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Date Printed: 9/18/2014
Scala Dei Priorat Prior 2003
Scala Dei Priorat Prior 2003
(search item no. 121705)

PRICE ON 9/18/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2004 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Deep ruby in color. This wine is clean, intense and persistent of red fruit, strawberry jam, violets, plums and spices of vanilla, pepper and clean toasted wood on the nose. A full-bodied wine, it is smooth in the front with rich persistent tannins on the finish.
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About Scala Dei:

This remarkable winery dates back to the 12th century and is surrounded by some of the most distinctive winemaking geography in Spain. Scala Dei (Latin for "Ladder of God") produces wines of exceptional flavor and depth which are among the most critically acclaimed from Priorat, one of Spain’s smallest and most recognized DOs. The dramatic terroir of the region surrounding the winery is breathtakingly steep and covered in black slate. The extremely low yields, in some cases only two pounds of fruit per vine, produce highly concentrated grapes. This, together with the intense hand labor used in Priorat, results in wines of superb quality and explains the costliness of the region’s wines. More than half of Priorat’s wine production is exported.