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

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo

8.9436 ratings
9.134 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Boris Mathiszik

Nice Rioja. Very polished and not as rough around the edges as what I expect with Rioja.

Nice Rioja. Very polished and not as rough around the edges as what I expect with Rioja.

May 8th, 2021
Vino Kaela

Wait another 3 years of bottle age before I’d pull the cork again.

Wait another 3 years of bottle age before I’d pull the cork again.

Mar 30th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1879, named after the winery's initials, but a mistake - the 'V' was written as a 'U' - led to the creation of the Cune label. A blend of 85% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe red and black fruits with a earthy woody nose. On the palate raspberry and blackberry flavors with vanilla spice, licorice and notes of cacao. Well balanced with lively acidity, soft tannins will only get better, long ending with sweet fruit and earthy spice character. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Founded in 1879, named after the winery's initials, but a mistake - the 'V' was written as a 'U' - led to the creation of the Cune label. A blend of 85% Tempranillo with 15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo, dark Ruby with aromas of ripe red and black fruits with a earthy woody nose. On the palate raspberry and blackberry flavors with vanilla spice, licorice and notes of cacao. Well balanced with lively acidity, soft tannins will only get better, long ending with sweet fruit and earthy spice character. Nice! Tasting Sample!

Oct 16th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 85% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano, 18 months of barrel aging, medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of fresh cherry and raspberry with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy character. Nice value!

A blend of 85% Tempranillo, rest Garnacha, Mazuelo & Graciano, 18 months of barrel aging, medium Ruby with aromas of dark fruits, spice and floral notes. On the palate flavors of fresh cherry and raspberry with espresso, vanilla & toasty oak tones. Soft ripe tannins, lively acidity on a long finish ending with an earthy character. Nice value!

Sep 4th, 2020
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2013 / Paired with lamb chops

Vintage 2013 / Paired with lamb chops

Jul 18th, 2020
brando cox

Great value Reserva. Lots of oak ( vanilla) influence. Nice balance, body and acidity. Very enjoyable fruit notes of cherry plum blackberry red fruit. Ther is an earthy side with black fruit cassis rounding out the flavor profile. Suggested

Great value Reserva. Lots of oak ( vanilla) influence. Nice balance, body and acidity. Very enjoyable fruit notes of cherry plum blackberry red fruit. Ther is an earthy side with black fruit cassis rounding out the flavor profile. Suggested

1 person found it helpfulJan 22nd, 2020
Joe Becerra

Wonderful Tempranillo. Genius finish. I paid $15 at Costco, worth twice the price.

Wonderful Tempranillo. Genius finish. I paid $15 at Costco, worth twice the price.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2019
Jimmy Smith

Director, West and North London Wine School

9.0

Medium bodied, light grainy tannins and balanced acid. Very good harmony, good pure red berry, vanilla and a meaty finish. Classic, but with depth, with dried fruit notes, more umph than the Oro.

Medium bodied, light grainy tannins and balanced acid. Very good harmony, good pure red berry, vanilla and a meaty finish. Classic, but with depth, with dried fruit notes, more umph than the Oro.

1 person found it helpfulJun 23rd, 2015
John Vesey

Look ruby, nose earth,dark fruit, flavors cassis, violets, spice oak, smooth great balance

Look ruby, nose earth,dark fruit, flavors cassis, violets, spice oak, smooth great balance

May 26th, 2017
Boris Mathiszik

Wine Spectator 93 pts. I really like this wine, fairly light for a Tempranillo. Nicely structured. A great quaffer. Takes some time to open up.

Wine Spectator 93 pts. I really like this wine, fairly light for a Tempranillo. Nicely structured. A great quaffer. Takes some time to open up.

Feb 17th, 2017