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Scala Dei

Scala Dei
2014 Prior Red Wine, Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40
Cellar Selection

Scala Dei
2014 Prior Red Wine, Priorat

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Other Spanish Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Spain
Alcohol: 15%
Nearly opaque brick red color. Aromas of black currants, frais du bois - wild strawberries, planked oak - gauze, and potters clay - pepper with a full body and a long finish with earthy, woody tannins. Complex flavors are nicely integrated with a wild strawberry note developing with with air.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy, complex & rich & full
Aroma Aroma: black currants, frais du bois - wild strawberries, planked oak - gauze, and potters clay - pepper
Taste Flavor: long
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Ribeye With Cabrales Cheese, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Complex flavors are nicely integrated with a wild strawberry note developing with with air.

The Producer or Importer

Aveniu Brands, Inc.

The Producer or  Importer
509 S Exeter, Suite 340
Baltimore, MD 21202
USA
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Other Spanish Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
While there are several important red wine regions in Spain, such as Rioja, Priorat and Ribera del Duero, other regions are home to some distinctive wines. The largest of these is Castilla-La Mancha, neat the cities of Toledo and Madrid in central Spain. This is one of the largest expanses of vineyards in the world; red wines range from lighter-styled reds to Gran Riservas made from Tempranillo, much in the style of the best wines of Rioja. Wines from La Mancha are relative values.

Other regions include Catalonia in northeastern Spain where Penedès and Empordà wines originate as well as Alicante from the province of Valencia on Spain's south east coast.