Thursday, August 15, 2019
More great press for Black Slate!
It is hard to believe that we started working with the Black Slate lineup all the way back with the 2010 Vintage! I wonder if any of our customers still have a 2010 Black Slate Porrera or La Vilella Alta in their cellar? If so we would love to hear how they are tasting. Looking back on our original blog post from 2013 I am amazed that the prices for these gems are still under $20. It was true then and it is true now, the wines represent some of the greatest values from any region in the world.
2016 Black Slate La Vilella Alta Priorat....$19.99
This generous red features a round, soft texture that carries ripe black fruit flavors, laced with licorice, toast and loamy earth notes. Offers well-integrated tannins and gentle acidity. Pretty floral and cinnamon details emerge on the finish. Drink now through 2028. 1,800 cases imported.
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator
2017 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila Priorat...$18.99
The 2017 Black Slate Gratallops Vi De La Vila comes from a warmer region in the Priorat and has a more powerful, ripe, opulent style compared to the Porrera cuvée, which comes from a cooler region. A huge nose of mulled cherries, dried earth, spice, and dusty pebble-like minerality gives way to a medium to full-bodied Priorat that has ripe tannins, an opulent, sexy texture, and a great finish. It’s another wine from Solomon that has classic Priorat character, is impeccably balanced, and drinks way above its humble price point. Don’t miss it! The blend is 58% Grenache, 32% Carignan, and 10% Syrah, aged 12 months in 20% new French oak.
Rated 95/100 Jeb Dunnuck