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 a blend of equal parts Cinsault, Carignane, and Zinfandel from three different vineyards in Lodi. It has aromas of black cherry, apricot, black tea, and violets. The palate has similar flavors with an added layer of licorice and leather. It has granular tannins, nice acid and a smooth finish.
Sustainable Farming Practices.
This wine would be great with duck, pork or Red-Wine Braised Short Ribs. It’s food-friendly and versatile!