My last bottle of this, and like its predecessors, it did not disappoint. Lovely dark cherry red color and a typical nose of dried herbs, dill pickle, and red and black berry fruit. On the palate, it adds leather and spice, and its zingy acidity is remarkable. It is a wine that can be paired with many a dish for dinner, and it delivers lots of flavor and provokes plenty of thought. At roughly $19, this wine is a huge bargain, and it proves yet again (IMO), that Rioja delivers more world-class wine for under $20 than any other wine region in the old world (with maybe the exception of the Barberas, Langhes and Dolcettos of Piemonte).