From the makers of Sassicaia, Deep Ruby with red & black fruits and floral aromas of this 60% Cab Sauv 40% Merlot blend. On the palate flavors of cherry, currants and blackberry with cinnamon, licorice, cacao and earthy notes, well integrated. Fine tannins, approachable, a wine with a solid structure, elegant and smooth, long finish, great mouth feel ending with fruit and spicy oak. Will age well over next 5 years. — 7 days ago
Medium straw in color with definitive petrol notes on the nose. I also pick up green apple, honeydew melon, jasmine, and maybe a little beeswax. Very nice off-dry Riesling with deft acidity and a pleasant finish. Paired nicely with the goat cheese and cracker lunch before Thanksgiving dinner. — 8 days ago
My first bottle of the 2019 Contra Costa County “Red Table Wine”. The “Red Table Wine” designation from Sandlands is a bottling that I look forward to with each Sandlands release.
This years version from CCC pours a very pretty translucent ruby with a magenta rim and medium viscosity. Medium+ intensity. Initially, I found the nose to be a little reductive but the wine really begins to express itself and come alive after about 20 minutes of air. As with previous iterations, there’s an overwhelming impression of freshness. An extremely bright mixed fruits set with red, blue and black fruits, red and purple flowers and spices. On the palate, the wine is dry with medium tannin and medium+ acid. Again freshness is everywhere. Confirming the mixed fruits which comes across extremely bright and almost crunchy. The wine is spicy with lovely minerals with an almost crushed gravel characteristic too. Finish is medium+ and works so well with a variety of meals. The body seems to gain some weight with air. Good now but probably better in 2025. 65% Carignan and 35% Mataro. 11 barrels produced. — 18 days ago
The current West Coast IPA standard. Consistently fantastic in the 16oz can but catching it on draft at one of the various Pizza Port properties takes it up just a notch with slightly less dank and super clean high notes on the initial draw. Essential San Diego County brewha. — 11 days ago
For some reason, it just didn’t hit as I expected. From the nose to the finish, less powerful than expected. Excited to try it again — a month ago