So when I search on my macbook it automatically puts the most relevant search results at the top. I'm not at my macbook right now so I can't describe exactly, but I think if you go to the 'sort notes by' you have an option to sort by date created/title/etc. mine is set to sort by relevance and I'm pretty sure this is the default option.
On windows this is not an option, so when I search for a word or sentence it shows me the most recent notes that contain that search term. On my macbook it would show me notes that repeated that search term lots of times, so I wouldn't have to spend too much time looking through the hundreds of notes it has found.