I. Brand & Family Bayly Ranch Cabernet Franc 2016
From the remote San Benito County in the Central Coast. When Ian finds vineyards that grab him yet don’t fit into the scheme of either the P’tit Paysan or La Marea labels he puts them out under the I. Brand brand. The Bayly Ranch did grab him and this wine has grabbed us. Distinctively Cabernet Franc with all the tomato leaf a Cab Franc should have, it also has a definitely non-Loire lushness that belies its mere 12.8% alcohol and complements its freshness and lively acidity with purity and sheer deliciousness.