Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. Tegan is the Winemaker and Vineyard Manager at Turley. The line-up encompasses some of the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture.
Light purple in color. 13.6 ABV. A blend of vineyards from Amador and Contra Costa. Appealing nose of red fruits, baking spices and kirsch. Light to medium body with fresh acidity. Cherries, strawberries, citrus and minerals on the palate. Bright, elegant and delicious. Light tannins on a medium length finish.
My rating: 91 points.
Seriously consider signing up for the Sandlands mailing list. Tegan has a model of exceptional wines at extremely fair prices from impeccable vineyards. What more can you ask for?
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