Type: Red Wine
Sandlands is owned by Tegan Passalacqua (Turley Vineyards). Since its launch in 2010, he has made some of California’s most original and sought-after wines. 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 somewhat outliers of California viticulture.
A blend of equal parts Cinsault, Carignane, and Zinfandel from three different sustainably farmed vineyards in Lodi, this wine has aromas of black cherry, apricot, black tea, and violets. On the palate, there is an added layer of licorice and leather. It has granular tannins, nice acid and a smooth finish.