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Le P'tit Paysan Cabernet Sauvignon
Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )
United States - California - Central Coast

Le P'tit Paysan offers intense blackberry, dark cherry aromas, chocolate, herbaceous and toasty notes on the palate. Medium-bodied, well-balanced with moderate and integrated tannins that give structure and liveliness to the wine.

A beautiful example of ‘old school’ California Cabernet made with minimal intervention from mature vineyards.

Specifications
Appellation
Central Coast
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Soil type
sandy, calcarious and rocky alluvial deposits
Vinification
Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from two vineyards, a 44 year old vineyard planted in the calcareous alluvial deposits of the San Benito River and a 25 year old vineyard east of Gilroy, which grows in deep, extremely sandy soils against the foothills of the Diablo Range. The Petit Verdot from the Paicines AVA grows in rocky alluvial deposits above the Tres Pinos arroyo. All 3 vineyards experience the warm days and cold nights typical of the Central Coast, allowing these late ripening Bordeaux varieties to be picked at high acidity and moderate sugars. Fermented whole berry in several lots with endemic yeasts, pressed after approximately 20 days.
Aged 11 months on lees in French oak barrels (3% new)
Production
1,540 (9-liter cases)
Pairings

Pairs well with steak, duck, game, hearty stews, ribs, and dark, rich sauces.

Reviews and News

2018 Le P'tit Paysan Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 PTS - WE

2018 Le P'tit Paysan Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"

- Matt KETTMANN."
- Wine Enthusiast (October 2020), 92 pts

2016 Le P'tit Paysan Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

2016 Le P'tit Paysan Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - Editors' Choice - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"Warm aromas of baked red cherry and caramel grow more complex due to a gravelly minerality and hints of peppercorns on the nose of this bottling by Ian Brand. The palate leads with oregano and pepper, those spices overwhelming the fruit, and the rocky minerality continues, leading into a cocoa-laced finish. It is a lithe and lively style of Cab."
- Wine Enthusiast (June 2018), 91 pts - Editors' Choice

Producer Information: Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )

Ian and Heather Brand founded I Brand Family Wines in Central Coast California in 2008. Ian’s first winery job was with Bonny Doon Winery; he then went to work for ...
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