Fans of Priorat wines know that they can be quite pricey so I was astonished to find this generous Priorat at such an incredible value. Conreria d'Scala Dei is a collaboration project of four Priorat winemakers who wanted to make approachable Priorat wines that still expressed the quality that this special wine region can produce. Escaladei is a blend of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon and Carignan that spends 20 months in large French oak. This rich, smooth wine is dense with red and black cherry and plum fruits with the Priorat black slate soils adding a freshness to balance the ripe fruit. This is quite an elegant and satisfying wine at this price.