Black Slate Escaladei Vi de la Vila Priorat 2014

Recommendation: A delicious bold red blend that’s a GREAT buy.

Winery/Producer: La Conreria D’Scala; Catalonia, Spain.

Grape Variety: Blend of Grenache and Carignane.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Priorat, Spain.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $18.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Roast pork loin with red wine cherry sauce flavored with rosemary, garlic, thyme and roasted garlic, mashed potatoes and sauteed summer & Mexican squash with onions.


    He said: Opened and decanted for 30-minutes. Opaque, inky dark garnet color with a light purple rim. Wispy dark fruit and leather aromas. POWERFUL full body mouth-feel; intense, dusty, bone dry, cherry taste that has tobacco and tar flavors all the way through to the end. This was no shrinking violet…but it became more delicious with every sip. Great acidity, mouth puckering dry, soft tannins and gobs of juicy dark fruit. A delicious bold red blend that’s a GREAT buy.

    She said: Opaque, dark ruby red color with lots of evenly spaced rapidly moving lakes. The first sniff had a lot of alcohol, but the subsequent aroma was mild and fruity flavors swelled over the palate like a giant wave stimulating the taste buds and tickling the sides of the tongue with acidity. The mouth-feel was smooth, dry, full-bodied and luscious. The tannins were well structured and the finish long, but just a tiny bit bitter. The wine was excellent with the dinner, but I’ll bet would sing with grilled lamb and I look for forward to another chance to have that perfect pairing.

Picking grapes in the Priorat region of Spain

Alcohol: 14.5%

UPC Code: 8 410345 080315

Imported by: European Cellars; Charlotte, North Carolina.

Photo from Spanish Wine Lover.