Scala Dei Priorat Prior 2003

Red Wine from Priorat, Spain

$27.00 $12.99
Save $14.01
Item No. 121705
  • red wine
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

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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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jtryka - Grand Rapids, MI (read all my reviews)

The wine is absolutely lovely in the glass, with deep purple colors, and a nose that just exudes dark fruit, with ample aromas of ripe plum, blackberry and cassis overlaying a hint of leather and cedar. The taste is wonderfully complex, with a burst of fruit up front, lovely ripe plum, black cherry, and sweet blackberry that transition to some wonderful herb notes, along with some earthy notes of limestone and forest floor. The finish is just wonderful, as the refined tannins support a long, lush and dry finish (I know those seem like contradictory terms, but really they aren't!). See the full review on my blog here:
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beanpa - Beaver, PA (read all my reviews)

Style: Big & Bold
Smells great. 3 stars for first taste. The wine and aroma really opened up after decanting. By the time I was finished, I gave it 4 stars
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Learn 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...

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Learn About Priorat

(pree-ohr-aht) The Catalans call it Priorat, most others in Spain say Priorato - however you choose to pronounce it, it's easy to see it has been an up-and-coming region for Spain, sparking envy among collectors. The region has become something of a cult wine producer, creating wines that cost up to 5 times that of a quality Rioja. The region has a special soil, called...

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Learn About Other Red Wine

Other Red Red wines are certainly not limited to Cabernet and Pinot Noir - or even Nebbiolo and Grenache. There are a multitude of grape varieties throughout the world, however, in a Darwinian sense, survival of the fittest only brings us wines made from grapes that can adapt to changing climates and winemaking techniques. Notable Facts Our other red wines primarily consists of...

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