleasant finish, this one’s a winner. Very enjoyable.

This was outstanding! From the dark ruby color, delightful memory inducing nose, to the well balanced taste and long pleasant finish, this one’s a winner. Very enjoyable.

Oct 14th, 2018
Jason Keefer

Great! Date syrup, plums, and oak! Very smooth, Good job 2011!

Great! Date syrup, plums, and oak! Very smooth, Good job 2011!

Mar 9th, 2018
Bret Patterson

Dill, vanilla, clove, anise, and juicy berries on the noise. Ripe, balanced, and lifted acidity. New American oak is fairly present here, but a great wine!

Dill, vanilla, clove, anise, and juicy berries on the noise. Ripe, balanced, and lifted acidity. New American oak is fairly present here, but a great wine!

Mar 6th, 2018
Elizabeth Renick

#SpainWine great Tempranillo. Perfect with 🧀

#SpainWine great Tempranillo. Perfect with 🧀

Dec 21st, 2017
Steve Mitchell

Strong nose, full body, drinks nice now.
We were in Haro 1 week ago.

Strong nose, full body, drinks nice now.
We were in Haro 1 week ago.

Sep 30th, 2017