Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County, California 2017

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  • Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County, California 2017
  • Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County, California 2017

Sandlands Chenin Blanc Amador County, California 2017

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Grape: Chenin Blanc

Tasting Notes:  Lemon peel, Mineral, White Peach, Honey

Only 12 barrels produced.

Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. Tegan is a Napa Valley native and director of winemaking at Turley Wine Cellars since 2013.  The name Sandlands comes from the fact that Passalacqua's grapes mostly are grown in sandy regions and without irrigation -- a nod back to the roots of California winemaking.

Rounded mouthfeel with a nice grip. Medium bodied, balanced, excellent acid, and well structured. Akin to a rich 1er white Burgundy but with a pretty linear crushed seashell minerality. On the palate; gravel/mineral, lemon curd, peach, golden apple, pear, citrus and maybe even a bit of white stone fruit. This will work with salads, turkey, fish, or sushi very well.  Fabulous now and a nice wine for the cellar.

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