92pts, Wine Enthusiast
This bottling by Ian Brand always packs bang for the buck, but he really nailed it in the 2017 vintage. Clean and delicate aromas of Asian pear, lemon rind and edgy chalk lead into a racy, crisp and tightly wound palate. Flavors of grapefruit, nectarine, blanched almond and sea salt are delicious.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Chardonnay
  • APPELLATION
    Monterey County
  • ALCOHOL
    12.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml

We are SO excited to bring you this awesome, crisp, fruity, bomb-tastic Chardonnay from the very trendy folks at Le P’tit Paysan…and at 42% off no less!! This required some serious negotiating, but we worked our magic and scored this single-vineyard wine for you at a mere $14 a pop. Yes, you read that right, only $14!! And wait until we tell you it got 92pts from Wine Enthusiast. Oh yeah, major sellout alert today!

"This bottling by Ian Brand always packs bang for the buck, but he really nailed it in the 2017 vintage. Clean and delicate aromas of Asian pear, lemon rind and edgy chalk lead into a racy, crisp and tightly wound palate. Flavors of grapefruit, nectarine, blanched almond and sea salt are delicious.” – Wine Enthusiast, 92pts

In 2013 Winemaker Ian Brand was named one of Wine & Spirits “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” and in 2018 he was the San Francisco Chronicle’s Winemaker of the Year who cheered he “shows it’s still possible to make distinctive wines of place under $25,” and also called him “quite possibly the most interesting vintner in Monterey County today.”

The 2017 Jack’s Hill Chardonnay is an evenly balanced wine showing Chardonnay’s versatility based on where it’s grown. This is not your over-the-top traditional oaky California Chard. No, this has very minimal new oak influence that’s balanced by neutral barrels and stainless steel aging rendering a wine that’s completely fresh with notes of citrus, white nectarines, Shinko pears, grapefruit, lemongrass, sea salt and a hint of spice.

This wines, hands down, is just awesome. You gotta get some. We also have their Rosé in stock, and if you like fresh, fruity, mineral punching wines, grab 6 of the Rosé too. You’ll be SET for summer. Remember, shipping included on 6+ bottles (only $84 a 6-pack!!).

TASTING NOTES 

Fresh with notes of citrus, white nectarines, Shinko pears, grapefruit, lemongrass, sea salt and a hint of spice.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Le P’tit Paysan is a small producer focused on showcasing the quality and diversity of the wines that Monterey and the nearby AVAs can create.  Ian Brand is the owner and winemaker.  Brand was named one of Wine & Spirits “40 Under 40 Tastemakers” in 2013, who said about him, “After moving from Utah to California to pursue surfing, Brand found his real calling at Bonny Doon in Santa Cruz, where he was assistant winemaker from 2004– 2007. He has also been winemaker for Nicholson and Pierce Vineyards and consults for various clients in the region. Innovative, experimental and eager to push the envelope in the Salinas Valley and beyond, Brand is known for his progressive approaches to plantings, commitment to organic farming and tireless promotion of Monterey as the next region to watch in California.”  Brand says on the impetus for the Le P’tit Paysan wines, “We did not set out to make these wines. We discovered great vineyards at the edge of sensible farming and decided to bring them to light.  The farther we looked, the more we found – remote, challenging vineyards, with hard depleted soils, and intense sunlight tempered only by the coastal breeze. Vineyards capable of producing only the most idiosyncratic wines. Our goal as winemakers is to lightly polish the roughest edges and leave the idiosyncrasy intact. It is here in the back country, filled with individual character, where Le P’tit Paysan comes to life.”  In their growing sites Brand looks for shallow, rocky soils, good site selection and proper varietal match with the soil and climate.  The often overlooked greater Monterey Bay Area has a plethora of underappreciated, rocky vineyards, many of which contain a high proportion of limestone.