Viva Espana!

We went to Prima’s for my birthday.  The thing I like is the monterous wine list.  This adventure was particularly tasty as my sommelier friend showed up and took us deep into the wine list.   I started with a tasting, which was five glasses from around the world, ending with a Châteauneuf-du-Pape that I can’t remember where it was from because…I still don’t speak French.  Then the Wine Genius showed up and opened with a 2004 Bodegas Condado de Haza Tinto, Ribera del Duero .  It was amazing.  I should have told her about the secret book but I was holding out.  When it was time for a second bottle, I asked for the binder.  From that massive selection she pulled out 2005 Bodegas Numanthia-Termes, Termes, Toro.  That little gem needed to open up a little so we decanted it and let it sit.  It started very high alcohol, low fruit.  Then we let it set for about 15 minutes and the alcohol settled down and the fruit came up.  All and all, it was a great wine evening.  The Wine Genius likes the Spanish wines, she says they’re like the Super Tuscany’s before they caught on.  I like the thinking behind it and I sure liked the wine.

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