Sandlands

San Benito County Mataro

9.323 ratings
9.37 pro ratings
San Benito County, Central Coast, California, USA
Mataro
Top Notes For
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
Stephen Redenbaugh

Virile, yet tiny dancer light on the initial attack. Not rich, but a spreading carpet of complex, vibrating ripe black fruit with a healthy dose of black olive tapenade and balanced acidity. No noticeable oak and ready for the table NOW! Long soothing finish. Kudos Tegan!

Virile, yet tiny dancer light on the initial attack. Not rich, but a spreading carpet of complex, vibrating ripe black fruit with a healthy dose of black olive tapenade and balanced acidity. No noticeable oak and ready for the table NOW! Long soothing finish. Kudos Tegan!

May 4th, 2019
Raj Harb

I found it blue fruited with some confectionary notes. And very drinkable.

I found it blue fruited with some confectionary notes. And very drinkable.

Jul 15th, 2018
Julia Wells

2015

2015

Apr 13th, 2018