Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine

9.128 ratings
9.29 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
Alder Yarrow

Wine Blogger Vinography

9.6

There’s this expression that has arisen in the wine industry in the past decade - “crushable” or “smashable” wines, wines that All but demand you drink another glass and another until you realize sadly that you’ve drunk the entire bottle and you desperately want another. I’ve had my share of such wines, but this is my new favorite “gimme the whole bottle” font of deliciousness. @ownrooted has hit it out of the park with this mixed-black field blend of 1920’s-planted vines in decomposed granite sand. Berries, herbs, earth and an incredible saline kick gives this wine mouthwatering “come hither” appeal. I wish I had 24 more bottles.

There’s this expression that has arisen in the wine industry in the past decade - “crushable” or “smashable” wines, wines that All but demand you drink another glass and another until you realize sadly that you’ve drunk the entire bottle and you desperately want another. I’ve had my share of such wines, but this is my new favorite “gimme the whole bottle” font of deliciousness. @ownrooted has hit it out of the park with this mixed-black field blend of 1920’s-planted vines in decomposed granite sand. Berries, herbs, earth and an incredible saline kick gives this wine mouthwatering “come hither” appeal. I wish I had 24 more bottles.

Oct 11th, 2020
David Shaw

Purple, highly extracted pigment. Eucalyptus, spice and cherry notes in nose. Cherry and raspberry flavors emerges after an hour. Needs decanting and patience. Black licorice aroma and flavor emerge after two hours.

Purple, highly extracted pigment. Eucalyptus, spice and cherry notes in nose. Cherry and raspberry flavors emerges after an hour. Needs decanting and patience. Black licorice aroma and flavor emerge after two hours.

Aug 24th, 2020
Matt Perlman

Fresh, juicy, uncomplicated. Chocolate cherries, sour berries, a little campfire. A straight down the middle crowdpleaser

Fresh, juicy, uncomplicated. Chocolate cherries, sour berries, a little campfire. A straight down the middle crowdpleaser

May 14th, 2020
Boxer Briefs

Awesome wine. She picked it from the cellar. Blind on open I thought it might be cru Beaujolais. Syrah/Carignane blend. Fills out on the palate some but the middle is just a bit thin.

Awesome wine. She picked it from the cellar. Blind on open I thought it might be cru Beaujolais. Syrah/Carignane blend. Fills out on the palate some but the middle is just a bit thin.

Mar 21st, 2020
Jeremy Shanker

Sommelier at RN74

9.1

Unicorn spotting

Unicorn spotting

Feb 20th, 2020
Fraser McKinley

Super bright and bursting at the seams with freshness. A delicious youthful beauty - 2017

Super bright and bursting at the seams with freshness. A delicious youthful beauty - 2017

Aug 3rd, 2019
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
Michael L S

Delicious

Delicious

Oct 28th, 2019
Bryan Kesting

This is a winner. Really enjoyed this. Full of bright cherries and some cedar on the back end

This is a winner. Really enjoyed this. Full of bright cherries and some cedar on the back end

Jul 1st, 2020