Viñedos del Contino (CVNE)

Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.2209 ratings
9.234 pro ratings
La Rioja Alavesa, La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo Blend
Top Notes For
Nico J. Snyman

Found in a small wine bar in Geneva, surprisingly still alive, as the wine selection is a bit of a disaster, taxation?

Found in a small wine bar in Geneva, surprisingly still alive, as the wine selection is a bit of a disaster, taxation?

Nov 7th, 2017
Dock Hooks

An engaging spicy nose should pull you into a berry-delicious (blue, ras & straw) first blush that's tannic/acid creates a coating, clinging downstream flow that leisurely works the banks and turns then plunges into a clean freefall urging yet another swig... PS Bin 54 is rather perfect😎

An engaging spicy nose should pull you into a berry-delicious (blue, ras & straw) first blush that's tannic/acid creates a coating, clinging downstream flow that leisurely works the banks and turns then plunges into a clean freefall urging yet another swig... PS Bin 54 is rather perfect😎

1 person found it helpfulOct 10th, 2015
Felipe Ferreiro

Sommelier/Wine Director Restaurante Las Rias Bajas

8.7

Cata de contino con Jesus Madrazo, todavía muy joven y con los terciarios sin redondear, la madera todavía se come a la fruta...

Cata de contino con Jesus Madrazo, todavía muy joven y con los terciarios sin redondear, la madera todavía se come a la fruta...

Nov 25th, 2016
Tom Kobylarz

Fruitier than the Imperial Reserva with less oak influence.
Medium bodied, but with excellent acidity and freshness. A slightly reduced nose but the palate shows well the cherry, plum, cranberry, cinnamon, and iron.

Fruitier than the Imperial Reserva with less oak influence.
Medium bodied, but with excellent acidity and freshness. A slightly reduced nose but the palate shows well the cherry, plum, cranberry, cinnamon, and iron.

Dec 20th, 2015
Shirish Bhide

Herbaceous with black fruit on the nose and a lovely balance of acidity and tannin.

Herbaceous with black fruit on the nose and a lovely balance of acidity and tannin.

Oct 12th, 2015
Matté

Manager The Wine Cellars

9.5

Wonderfully expressive, baked red fruit pie fruit notes, so plush, so luxurious. In the mouth this is beautifully rounded with resolved tannin, well balanced fruit with a long, fine tannic structure and tapered finish.

Wonderfully expressive, baked red fruit pie fruit notes, so plush, so luxurious. In the mouth this is beautifully rounded with resolved tannin, well balanced fruit with a long, fine tannic structure and tapered finish.

Sep 13th, 2015
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

9.5

Single estate. Velvety with beautiful fruit & spices.

Single estate. Velvety with beautiful fruit & spices.

May 26th, 2015
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.7

Extraordinary depth and elegance. A great bottle of wine and the first Contino. A rare treat for any wine lover. Compares to great Gran Riserva Rioja from 59 and 52. Shows the faster maturation of the newer style but at my age I'm happy to get to this greatness as quickly as possible. Bravo!!

Extraordinary depth and elegance. A great bottle of wine and the first Contino. A rare treat for any wine lover. Compares to great Gran Riserva Rioja from 59 and 52. Shows the faster maturation of the newer style but at my age I'm happy to get to this greatness as quickly as possible. Bravo!!

Apr 3rd, 2015
EatSommThings (Jimmy)

#CVNEContino wine maker dinner. First vintage produced. Lots of non fruit and secondary notes...herbs menthol leather cigar. Soft tannins

#CVNEContino wine maker dinner. First vintage produced. Lots of non fruit and secondary notes...herbs menthol leather cigar. Soft tannins

Mar 11th, 2015
Leslee D. Miller

Owner and Certified Sommelier Amusée Wine Consulting

9.4

2008 Contino-dk raspberry, cracked blk pepper, soft fresh rose petals, bits of iron & glints of violet. ❤️

2008 Contino-dk raspberry, cracked blk pepper, soft fresh rose petals, bits of iron & glints of violet. ❤️

Mar 1st, 2015