If I haven’t mentioned it before, I love these Red Table Wines produced by Sandlands. They’re not fussy and deliver the goods when you need a versatile red wine to pair with a variety of meals. The only trouble is, I can never seem to get my hands on enough of them! Some quick notes over dinner: Popped and poured, bright and fresh bramble fruits on the nose with medium+ intensity. On the palate, a mixed fruits set with blue, black and red fruits all playing nicely together. Medium tannin and medium acid. Finish is also medium. Worked well with chicken wings and corn on the cob. — 13 days ago
Nose of white floral, ripe stone fruit, stones and golden straw. Lemony on the palette, nice acidity slimming the round fruity notes. Quick finish. Good with smoked turkey.
In a blind tasting, I would never guess mevushal (thank you, flash detente). No cooked notes, but the texture has some vagueness, and some character notes stripped from the palette. Best mevushal wine I have had, and Roussanne is one of my favorite varietals. Repurchase for sure.
So far, thumbs up to the Mensch Zinfandel and Roussanne. Good job!
— 22 days ago
Pours deep ruby color. Big bouquet of plums and dark fruit. Upfront taste of dark cherries then transitions to soft plums with a mild finish — 8 days ago
This wine saved my marriage. The Mrs and I were fighting over shoes in the entryway. Enter the four virtues Lodi Cab. This wine begins as one would expect... Dark red berries, amirite? But wait, in the second act your taste buds are treated to what can only be described as what I assume is the bourbon barrel that this is aged in. Tbh... It kinda finishes with caramel or something. Tl;Dr - the shoes are organized, the wine was great, and the wife isn't satisfied. — 7 days ago
Like better than a cab. Not fav zin, but definitely really nice. Deep cherry notes. More tart than peppery. Only a pinch of smoke. A little sweet, like blueberry. — 8 hours ago
Color of light purple, just a bit cloudy. Nose of fermented cabbage, currants, spicy bourbon note, and spicy alcohol vapor in the nasal cavity. Taste of black tea, light hint of apple, almost no tannins, a bit sweet from dark fruit like dark skin grape, some flowering notes, and a bit graphite note. Aftertaste shows some more black tea and warmth in the throat. Decent. — 17 days ago
Big and bold with loads of ripe dark fruits. Fig, vanilla, BBQ smoke, and nice touch of violet and peppery spices. Very lush palate. A bit too sweet to my palate, but have enough acidity to balance it out. Smooth grippy tannins.
I love the Petit Petite bottling from the winery for its playfulness. This is a more serious wine, but just as good. My first 100% Petit Verdot bottle. — 24 days ago