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P'tit Paysan 'Jacks Hill' Chardonnay 2018

I Brand & Family

This is a top-notch California Chardonnay from a few cool climate vineyards in the Salinas Valley. It’s insanely good value and has notes of lemon zest, stone fruits, a touch of vanilla, and cream. It is bright and mineral, with a lovely mid-weight palate.  

About I Brand & Family

Ian Brand, the San Francisco Chronicle’s ‘Winemaker of the Year’ in 2018, produces brilliant and distinctive wines that offer terrific value for California – a state famous for wines that are either incredibly expensive or mass produced.

Founded in 2008 by Ian and his wife Heather, I Brand and Family Wines focuses on vineyards in the underappreciated regions surrounding Monterey Bay – a stretch of the California Central Coast hugely influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Ian quickly established a reputation for seeking out excellent organic and sustainably farmed vineyard sites with the right mix of soil, aspect, variety, and microclimate.

In the winery, Ian looks to be hands off, harvesting quality fruit so that little needs to be done during fermentation. Native yeast, gentle maceration, and minimal oak are all part of the winemaking process.

Initially producing wine under their Le P’tit Paysan label with characterful and expressive ‘village’ wines, they went on to launch the I. Brand label, with elegant and refined single vineyard wines from exceptional sites.

Wine Details

Wine Type

White

Country

U.S.A.

Region

California

Appellation

Monterey

Grape

Chardonnay

Farming

Sustainable

Alcohol By Volume (ABV)

12.5%

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Jason is insanely talented at what he does. His extensive travel throughout Europe and beyond to find the best, organic and often small wine producers mean you get access to bottles which you would never otherwise have discovered. He isn’t just skilled at picking out outstanding wine. He is passionate about listening to people and what they like and then really trying to find something he thinks matches their taste (and budget.) That is what sets him apart. Getting a delivery from Vinified is a real treat.

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