Cellers de Scala Dei

Negre Priorat Grenache

8.879 ratings
8.910 pro ratings
Priorat, Catalunya, Spain
Grenache
Chocolate & Caramel, Herbs, Soft Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Turkey, Pasta, Mushrooms, Veal, Tomato-Based, Chicken, Exotic Spices, Potato, White Rice, Duck, Nuts & Seeds, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Asian Cuisine, Salads & Greens, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, Quinoa
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Sipping Fine Wine

Winery dates back to the 12th century, Scala Dei (Latin for "Ladder of God"). Since 2000, Grupo Codorniu has assumed management of Winery. Tried older vintages which to me were mediocre, the ‘11 is a step up! Aromas of rich berry fruit with a mineral character. On the palate ripe black cherry and currant flavors with black pepper notes. Fine tannins, good balance, lingering ending with fresh fruit with slight earthy tones. Nice value!

Winery dates back to the 12th century, Scala Dei (Latin for "Ladder of God"). Since 2000, Grupo Codorniu has assumed management of Winery. Tried older vintages which to me were mediocre, the ‘11 is a step up! Aromas of rich berry fruit with a mineral character. On the palate ripe black cherry and currant flavors with black pepper notes. Fine tannins, good balance, lingering ending with fresh fruit with slight earthy tones. Nice value!

Dec 3rd, 2018
Lindsay Aranoff

Currant, spicy hints, tannin aware wine, and remnants of this light cherry cough syrup flavour.

Currant, spicy hints, tannin aware wine, and remnants of this light cherry cough syrup flavour.

1 person found it helpfulJan 29th, 2015
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8.4

Very young vibrant and acid Priorat that needs a bit more time to relax as it was wild, kicking and even still lightly fermenting. Deep ruby red, full of red utters, cassis, cherries and touch of flowers, medium body, high acidity, medium short finish. Worth visiting in 2017, for the time being a score of 84 will do, drink to 2020

Very young vibrant and acid Priorat that needs a bit more time to relax as it was wild, kicking and even still lightly fermenting. Deep ruby red, full of red utters, cassis, cherries and touch of flowers, medium body, high acidity, medium short finish. Worth visiting in 2017, for the time being a score of 84 will do, drink to 2020

Jul 30th, 2016
JD
8.5

A fruity and more-than-adequate entry-level Priorat

A fruity and more-than-adequate entry-level Priorat

Sep 18th, 2014
JD
8.4

Imported by Aveniu brands. Juicy, spicy, a little hot, pretty enjoyable. 100% "Garnatxa," 14.5% ABV.

Imported by Aveniu brands. Juicy, spicy, a little hot, pretty enjoyable. 100% "Garnatxa," 14.5% ABV.

Feb 22nd, 2013
Matthew Doty

Delicious, rich, and dry

Delicious, rich, and dry

May 20th, 2020
Lev Lavrichtchev

Way too young!

Way too young!

Jul 9th, 2017
Rene

Bought at Caprabo in Salt. Nice wine!

Bought at Caprabo in Salt. Nice wine!

Aug 9th, 2016
Kyle Volluz

Tart red fruits with notes of plumb and tobacco.

Tart red fruits with notes of plumb and tobacco.

Jul 30th, 2016
Ichiro Kawachi

Plum & pipe tobacco

Plum & pipe tobacco

Jul 19th, 2015