2014 Sandlands Carignane


  • USA
  • California
  • San Francisco Bay
  • Contra Costa County
Drink between 2018 - 2023 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 21

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 90 points

    February 28, 2020 - Decanted. Now 3h later.Mild barnyard aromas w tart blackberry, cranberry, forest floor and a hint of eucalyptus. Palate w blackberries, black cherries, mild earth, and bark. Mild- moderate tannins on midpalate. Nice rounded acids lend lift and liveliness. Drinking well now but can see this gaining more complexity and harmony with some more time.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • dougie Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 3, 2019 - They are getting better with age. Need to age longer. Hope there’s some made for 2018, none in 2017(at least I didn’t get any).

  • Rieslingfan wrote:

    December 2, 2019 - After a few years in the cellar, this is beginning to turn a corner into a more complex and interesting place. It still has the wildness of Carignan, the red fruit alternating between sweet cherry and tart cranberry, with a touch of astringent crab apple. It has not added a green tobacco element, reminiscent of Cabernet Franc, and which makes the entire package much more interesting. Another two or three years could bring more definition to the complexity, and round out that crab apple astringency, but it's a good wine for the table right now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • tomlee wrote: 90 points

    June 25, 2019 - Crimson in color. 12.8% ABV. Unique nose of dark fruits, flowers and citrus. Medium body with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing. Cherries, rhubarb, iron and earth on the palate. Nice length on the finish. Delightful, charming and eminently easy to drink. A throwback to an earlier era of winemaking. Best over the next 2-3 years.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
  • khmark7 wrote: 89 points

    May 13, 2019 - Drinking well upon opening. Loads of graphite & tar in the aromatics, and a little more interesting than their basic California Carignane. Stylish and restrained if a bit neutral at times.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Sandlands
  • Varietal Carignane
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion San Francisco Bay
  • Appellation Contra Costa County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 2 (1%)
  • In Cellars 155 (55%)
  • Consumed 123 (44%)

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