Mysterious figure in a dark car park winds up being a great pal. Great Rioja with notes of slate, green apple, a tiny hint of spice. Comes off as part Sauvignon blanc, part Gewurztraminer, but all its own at the same time. Very different from typical Old World offerings. Priced to drink in bulk, too. Having said all that, I question the pedigree. Maybe Spain, but my Hombre Aranja senses tell me this is Spanish grapes harvested elsewhere.