2018 Sandlands Sonoma County Chardonnay

$48

Tegan Passalacqua is the Director of Winemaking for Turley Cellars. Sandlands is his personal project with his wife Olivia Passalacqua.

This is a highly allocated Chardonnay from the Vendemia vineyard, most recently christened with the name “Chuy” to honor the man who lovingly cared for this vineyard its entire life. This is the last harvest of these 45 year-old vines planted at 1,000 feet elevation.

Lemon curd, petrol oil and white nectarines with a taut, honeyed finish. This wine has nice structure and a long, balanced finish. Only 4 barrels produced!

Sustainable Farming Practices.

 

 

    Pairs with

Sold Out

Sandlands is the personal project of Tegan and Olivia Passalacqua. The line-up encompasses the forgotten classic California varieties, primarily grown in decomposed granite (sand), from regions and vineyards that have been farmed for many generations but have remained the outliers of California viticulture.

Tegan, a Napa Valley native, got his start in the wine industry working in winery labs in Napa. He has worked in the cellars of Craggy Range in New Zealand with Doug Wisor, with Eben Sadie in the Swartland of South Africa, and with Alain and Maxime Graillot in the Northern Rhone Valley of France. For the past eleven years, he has worked for Turley Wine Cellars, working his way up from harvest intern to Winemaker/Vineyard Manager.

Updating…
  • No products in the cart.
Save & Share Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved and you'll be given a link. You, or anyone with the link, can use it to retrieve your Cart at any time.
Back Save & Share Cart
Your Shopping Cart will be saved with Product pictures and information, and Cart Totals. Then send it to yourself, or a friend, with a link to retrieve it at any time.
Your cart email sent successfully :)