Sandlands Lodi Red Table Wine Red Blend 2018

Ratings on Delectable

Jay Kline Delectable Pro

Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m a massive fan of Chateau Musar and a big fan of Tegan’s work with his Sandlands wines. I’m a buyer for both each and every year. So when I learned that he had modeled the 2018 “Red Table Wine” after the wines from Musar, I was like, “Abso-effing-lutely”!! A few nights ago, I couldn’t resist pulling the cork on one to give it the old college try (it is so young after all). I’m happy to report that the wine is tasty and does remind me a bit of Musar, even though the blend uses Zinfandel instead of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s quite reticent at this stage and it evolved at a glacial pace over four days. A mix of dark and red fruits with exotic spices, red rope licorice and coffee. As typical of Sandlands wines, this gained weight with air and the higher acid gives it a lot of energy. Today, I think these drink best with a meal. I intend to hold my remaining bottle for at least a few years. Equal parts Cinsault (Bechthold Vineyard 1886), Carignane (Spenker Ranch 1900) and Zinfandel (Kirschenmann Vineyard 1915).

Let me start with a disclaimer: I’m a massive fan of Chateau Musar and a big fan of Tegan’s work with his Sandlands wines. I’m a buyer for both each and every year. So when I learned that he had modeled the 2018 “Red Table Wine” after the wines from Musar, I was like, “Abso-effing-lutely”!! A few nights ago, I couldn’t resist pulling the cork on one to give it the old college try (it is so young after all). I’m happy to report that the wine is tasty and does remind me a bit of Musar, even though the blend uses Zinfandel instead of Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s quite reticent at this stage and it evolved at a glacial pace over four days. A mix of dark and red fruits with exotic spices, red rope licorice and coffee. As typical of Sandlands wines, this gained weight with air and the higher acid gives it a lot of energy. Today, I think these drink best with a meal. I intend to hold my remaining bottle for at least a few years. Equal parts Cinsault (Bechthold Vineyard 1886), Carignane (Spenker Ranch 1900) and Zinfandel (Kirschenmann Vineyard 1915).

9.1

Nate Axline Delectable Pro

Cinsault, Carignane, & Zin all equal parts from 100+ vines. Nice balance of the three, great fruit depth

Cinsault, Carignane, & Zin all equal parts from 100+ vines. Nice balance of the three, great fruit depth

9.1

Joe Campanale Delectable Pro

Beverage Director/Partner dell’anima, L’Artusi, Anfora, and L’Apicio

Juicy, delicious.

Juicy, delicious.

9.1

Brent Clayton Delectable Pro

Jammy fruit, racy acidity, fleshy and vibrant. Nice right out of the box! #grasslglass

Jammy fruit, racy acidity, fleshy and vibrant. Nice right out of the box! #grasslglass

9.2

Michael L S Delectable Pro

Really enjoyed this. Very aromatic and a good depth of fruit.

Really enjoyed this. Very aromatic and a good depth of fruit.

Justin Hansohn

Didn’t last long with a nice stretched out dinner with bison, lamb, sweet potatoes, salad, biscuits. This is certainly a lovely red table wine. Good value. Uber clean and energetic. Have no doubts this will hold out for as long as you want it to as well.

Didn’t last long with a nice stretched out dinner with bison, lamb, sweet potatoes, salad, biscuits. This is certainly a lovely red table wine. Good value. Uber clean and energetic. Have no doubts this will hold out for as long as you want it to as well.

9.1

Justin Hansohn

Like concentrated freshness and verve with perfect balanced density of fruit. A polished young supermodel of a wine. This is just absolutely excellent winemaking with good source material. Great value too! Gets an extra 0.1 for value

Like concentrated freshness and verve with perfect balanced density of fruit. A polished young supermodel of a wine. This is just absolutely excellent winemaking with good source material. Great value too! Gets an extra 0.1 for value

9.1

Jonathan Salky

I wish I had more. Fun, easy wine.

I wish I had more. Fun, easy wine.

9.2

Brendan Baker

Had to pop one early, but can’t wait to see where this goes in a few yrs...

Had to pop one early, but can’t wait to see where this goes in a few yrs...

9.1

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