Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine

9.119 ratings
9.25 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
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
Iwan

Fresh and delicious red blend, perfect for the summer. Like a tart bowl of strawberries.

Fresh and delicious red blend, perfect for the summer. Like a tart bowl of strawberries.

Jun 9th, 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
John Wilmot

John had this 6 days ago

John had this 6 days ago

Apr 3rd, 2020
Calvin Andersen

Calvin had this 3 months ago

Calvin had this 3 months ago

Jan 6th, 2020