Sandlands

Contra Costa County Mataro

9.210 ratings
9.25 pro ratings
Contra Costa County, San Francisco Bay, California, USA
Mataro
Top Notes For
Levi Glenn

On the first crack it was bracingly tannic and thin on the mid, but with nice aromatics. Night two, mid-palate opened up tannins tamed down. Made a lot more sense. Really nice wine, young and needs some air.

On the first crack it was bracingly tannic and thin on the mid, but with nice aromatics. Night two, mid-palate opened up tannins tamed down. Made a lot more sense. Really nice wine, young and needs some air.

Apr 29th, 2019
Boxer Briefs

1929 planted, sand, 8 barrels, 200 cases? There is some acid and oak that are a bit upfront. Lay this wine down for years and come back to it.

1929 planted, sand, 8 barrels, 200 cases? There is some acid and oak that are a bit upfront. Lay this wine down for years and come back to it.

Oct 16th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.0

Accessible yet has stuffing to age nicely for a decade. Dark cherries and aromatic spice, serious yet delicate tannins, interwoven acidity and a moreish finish.

Accessible yet has stuffing to age nicely for a decade. Dark cherries and aromatic spice, serious yet delicate tannins, interwoven acidity and a moreish finish.

May 5th, 2018
Jay Kline

Curiosity got the best of me so I had to open one. These are terribly primary at the moment but still, so much fun! Light ruby color. Beautifully scented. The purest of raspberries, blackberry pie and venison. Flavors are tart brambles and wet rocks. Somewhat reminiscent of a Cru Beaujolais. Lean. Fiercely tannic. Zippy acid. Seemed to gain strength over the two days that it was open. The future should be very bright.

Curiosity got the best of me so I had to open one. These are terribly primary at the moment but still, so much fun! Light ruby color. Beautifully scented. The purest of raspberries, blackberry pie and venison. Flavors are tart brambles and wet rocks. Somewhat reminiscent of a Cru Beaujolais. Lean. Fiercely tannic. Zippy acid. Seemed to gain strength over the two days that it was open. The future should be very bright.

Mar 19th, 2018
Michael L S

I think this is largely Oakley Road fruit. Nice mix of dark fruit and savory notes. Good acidity. Quite nice.

I think this is largely Oakley Road fruit. Nice mix of dark fruit and savory notes. Good acidity. Quite nice.

Aug 19th, 2019
Michael L S

Lots of dark fruit, firm structure and good acidity with a touch of funk. Still young of course.

Lots of dark fruit, firm structure and good acidity with a touch of funk. Still young of course.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Brendan Baker

Red fruit, cedar, spice 👌⚡️🤩

Red fruit, cedar, spice 👌⚡️🤩

Feb 27th, 2019
Scott Vignos

Whyyyyy can’t I exhibit some self control and not open these bottles? Even so young, it’s a beautiful wine. Bright, purple fruits, hibiscus, cedar and smoky, elegant secondaries.

Whyyyyy can’t I exhibit some self control and not open these bottles? Even so young, it’s a beautiful wine. Bright, purple fruits, hibiscus, cedar and smoky, elegant secondaries.

Oct 29th, 2018
John Wilmot

Delicious

Delicious

Mar 18th, 2018
Jeff D
8.9

Jeff had this a year ago

Jeff had this a year ago

Sep 29th, 2018