Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro

9.233 ratings
9.310 pro ratings
San Benito County, Central Coast, California, USA
Mataro
Top Notes For
Brian Tuite

Delicious!

Delicious!

Jul 4th, 2019
Alex Hill

Sales Director Unti Vineyards

9.1

Expressive and pure with fine grained tannins and a savory profile. Vinous with an iron edge and dusty cherry fruit.

Expressive and pure with fine grained tannins and a savory profile. Vinous with an iron edge and dusty cherry fruit.

Apr 22nd, 2019
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.4

Dark, silky and beyond good. Shows lots of beautiful mineral lift as if it was right bank bordeaux over limestone. Clean and utterly delicious

Dark, silky and beyond good. Shows lots of beautiful mineral lift as if it was right bank bordeaux over limestone. Clean and utterly delicious

Sep 4th, 2018
Patrick Derdeyn

Day 2. This is a beauty. Really opens up showing lush red fruit yet still keeping it cool at 14%. Impressive now and will gain complexity with age.

Day 2. This is a beauty. Really opens up showing lush red fruit yet still keeping it cool at 14%. Impressive now and will gain complexity with age.

Apr 7th, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.0

Needs an hour to open but provides an explosion of dark fruit and spice with balance.

Needs an hour to open but provides an explosion of dark fruit and spice with balance.

Jan 14th, 2018
Anthony Lombardi

Really enjoy this. Definitely a fruit driven expression of Mataro (Mourvèdre). Tannins are present, but don't intrude here and characteristic cracked pepper emerges on the mid palate. The nose is where this one really shines. Fresh, fragrant blackberries which recall a farmer's market stall with the day's fresh picks. Great stuff.

Really enjoy this. Definitely a fruit driven expression of Mataro (Mourvèdre). Tannins are present, but don't intrude here and characteristic cracked pepper emerges on the mid palate. The nose is where this one really shines. Fresh, fragrant blackberries which recall a farmer's market stall with the day's fresh picks. Great stuff.

1 person found it helpfulAug 29th, 2017
Michael L S

This remains a delicious wine. Good juicy core of dark fruit over good structure and earthy notes. Good acidity too.

This remains a delicious wine. Good juicy core of dark fruit over good structure and earthy notes. Good acidity too.

Jan 27th, 2019
Michael L S

This is totally delicious. Dark ripe fruit over an earthy core. Light on its feet and refreshing from good acidity.

This is totally delicious. Dark ripe fruit over an earthy core. Light on its feet and refreshing from good acidity.

Dec 8th, 2017
Tom Riley

First tasted this at DBGB Kitchen on the Bowery in Manhattan. To wax poetic for a second, I was smitten. This is a lovely, elegant wine. Great concentration with a complex flavor profile. Bright, accessible, heck, I'd say vivacious. Super QPR. So happy I have one more. Wow.

First tasted this at DBGB Kitchen on the Bowery in Manhattan. To wax poetic for a second, I was smitten. This is a lovely, elegant wine. Great concentration with a complex flavor profile. Bright, accessible, heck, I'd say vivacious. Super QPR. So happy I have one more. Wow.

Sep 23rd, 2017
Brendan Baker

Blue and black fruit, bramble, wet earth, violet, fine tannin. This is just starting to soften and I can’t wait to see it with a bit more age

Blue and black fruit, bramble, wet earth, violet, fine tannin. This is just starting to soften and I can’t wait to see it with a bit more age

Jul 3rd, 2019