2019 Sandlands Contra Costa Co. Carignane
Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking for Turley Cellars. Sandlands is his passion project with his wife Olivia. Very small production, we were only able to get our hands on 12 bottles!
This wine is from a vineyard in Contra Costa county planted in the 1920s. It has hints of orange zest, dried cranberry, purple plum, dried fennel and star anise. It’s medium-bodied with wonderful structure and long, suave tannins.
Sustainable farming practices, only 5 barrels produced.
*Carignane is a medium-bodied red, perfect for those who like the flavor of Cabernet Sauvignon but not necessarily the bold tannins that come with it. It’s very food-friendly, great with manchego cheese, Sausage Paella or anything off the BBQ.
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Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. The line-up encompasses the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite (sand), from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture.
Tegan, a Napa Valley native, got his start in the wine industry working in winery labs in Napa. He has worked in the cellars of Craggy Range in New Zealand with Doug Wisor, with Eben Sadie in the Swartland of South Africa, and with Alain and Maxime Graillot in the Northern Rhone Valley of France. For the past eleven years, he has worked for Turley Wine Cellars, working his way up from harvest intern to Winemaker/Vineyard Manager.