Region: California, United States
Color/Style: Red Wine
Grapes: Carignan/ Carignane, Cinsault, Zinfandel
Sandlands is owned by Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. Tegan is the winemaker and vineyard manager at Turley Vineyards, and his personal project of Sandlands has resulted in some of the most sought-after California wines since its inception in 2010. Showcasing classic California varietals that are often relegated to the fringes of West Coast viticulture, these forgotten gems come from regions and vineyards that have been established for generations, most of them planted on decomposed sandy granite soils. A wonderfully delicious snapshot of Lodi, this cuvée is an equal blend of three varieties and three vineyards: cinsault from Bechthold Vineyard (planted in 1886), carignane from Spenker Ranch (ca. 1900), and zinfandel from Kirschenmann Vineyard (1915), the winery’s home ranch in Victor. Velvety in texture, it unfurls delectable layers of lively black cherry, tea leaf, and orange peel.