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.
The fruit for this wine was sourced from the Bohan Vineyard in Cazadero on the Sonoma Coast.
Light red in color. Almost as light in color as a red wine can get. 13.2% ABV. Subtle nose of red fruits, citrus and forest floor. Light and refreshing with tangy acidity. Cranberries, pomegranate, black tea and minerals on the palate. Medium length on the finish. Fascinating wine that closely resembles a Beaujolais more than anything else. Drink this one soon.
My rating: 89 points.
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Just this past year Sandlands made its debut on The 2016 Zinfandel Chronicles Power Rankings.
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