Sandlands

Contra Costa County Red Table Wine

8.98 ratings
9.03 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
Lee Lightfoot

Extraordinarily high acid. Better on day two. Waiting at least a year to try again.

Extraordinarily high acid. Better on day two. Waiting at least a year to try again.

Jan 8th, 2021
Jay Kline

This bottle is best served after extended time exposed to some air. My notes are based on a 24hr slow-ox with the cork simply pressed back in after a small glass was poured. The nose is hardly red fruited at all! Instead, it’s a mix of stone fruits and orange citrus with some wet stone. On the palate, indeed, red fruits are here...leaning more towards the lingonberry/pomegranate side of the spectrum and accompanied by bitter orange pith and minerals. More of a welterweight but it’s the ideal structure for a wine like this. The tannins are showing themselves more today than yesterday but overall, it’s a more complete package. A positively charming accompaniment with a wide variety of meals I’m certain I’ve said this before but it’s worth saying again; I wish more wines were made this way.

This bottle is best served after extended time exposed to some air. My notes are based on a 24hr slow-ox with the cork simply pressed back in after a small glass was poured. The nose is hardly red fruited at all! Instead, it’s a mix of stone fruits and orange citrus with some wet stone. On the palate, indeed, red fruits are here...leaning more towards the lingonberry/pomegranate side of the spectrum and accompanied by bitter orange pith and minerals. More of a welterweight but it’s the ideal structure for a wine like this. The tannins are showing themselves more today than yesterday but overall, it’s a more complete package. A positively charming accompaniment with a wide variety of meals I’m certain I’ve said this before but it’s worth saying again; I wish more wines were made this way.

Jan 6th, 2021
Brendan Baker

Fairly muted initially, needed an hour + of air to open. White flowers, citrus, pomegranate, red cherry, lively and bright ✨

Fairly muted initially, needed an hour + of air to open. White flowers, citrus, pomegranate, red cherry, lively and bright ✨

Jan 21st, 2021
Stephen Redenbaugh

Carignan/Mataro blend is light bright purple and marvelously light on the palate. The 12.8 ABV wine dances in your mouth, but the wine is no wimp. Structured, with round tannins and enough acidity to float the boat. No hint of jam, but lots of black fruit, savory herbage, and a hint of grippy stem. Fun with pizza and football. Wish I had a couple more to see the development.

Carignan/Mataro blend is light bright purple and marvelously light on the palate. The 12.8 ABV wine dances in your mouth, but the wine is no wimp. Structured, with round tannins and enough acidity to float the boat. No hint of jam, but lots of black fruit, savory herbage, and a hint of grippy stem. Fun with pizza and football. Wish I had a couple more to see the development.

Dec 28th, 2020
John Wilmot

Delicious

Delicious

Nov 30th, 2020
Matt Lasater

Matt had this 3 months ago

Matt had this 3 months ago

Nov 25th, 2020
Yianni Stoner

Yianni had this 4 months ago

Yianni had this 4 months ago

Nov 14th, 2020
AJ Trommello

AJ had this 2 months ago

AJ had this 2 months ago

Jan 10th, 2021
Alex Spoto

Alex had this 14 days ago

Alex had this 14 days ago

Feb 16th, 2021