Sandlands

Contra Costa County Mataro

9.129 ratings
9.26 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Mataro
Top Notes For
Patrick Derdeyn

Has a nice bright acidity. The fruit is very dark (as expected for mourvedre) but it's also incredibly fresh. Reminds me a of a young grenache in it's freshness, but with a darker fruit profile and more weight on the palate. It will be interesting to see how this develops more character with time in the cellar.

Has a nice bright acidity. The fruit is very dark (as expected for mourvedre) but it's also incredibly fresh. Reminds me a of a young grenache in it's freshness, but with a darker fruit profile and more weight on the palate. It will be interesting to see how this develops more character with time in the cellar.

Jul 31st, 2017
Robert Rothfield

Bright cherries, with lithe body....nice

Bright cherries, with lithe body....nice

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2018
Trent Fletcher

Fresh, vibrant and racy; always so great to drink; more floral nose than I recall. Delicious.

Fresh, vibrant and racy; always so great to drink; more floral nose than I recall. Delicious.

Aug 2nd, 2019
Justin Francis

Enjoyed this wine compliments of @Jeff Savigny. Let it breathe, eat it with pizza. A bit on the lighter side, rather dry and somewhat peppery. Not my normal glass of wine yet still very drinkable.

Enjoyed this wine compliments of @Jeff Savigny. Let it breathe, eat it with pizza. A bit on the lighter side, rather dry and somewhat peppery. Not my normal glass of wine yet still very drinkable.

Jul 20th, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

One of two we brought to a Korean BBQ-themed dinner last night. Pretty shy right now, but opened up nicely with the food.

One of two we brought to a Korean BBQ-themed dinner last night. Pretty shy right now, but opened up nicely with the food.

Feb 18th, 2018
Robert Rothfield

Really enjoyable...consistent...wish I bought more

Really enjoyable...consistent...wish I bought more

Jan 26th, 2018
Jonathan Pytko

Day 2 was really showing nicely, maybe even getting Beaujolais like

Day 2 was really showing nicely, maybe even getting Beaujolais like

Jan 22nd, 2018
James Zimmer

Pretty fruit forward. Lots of dark fruit in there, but light and surprisingly refreshing. Liked it more on the second day.

Pretty fruit forward. Lots of dark fruit in there, but light and surprisingly refreshing. Liked it more on the second day.

Oct 1st, 2017
Charles Kelly

Perfect intersection of alcohol, acid, tannin and dark somewhat savory fruit. Bright, a little bitter

Perfect intersection of alcohol, acid, tannin and dark somewhat savory fruit. Bright, a little bitter

Aug 8th, 2017
Alexander Vadas

Subtle - was expecting more, but it was consumed so fast, didn't get to see full evolution. Didn't have the grip like the chenins. Still compelling and interesting

Subtle - was expecting more, but it was consumed so fast, didn't get to see full evolution. Didn't have the grip like the chenins. Still compelling and interesting

Aug 7th, 2017