Jack Tipple’s Rioja Spain Wine Tasting

Join us on Monday, March 18 from 7-9pm for Jack’s Tipple’s Rioja Spain Wine Tasting! We will be pouring Six mouth-watering selections from

CVNE – Compañía Vinícola del Norte de España with light hors d’oeuvres.

Admission is $15 per person and must be made in advance at Tipple’s or by phone (352-672-6303). Space is very limited so sign up soon! Sorry, no refunds or cancellations, please make sure you can attend before signing up! You will be consuming delicious wines, please arrange for a safe ride home.

In addition to the featured wines, your admission includes a Riedel Wine glass. 

The Featured Wines

Winemaker’s Notes: Pale yellow color with golden hues. A good release of tiny bubbles rising in trains to form a cheerful crown of mousse. This Cava displays fruit notes and typical nuances of aging in bottle. There is fresh acidity for balance, with a creamy texture and lingering finish.


2016 CVNE Monopole Blanco
Winemaker’s Notes:
Pale yellow color with greenish tonality. The aromas are composed of a set of typical fruits of the Rioja region, such as apple, pear, white currants and spring flowers. In the mouth it is attractive, in a soft and fresh way, with a long finish that culminates in a fruity aftertaste.

91 Points James Suckling: Always a delicious white with sliced apple, melon and green pear character. Medium body, bright acidity. Lively finish.

2017 CVNE Rose
Winemakers Notes: Attractive strawberry red color with blue-ish hints. This Rose offers intense red fruit aromas of strawberry, red currant and raspberry, candy and licorice. On the palate, it shows a perfect balance between sweetness and acidity which provides freshness even in the finish.

2015 CVNE Crianza
Winemaker’s Notes:

Garnet color with violet notes on the meniscus. In the nose it is surprisingly aromatic especially emphasized the red fruits and licorice in balance with the aromas from the American barrel which reminds us of vanilla and cocoa with some caramel. Its smooth entry into the mouth takes you to a round step with a long fruity retro-tail. It is a pleasant fresh and perfect companion wine for all the dishes of the Mediterranean diet.

Blend: 85% Tempranillo and 15% Garnacha tinta and Mazuelo.

2013 CVNE Rioja Reserva 
Winemaker’s Notes: Garnet color with medium intensity and red notes in the center of the wine. The 2013 Rioja Reserva displays aromas of berries and licorice well complemented with spices, vanilla and toasted flavors coming from the French and American oak aging. The palate is long and smooth with a characteristic end of light freshness. It is a youthful and interesting wine, in addition to persistent. Ideal to pair with meat, fish and stew.

Blend: 85% Tempranillo,15% Garnacha, Graciano and Mazuelo.

92 Points James Suckling: This shows really pretty fruit with chocolate, meat and plum character. Medium to full body, soft and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Very well-done for the difficult 2013 vintage. Drink now.


2012 CVNE Gran Reserva 

Winemaker’s Notes: Beautiful garnet color. On the nose find mature black fruit and licorice in perfect balance with the aromas coming from the barrel aging such as vanilla, toffee and tobacco leaves. Smooth and silky on the palate the final acidity gives a lengthy finish of balsamic and fruity notes.

Blend: 85% Tempranillo, 10% Graciano and 5% Mazuelo.

91+ Points Robert Parker: The 2012 Cune Gran Reserva, matured in barrel for two years and was kept in bottle for three years before it was released. It had a lot of freshness, with notes of red fruit and an iron-like touch, austere and serious. The oak is pretty much in the background. The palate is sleek and polished, with fine tannins and a soft mouthfeel. Very good balance and drinkability.





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