The 2002 Gine’ Gine’ Spanish red from Priorat had 14% alcohol, cost under $19, and scored a nice 15+ Dionysian points on its scale of a possible 20. At 18 years old, it is at peak.

Still dark ruby with a thin orange ring on the edge, black cherry, spice, oak, even notes of tangerine were on the nose. It’s another Spanish winner.

Served with pork sausage and lots of veggies, and after dinner, it was finished with Spanish cheese. The wine had another decade to hold together and it made a simple basic evening meal into a special event. In Vino Veritas.