A Night with Numanthia

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Our evening began to wind down with our fourth course. With dessert yet to come, I took advantage of the slowing pace of the evening to spend more time with Termanthia.

Unlike both Termes and Numanthia, which are blends of great vineayrd plots, Termanthia is produced with the fruit of a single vineyard, serving as the highest expression of the potential for Tinta de Toro in the Numanthia line up. Here we have ancient vines, 100- to 130-years-old, planted while the incandescent lightbulb and telephone were being pioneered. The vines yield microscopic quantities of remarkable fruit.

Termanthia is about power and longevity, about the deeply rooted history of Toro, and about the history of deep, ungrafted roots. To be honest, it is a wine that can be challenging in its youth, revealing so much of itself only with the passage of time in one's cellar. But even tonight, with the richness of the short rib and the cheeses, the balance and sheer depth of fruit that Termanthia is capable of achieving was on full display.

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    Wish I was there. It all sounds so delicious!

    Jun 23, 2012 at 2:32 AM

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    Jun 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM

  • Snooth User: lingprof
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    The Angelenos love you too, Greg!! Come back soon! (Maybe not at rush hour...)

    Jun 29, 2012 at 6:06 PM

  • Snooth User: EMark
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    Sorry to say I could not make it. This report really makes me (and Peggy to whom I sent the link) sorry.

    Jun 30, 2012 at 2:15 PM

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