Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Blend

9.08 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Andrew

Young deep purple color. Mouthful of juicy, sour berries. Lively like a good Beaujolais.

Young deep purple color. Mouthful of juicy, sour berries. Lively like a good Beaujolais.

Mar 31st, 2019
Jay Kline

Splash decanted. If I had to use one word to describe this wine it would be "fresh". Everything about it projects freshness. As I poured this into the decanter, I was immediately struck by how energetic and alive this wine looked. Very expressive on the nose with a fantastic combination of red and blue fruits and the smell of spring air. On the palate: red and blue fruits and a sort of chalky, mineral-like thing that was almost electric. I thought the tannins were relatively low and the acid relatively high but nothing at all overbearing. This would be sublime with a wide range of foods and even worked tonight with our salmon risotto. The 2017 Red Table Wine is exactly as advertised. It was freaking delicious from the first glass to the last. More wines should be made like this. No fuss. Honest. Fresh. Quaff-able. Drink now with a splash decant and over the next 5-7 years.

Splash decanted. If I had to use one word to describe this wine it would be "fresh". Everything about it projects freshness. As I poured this into the decanter, I was immediately struck by how energetic and alive this wine looked. Very expressive on the nose with a fantastic combination of red and blue fruits and the smell of spring air. On the palate: red and blue fruits and a sort of chalky, mineral-like thing that was almost electric. I thought the tannins were relatively low and the acid relatively high but nothing at all overbearing. This would be sublime with a wide range of foods and even worked tonight with our salmon risotto. The 2017 Red Table Wine is exactly as advertised. It was freaking delicious from the first glass to the last. More wines should be made like this. No fuss. Honest. Fresh. Quaff-able. Drink now with a splash decant and over the next 5-7 years.

Mar 29th, 2019
Brian Rafkin

Nice basic bottling. Had a bit of a tang to it, for lack of a better descriptor.

Nice basic bottling. Had a bit of a tang to it, for lack of a better descriptor.

Apr 16th, 2019
Justin

Justin had this 6 days ago

Justin had this 6 days ago

May 13th, 2019
PAO
8.9

PAO had this 8 days ago

PAO had this 8 days ago

May 11th, 2019
Caleb Krell

Caleb had this a month ago

Caleb had this a month ago

Apr 20th, 2019
John Wilmot

John had this a month ago

John had this a month ago

Apr 7th, 2019
itsericmueller

itsericmueller had this 2 months ago

itsericmueller had this 2 months ago

Mar 20th, 2019