2018 Bayly Ranch Cabernet Franc | I. Brand & Family | Winestyr
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2018 Bayly Ranch Cabernet Franc

750 ML / 13.1% ABV

$30 Retail Price
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Producer I. Brand & Family

Varietal Cabernet Franc

Vintage 2018

Region California - Central Coast

Production 165 cases

Certifications Sustainable Vegan

Winestyr Review

We try not to immediately compare domestic expressions to their European origins, but it's incredibly hard not to compare this Cabernet Franc to the Loire Valley. The aromatics are high toned and abundant, dancing out of the glass with velocity and liveliness. On the palate, it's all crushed red berries, savory herbs, and minerals. Immensely drinkable, complex, and lip smacking, this is an immediate favorite.

The Winery

I. Brand & Family

Named one of Wine & Spirits Magazine's "40 Under 40 Tastemakers" and the San Francisco Chronicle's 2018 Winemaker of the Year, Ian Brand is one of the premier names in California winemaking today. Brand's commitment to organic farming and progressive style calls back to his time at Bonny Doon as the assistant winemaker to Randall Grahm and is the core of everything he does. Le P'tit Paysan is a project dedicated to finding vineyard sites on the fringe and bringing their personality from vine to bottle. Working primarily with vineyards in Monterey and San Benito counties, Brand has the chance to champion both regions and their unique terroir, a confluence of Pacific wind and most of California's otherwise rare limestone escarpments.

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