C.V.N.E. (Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España) Imperial Reserva Rioja Tempranillo Blend 1978

8.912 ratings on Delectable

Ratings on Delectable

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

An intensely powerful nose redolent of smoky brambles and spicy roasted strawberries. The palate has the same elements as the nose. While light on fruit and weight, the wine in intensely aromatic. The finish is moderately long to long and shows all of the same elements. An intense display of complex flavors. Continues to open for several hours. An initial slight bitterness in the finish disappears quickly and is replaced by warm, rounded smoky red spicy flavors. A wine to pair with any dish with smoked meats and especially smoked bacon. A very nice wine. 4-13 buy.

An intensely powerful nose redolent of smoky brambles and spicy roasted strawberries. The palate has the same elements as the nose. While light on fruit and weight, the wine in intensely aromatic. The finish is moderately long to long and shows all of the same elements. An intense display of complex flavors. Continues to open for several hours. An initial slight bitterness in the finish disappears quickly and is replaced by warm, rounded smoky red spicy flavors. A wine to pair with any dish with smoked meats and especially smoked bacon. A very nice wine. 4-13 buy.

8.6

Jeremy Shanker Delectable Pro

Sommelier at RN74

Tired. Not bad but on the downslope.

Tired. Not bad but on the downslope.

8.6

Robert Cunningham Delectable Pro

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

Great balance. Lovely nose, palate and moderately long finish. Soft and silky on palate. Needs at least 1 hour. Very nice wine. Fades after 2 hours

Great balance. Lovely nose, palate and moderately long finish. Soft and silky on palate. Needs at least 1 hour. Very nice wine. Fades after 2 hours

8.7

Sam Coturri Delectable Pro

Winery Sixteen 600, Enterprise Vineyards and the Moon Mountain District

Tried this too early in the night to make a fair assessment but this was rustic, old school and fascinating.

Tried this too early in the night to make a fair assessment but this was rustic, old school and fascinating.

8.9

Chris Walsh Delectable Pro

Partner Balanced Wine Selections

Exceptional

Exceptional

Eric Egan

Very tasty, meaty, slightly musky Rioja. A lot of sediment in the bottle and a touch matte in colour so perhaps it's had a bit of heat in its life. Initially it was actually quite chemically on the nose but it blow off after half an hour to reveal some nice smoky fruit and spice. Good but I'm sure there are better bottles of this out there.

Very tasty, meaty, slightly musky Rioja. A lot of sediment in the bottle and a touch matte in colour so perhaps it's had a bit of heat in its life. Initially it was actually quite chemically on the nose but it blow off after half an hour to reveal some nice smoky fruit and spice. Good but I'm sure there are better bottles of this out there.

8.8

Location

  • 2 New Montgomery St.
    San Francisco, CA 94105

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