Region: Contra Costa
Type: Red Wine
Grape: Carignane/Mataro (Mourvedre)
Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. The line-up encompasses the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite (sand), from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture. Primarily head-trained, dry-farmed and own rooted, the vineyards Sandlands works with harken back to California’s roots of exploration, wonder, and hard work.
The vineyard was planted in the 1920s in what is classified as Dehli blow sand (decomposed granite that has been deposited by wind and water).
Notes of salted plum, peach, violets and driftwood, and a fine, supple, acid-driven finish.