Sandlands

Contra Costa County Carignane

9.149 ratings
9.117 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Carignane
Top Notes For
Andrew Holod

National Sales Grapes of Spain

9.1

Family is home, but this solo dinner of arugula pets and baby potato pizza and Carignan, is spot on. Deep purple, slightly elevated (VA? Hints) aromas of mulberry, bramble fruits and distinct leathery old world bent. High-ish acid.

Family is home, but this solo dinner of arugula pets and baby potato pizza and Carignan, is spot on. Deep purple, slightly elevated (VA? Hints) aromas of mulberry, bramble fruits and distinct leathery old world bent. High-ish acid.

Nov 15th, 2017
Yianni Stone

A bit reduced but nice restraint

A bit reduced but nice restraint

Aug 23rd, 2017
Lee Lightfoot

Touch more dark fruit, richness and chocolate than the California

Touch more dark fruit, richness and chocolate than the California

Jun 1st, 2017
Jennifer DiDomizio

Floral, mineral, wild berry, dusty tannin. I've got one more 2014 and 2015 on the way. Woot!

Floral, mineral, wild berry, dusty tannin. I've got one more 2014 and 2015 on the way. Woot!

Feb 9th, 2017
Chad Bowman

Sales LDF Sales

9.3

Savory, mineral, and game. Lip smacking.

Savory, mineral, and game. Lip smacking.

Jan 3rd, 2017
Tom Riley

This wine should only come in magnum. A 750 ml is just a tease. Flowers and berries and minerals on the nose. Sleek and concentrated in the mouth, with the complexity growing the longer it is in the glass. Wish I had more than one bottle left. A kaleidoscope of flavors. And only 12.8% abv. One more bit of proof that Tegan Passalacqua knows what he is about.

This wine should only come in magnum. A 750 ml is just a tease. Flowers and berries and minerals on the nose. Sleek and concentrated in the mouth, with the complexity growing the longer it is in the glass. Wish I had more than one bottle left. A kaleidoscope of flavors. And only 12.8% abv. One more bit of proof that Tegan Passalacqua knows what he is about.

Dec 16th, 2016
Alex Krause

Very nice. lovely focus and just the right density and structure to support and offer pleasing juicy qualities without getting lazy. Merits the praise. Well done.

Very nice. lovely focus and just the right density and structure to support and offer pleasing juicy qualities without getting lazy. Merits the praise. Well done.

Jul 27th, 2016
Erin Pooley

Owner/Winemaker Good Luck Wines

9.2

Pink gold in a magnum has you coming back for more.

Pink gold in a magnum has you coming back for more.

Aug 6th, 2015
Iwan

There’s a lot going on here. Root beer on the nose, with cherry, plum and sage on the palate. Rustic yet very focused. Balanced fruit and acidity. Great.

There’s a lot going on here. Root beer on the nose, with cherry, plum and sage on the palate. Rustic yet very focused. Balanced fruit and acidity. Great.

Jan 27th, 2019
Anthony Lombardi

2014 Sandlands Contra Costa County Carignane is rustic, yet completely approachable. Tannic for sure, but has an elegance to it. Sandy Denny & The Strawbs certainly bring Traditional English Folk to the table, but the Strawbs’ love of Bluegrass adds some great layers to many of the pieces on this collection. Pretty stuff here.

2014 Sandlands Contra Costa County Carignane is rustic, yet completely approachable. Tannic for sure, but has an elegance to it. Sandy Denny & The Strawbs certainly bring Traditional English Folk to the table, but the Strawbs’ love of Bluegrass adds some great layers to many of the pieces on this collection. Pretty stuff here.

Mar 23rd, 2018