I have attended a few tastings with Lyle Fass.  Out of all the people I have met with an opinion about wine, Lyle’s is about the biggest.  He pulls no punches.  Ever.  So to hear him waxing about López de Heredia, a winery that I hold as near and dear as any, (and then some), well it means something.  To put it another way, Lyle passes on more wines than he likes, so when he likes something you know it must be the real deal; as in, he knows as much about Riesling as anyone, and that is one place where purity and terroir are tantamount.  Enjoy this quick treat with Organic Wine Journal and Lyle (who incidentally has stated Wineepedia, the Wikipedia of wine; perhaps I need to start the Rioja section off!).