I just love this wine. I recall the first time I tried it. It made such an impression on me. The briny noted with citrus highlights just was so surprisingly light. Unexpected in every way. — a month ago
Tasted red raspberry, low tannins — 13 days ago
Apparently we are the only people who drink Cabernet Pfeffer 😂, seemed to like this vintage a bit more than last year’s. Higher acid with some pep — 4 days ago
Good complex aromas of cherry, pomegranate, oak spice, tobacco, and smoke.
Round and soft on the palate with ripe red fruits verging on preserves with some toasty oak, smoke, and meat. Velvety tannins and low acidity.
I wish this had a little more structure, but it's tasty and complex nonetheless. — a month ago
From the winery:
“Our Estate produced Teroldego is a rarely grown grape in the U.S. originating from the Northern Italian Tyrolean area of Trentino-Alto Adige. This big and rich inky dark red wine is lively, exhibits fruity intriguing flavors of dark berry, aromatic wood spice with a finish of structured tannins and bright acidity. Vinified and fermented in techniques similar to our Syrah this Teroldego is aged in 25% new American oak. The alcohol content is 14.2%. “ $36.00 I tasted the 2014 and it was a big & rich wine, excellent after cellaring 7 years. — 2 months ago
Nicely balanced but with acidity taking a bit of a backseat. Quality throughout, although a medium-short finish. This is a wine with layers, showcasing the San Luis Obispo area with pride. This wines character cannot be budged. With seafood, chicken, or soup, it stands unwavering. Very nice. — a month ago
Stewed red cherry, bramble, char, earthy summer woods, and hints of cinnamon candy and mushroom on the nose. Chewy bright cherries, cranberry juice, hints of gamey-ness and zesty spice such as black pepper and ginger on the palate. Mildly tart lightly spiced finish lingers longer than expected. Great value that should go well with spicy, tomato-y, or fatty salmon dishes. Organic and vegan-friendly for anyone interested in that — a month ago
In anticipation of the 2019 fall release of Sandlands, I figured I should open something from my 2018 allocation. The fruit from the San Benito Mataro was sourced from the Enz Vineyard which, I believe is the only active vineyard in the Lime Kiln Valley AVA. However, the Enz vineyard has some of the oldest vines in all of California . I have found that Sandlands Mataro benefit from significant air and this was no exception. In the glass, the wine is bright ruby with a flashy magenta rim; medium viscosity. On the nose, lingonberries, cranberries, red flowers and black pepper. It actually smells spicy. On the palate, again tart red berries with some black pepper. Super primary at this stage with sneaky tannins (medium) that seem to build over time. Acid is high and the somewhat bitter finish is loaded with minerals. Ultimately, this wine is bright and full of energy; a beautiful pairing with Spanish chicken and rice. Really good now but I think the best is yet to come. — 2 months ago