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

Cune Gran Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend

9.023 ratings
9.02 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
Peter van den Besselaar

Vintage 2012 | With ten years this Rioja offers beautiful fruit in smell and a true to type Tempranillo taste. Enjoyed this with paëlla.

Vintage 2012 | With ten years this Rioja offers beautiful fruit in smell and a true to type Tempranillo taste. Enjoyed this with paëlla.

Jun 12th, 2022
Joyce Lin

A blend of 85 % Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5 % Mazuelo, this Rioja is dominated by dark fruit with prominent vanilla, purple bouquet and spice notes on the nose. Full bodied with med plus tannin; great acidity with hint of gaminess and smokiness. What a solid Rioja. Drinkable now, could age for another decade.

A blend of 85 % Tempranillo, 10% Graciano, 5 % Mazuelo, this Rioja is dominated by dark fruit with prominent vanilla, purple bouquet and spice notes on the nose. Full bodied with med plus tannin; great acidity with hint of gaminess and smokiness. What a solid Rioja. Drinkable now, could age for another decade.

May 4th, 2019
Jason Keefer

Was expecting more for an 8 year old gran reserva. Flavorful, don’t get me wrong, but lacks a little depth and the fruit is kind of muted and tannins and a bit flat.

Was expecting more for an 8 year old gran reserva. Flavorful, don’t get me wrong, but lacks a little depth and the fruit is kind of muted and tannins and a bit flat.

Dec 10th, 2020
Stacy Stadnik

Never disappoints.

Never disappoints.

Dec 6th, 2020
Hiroshi Tominaga

Great.Rich. Bought at Tokyu Honten for ¥4,000.

Great.Rich. Bought at Tokyu Honten for ¥4,000.

Jul 9th, 2019
K Brooks

Very nice smooth Tempranillo ($33).

Very nice smooth Tempranillo ($33).

May 10th, 2019
Ming L
8.9

I bought couple of bottles of each vintage when the CVNE Grand Reserva showed up at Costco for $19.99. To me this is the best deal one can find for a Rioja.
The 2012 feels leaner, more red fruits, and the oak is more restrained, which I really like. A consistent performer year in and year out.

I bought couple of bottles of each vintage when the CVNE Grand Reserva showed up at Costco for $19.99. To me this is the best deal one can find for a Rioja.
The 2012 feels leaner, more red fruits, and the oak is more restrained, which I really like. A consistent performer year in and year out.

Feb 8th, 2019
Craig Stanfield

This is outstanding wine. Especially after having some lesser wine last night that I’m convinced was heavily treated with Mega Purple. This is genuine, with beautiful fruit and earth flavors, well integrated smooth tannin.

This is outstanding wine. Especially after having some lesser wine last night that I’m convinced was heavily treated with Mega Purple. This is genuine, with beautiful fruit and earth flavors, well integrated smooth tannin.

Mar 29th, 2018
David Miska

Good with pasta. Need some breathing time. Good value from Costco. $16.

Good with pasta. Need some breathing time. Good value from Costco. $16.

Dec 6th, 2017
Brennan Roy

Terrific. Supremely balanced, with oak nose and dark cherry on the tongue, the lightly tannic finish had me pouring more for myself than I probably should have... 😋 Will buy again.

Terrific. Supremely balanced, with oak nose and dark cherry on the tongue, the lightly tannic finish had me pouring more for myself than I probably should have... 😋 Will buy again.

Jul 4th, 2017