Cune CVNE Rioja Reserva 2014 | Award Winning Winery – 92 Points – Best Price too
A vibrant Reserva that’s burgundy in color with pink edges. Aromas of muddled cherries and woodsmoke set the stage for textbook Rioja that is dominated by tart wild cherry, dried cranberry, and anise. While leather, vanilla and cedar spice seasoning dance on the mid- and back-palate. Long and dry finish. This is an exceptional quality-to-price ratio Tempranillo blend that will cellar well. Cune CVNE Rioja Reserva 2014 now through 2026.
Cune CVNE Rioja Reserva 2014 presents fresh and juicy, with good density on the palate. Black cherry and plum flavors mingle with toasty and mineral notes, supported by light tannins and balsamic acidity. The fruit is spot-lit, while the wine remains harmonious and graceful. Drink now through 2026.
CUNE (CVNE) Winery | Estate Vineyards
First, sourcing Cune CVNE Rioja Reserva 2014 from estate vineyards in the Rioja Alta. Next incorporating iron oxides tint the crumbly soil a burnt orange and thick Tempranillo vines crane their arms skyward under the hot Spanish sun. While the 2014 was held for two years of bottle aging at Cune’s historic cellar in Haro. A striking architectural masterpiece designed by Alexandre Gustav Eiffel. And their barrel cellar epitomizes the combination of modernity and tradition embodied by Cune wines.
So, during its long slumber at the estate, this crimson wine gained added breadth and savory complexity. Which come through on the palate in notes of leather, cedar, and exotic spice. The result is an incredible deal at $19.99—an unlikely gem, both delicious and cellar-worthy—if you can get to it fast enough.
Wine of the Year Award | Harmonious & Graceful Rioja
Straddling the line between classic and contemporary, traditional and forward thinking, the bold and dynamic 2014 Cune Rioja Reserva reminds us why Cune is the only Spanish winery ever to receive Wine Spectator’s Wine of the Year award. Today’s Cune (CVNE) Rioja Reserva 2014 offers shocking levels of both quality and value.
So, in the 2014 Reserva, 85% Tempranillo is supported by 15% Grenache, Graciano, and Mazuelo, yielding a seamless blend. As Wine Spectator wrote, “Black cherry and plum flavors mingle with toasty and mineral notes, supported by light tannins and balsamic acidity. While cellar techniques include chilling the grapes before fermentation; fermenting in stainless steel and oak vats; and aging in a combination of new and used American and French oak. And each practice lends the finished wine subtle, multi-dimensional flavors and aromatics that allow for the full expression of the region’s terroir. Yet, without any one component dominating Cune (CVNE) Rioja Reserva 2014 profile.