I. Brand & Family Cabernet Franc Bayly Ranch
Le P'tit Paysan ( I. Brand )
United States - California - San Benito County

This 100% Cabernet Franc is produced from vineyards located in Tres Pinot Creek, (along San Andreas Fault Line), at only 800 foot elevation. A great locale for Cabernet Franc to exhibit Loire-like structure overlaid with the bright fruit befitting California sunshine.

San Benito County
Wine Type
100% Cabernet Franc
Soil type
rocky alluvial deposits, marine layer off the Monterey Bay, via the Pajaro River gap.
Picked at moderate sugars and vinified whole berry (10% whole cluster) with spontaneous yeasts and a 20 day maceration in open top fermenters. Aged 11 months on lees in neutral barrels and puncheons. Naturally bright and low alcohol.
500 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2018 I. Brand & Family Cabernet Franc - 94 PTS - WE

2018 I. Brand & Family Cabernet Franc - 94 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 92 pts"This is a sprightly, textural, mineral-driven bottling that's immediately fascinating yet will be a joy to watch evolve. Light in the glass, it begins with aromas of cranberry, nori wrap, herb-dusted strawberry and a hint of dried blood. The palate shows a rusty edge, offering dried strawberry, crumpled oregano and a hint of green peppercorn. Drink now through 2034. - Matt KETTMANN"

- Wine Enthusiast (Septmember 1st 2021), 94 pts

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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