This is a modern take on a classic Rioja. The grapes are handled much more precisely but it still sees 18 months in oak, 80% French and 20% American. There's a tart cherry and slightly oxidized note on the nose (classic Rioja). There's a broadness to the texture, but without being dense or jammy, with the fruit needing some time to build on your palate. The acidity keeps everything in line (modern Rioja). Once those flavors build, they are of the darker, leathery kind (classic Rioja). This wine needs loads of time, probably another decade, for it to come into harmony, but when it does, it will be stunning.