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CVNE 'Cune' Gran Reserva, Rioja, Spain
92 Points

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Region: Spain Rioja
Vintage: 2015
BC Private Wine Stores: $50.0 +price will vary
Marquis Wine Cellars: $50.0 2010 vintage

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WineScores' Review

Silky, fresh, mature.
Compania Vinicola del Norte de Espana (aka CVNE or as a mistake would have it, CUNE) are wines produced from the 5th generation of its original founders; a family that also bottled the first white wine in Spain. It started with the Real de Asua brothers in 1879.
Made predominantly from Tempranillo (with 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo) this gran reserva was aged for 24 months in French and American oak barrels and then in bottle for an additional 36 months before release.
It shows maturity in notes of bruised strawberries, balsamic, dried roses, molasses, leather, pipe tobacco, carob and charred orange peels. The palate mimics the nose but shows notable freshness along with red berries, fine spices, anise, tealeaf and dried flowers. The palate is silky and the tannins sooty. Lovely.

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Pairs great with Gone Crackers Parmesan & Rosemary
Recommended Pairings
Rich Meats , Cheese - Hard/Aged, GONE CRACKERS

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Wine Scores reviewed - 2022-06-13 14:45:55.0


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