Sandlands

Lodi Cinsault

9.25 ratings
9.21 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Cinsault
Top Notes For
Jay Kline

The vines for this wine were planted in 1886 in the heart of western Lodi by Joseph Spenker and farmed for decades by Al Bechthold. Now, under the care of the Phillips family, this vineyard is providing the material for this beautiful wine from Tegan and Olivia Passalaqua. Possibly the most striking magenta color I have ever beheld in a wine. Gorgeous aromatics of bruised Red Delicious apple, red cherries and...even a touch of the stickiest of the icky? On the palate, it’s red cherries, plums, watermelon and violet pastilles. This wine stimulates the mind in the most wonderful of ways. A svelte 12.3% ABV, I’m completely smitten. While there is balance and structure to last for several years, this is too delightful to not drink now.

The vines for this wine were planted in 1886 in the heart of western Lodi by Joseph Spenker and farmed for decades by Al Bechthold. Now, under the care of the Phillips family, this vineyard is providing the material for this beautiful wine from Tegan and Olivia Passalaqua. Possibly the most striking magenta color I have ever beheld in a wine. Gorgeous aromatics of bruised Red Delicious apple, red cherries and...even a touch of the stickiest of the icky? On the palate, it’s red cherries, plums, watermelon and violet pastilles. This wine stimulates the mind in the most wonderful of ways. A svelte 12.3% ABV, I’m completely smitten. While there is balance and structure to last for several years, this is too delightful to not drink now.

Mar 29th, 2020
Joe Weinberger

The first Sandlands wine I haven’t been super impressed with. The winemaking is sound and it tastes good, but I was hoping for something more interesting.

The first Sandlands wine I haven’t been super impressed with. The winemaking is sound and it tastes good, but I was hoping for something more interesting.

May 9th, 2020
John Wilmot

Delicious

Delicious

Apr 22nd, 2020
Brendan Baker

Violet, raspberry, strawberry, lightweight and pure 😍

Violet, raspberry, strawberry, lightweight and pure 😍

Apr 5th, 2020
Ben Choi

Ben had this 3 months ago

Ben had this 3 months ago

Apr 2nd, 2020