R. Lopez de Heredia is one of the classic Rioja producers, founded in the 19th century and still making wine exactly the same. In modern days, we call these guys "natural winemakers". Huge old presses, foot stomping, scare use of chemicals. This bottling was aged two years in new oak and then moved to big cans where the wine sits until it gets bottles a couple years later. Tempranillo (65%), Garnacho (25%), Mazuelo and Graciano all together show a bright ruby red color with great depth and nuance. Super fresh, red cherry, and blood orange, nutmeg and other baking spices. Soft and harmonious with great balance.