"Fine, Precise and Powerful" - 2016 CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja

"Fine, Precise and Powerful" - 2016 CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja

For fans of traditional Rioja, it doesn't get much better than CVNE's Imperial Reserva. The 2016 is in especially fine form and garnered 93-96 points from four leading publications. None other than the Wine Advocate called it "fine, precise, and powerful." That's not all they had to say though....

If you're looking for a grand and complex red to serve with big meals this holiday season, get some of this! Not only is it layered and delicious, we are also offering it up at terrific price. The only caveat is there are only 7 cases, and there's no more to be had once those 84 bottles are gone.

CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja

2016 CVNE Imperial Reserva Rioja

96 points James Suckling, 94 points Vinous Media, 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 93 points Wine Enthusiast  

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The critics seriously gushed over this one. The Wine Advocate said this was the "prototype of red from Rioja Alta" while Vinous Media said it was "sappy and precise on the palate, offering sweet dark berry, cherry liqueur and violet pastille flavors along with hints of mocha and spice cake." They said a lot more than that, but you get the point, this is seriously delicious.

Cvne is based in Haro, the unofficial capital of Rioja, where the oldest wineries of Rioja Alta were originally established. Founded in 1879 by two brothers, C.V.N.E., Compañía Vinicola del Norte de España (The Northern Spanish Wine Company) is today recognized as one of the region's finest producers. 

The 2016 Imperial Reserva is a blend of 85% Tempranillo with the balance in Graciano, Mazuelo, and Garnacha. Fermented with native yeasts in French and American oak, the wine sees 24 months of oak aging. The finished product is classic and classy in style and character, with complex notes of cherry liqueur, exotic spices, vanilla, and cocoa. Full bodied, rich, and ample, this stuff is downright heavenly.

Whether you already adore Rioja or want to experience one of the finest wines Spain has to offer, this is the wine for you. With limited stock (84 bottles) and a great price, I doubt there will be any left by day's end.

ORDER NOW in our online store. We will apply deal pricing once we receive your order.

Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville