2019 Red Table Wine – Contra Costa County – 11 barrels produced. 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). 65% Carignane / 35% Mataro Bright cranberry, peach, violets and driftwood. Fine, supple, acid-driven finish. 12.8% alc.
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 we work with harken back to California’s roots of exploration, wonder, and hard work.