Laird is the largest grape grower in Napa Valley with over 2,200 planted acres and 42 vineyards
Selling fruit to Duckhorn, Rombauer, Cakebread, Nickel & Nickel, Merryvale, Chandon, Paul Hobbs, Chateau St. Jean, Lewis, and Luna among over 60 top Napa wineries since 1970.
Vineyards and Winery
Laird is the largest grape grower in Napa Valley with over 2,500 planted acres and 42 vineyards. Laird sells fruit to Duckhorn, Rombauer, Cakebread, Nickel & Nickel, Merryvale, Chandon, Paul Hobbs, Chateau St. Jean, Lewis, and Luna among over 60 top Napa wineries since 1970.
Winemaker Brian Mox was trained at MIT and UC Davis, is former winemaker for Lewis Cellars and Etude and has been a custom-crush winemaker at Laird since they opened. Night-harvested from their favorite 3% of select estate vineyard sites, with annual production of roughly 10,000 total cases. Beyond their success as a grower and winery, Laird Family Estate also operates a large scale custom-crush Winery for other small producers, presently home to 62 wineries including Selene, Scarecrow, Aubert, Corra, Hollywood & Vine among many others.
Brut Rose 2018, Napa Valley Sparkling Wine New Wine! 12.5% alcohol
Winery Notes: ‘’Aromas of white peach, citrus blossom, and raspberry. Flavors of Meyer lemon juice, strawberry shortcake and blooming rose petals unfold, followed by a delicate creamy finish.’’ 67% Napa-Carneros Pinot Noir and 33% Oak Knoll Chardonnay, selected from Laird’s best vineyards. Made with the Traditional Method using no oak, 13 months fermenting in individual bottles; 7 g/L dosage. 668 cases.
Sauvignon Blanc 2019, Napa Valley
Winery Notes: “Aromas of elderflower, passion fruit, melon, and Kefir lime, a refreshing zing of bright acid. Flavors of white peach, Asian pear, and lemongrass; balanced, lingering finish..” Fermented anaerobically 85% in stainless, 15% neutral oak. No new oak. 862 cases.
Pinot Grigio 2019, Cold Creek Ranch, Carneros, Sonoma
Made with no oak, fermented with minimal oxygen in 100% stainless steel tanks, and picked with lower brix. Fragrances of guava, white peach, lime, and honeysuckle lead to notes of pear, ripe melon and starfruit. Light-bodied with crisp acidity and a satisfying round mouthfeel.
Chardonnay 2017, Cold Creek Ranch, Carneros
92 Points, WS: “Glistens with intense creaminess, tropical fruit, pear tart and lemon curd flavors, focused long, powerful finish.” 21% new oak, and 50% malolactic. Cakebread and Rombauer buy Chardonnay from this Laird vineyard, adjacent to Sangiacomo. 2288 cases.
Chardonnay 2017, Red Hen Ranch, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
Winery Notes: “An elegant bouquet of Bartlett pear and warm croissant. The mouthwatering acidity is complemented by flavors of lemon meringue, brioche, and hints of toasted oak.” All-American Style. 50% new French oak, 100% malolactic fermentation. 1790 cases.
Pinot Noir 2018, “Ghost Ranch,” Napa Valley Winery Notes: “The intense aromas resemble raspberries, warmed vanilla and clove. This wine has a medium body and balanced acidity opening up to distinct layers of wild strawberries, cherry cola and toasted oak.” Aged 11 months in 30% new French oak, from the Laird Ghost Ranch in the southernmost part of Napa Carneros, near Adastra winery. 862 cases made Magnums 1.5L/6 2013 402
Pinot Noir 2018 “Phantom Ranch” Carneros New Vintage
Winery Notes: “Aromas of elderberry, ripe cherry and toasted marshmallow. Complex layers of red plum, pomegranate and toasted oak. Subdued tannins and balanced acidity.” Far Niente, Cakebread and Rombauer buy from Laird’s Phantom Ranch, near Hyde. 475 cases.
Syrah 2016 “Suscol Ranch” Napa Valley New Wine!
Winery Notes: “Lip-staining deep purple. Intense aromas are reminiscent of sweet black plum, toasted croissant, and clove. Medium-bodied with a round mouth-feel, the lengthy finish expresses notes of dried cherry, tart peach, and vanilla bean.” Cool-climate spice. 400 cases.
Jillian’s Blend 2016, Napa Valley New Vintage!
92 Points, Wine Advocate: “This blend has baked blackberries, spice cake, tobacco and new leather-scented nose with menthol and grilled meats. Juicy in the mouth with rounded tannins and a peppery kick to the finish.” 65% Cabernet, 19% Flat Rock Syrah, 13% Suscol Ranch Merlot, 2% Flat Rock Malbec and 1% Flat Rock Petite Verdot. 36% new oak. 2518 cases. Magnums 1.5L/6 2012 402
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Napa Valley New Vintage
92 Points, Wine Advocate: “Deep purple-black. Gives red currant jelly, black cherries, mulberries and bay leaves scents with wafts of damp soil, olives and truffles. The soft, medium-bodied palate gives bags of youthful fruit and an earthy finish.” 65% Mast Ranch for structure, 32% Flat Rock Ranch for silky texture with 3% Dry Creek Ranch. Magnums 1.5L/6 2014 522
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, “Mast Ranch” Yountville
93 Points, Wine Advocate: “Deep purple-black. Offers up cassis, blackberry pie, blueberry compote and licorice with wafts of earth, sage and toasted nuts. A velvety texture with lovely expression and a fruity finish.” The Mast Ranch is a well-drained, sloped hillside vineyard producing tiny concentrated berries, located just south of some high-profile neighbors – Dominus, Lail and Blankiet. 800 cases made.
Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, “Flat Rock Vineyard” Yountville,
93 Points, James Suckling: “Spice and blueberry character. Very aromatic. Firm and silky tannins, refined finish, tension and depth. Serious intensity.” Tart boysenberry, roasted coffee, caramel, and baking spices. Laird’s Flagship, the vineyard is planted with high-density vine spacing, on wind-cooled valley floor and soils similar to the adjacent Stags Leap District. 600 cases. Magnums 1.5L / 6 2012
Represented by Rising Star Wine Group, Inc. in the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey and Santa Cruz and the Greater Sacramento/Tahoe area
Represented by Rising Star Wine Group, Inc. in the counties of Santa Clara, San Mateo, Monterey and Santa Cruz