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 2019, Napa Valley Sparkling Wine Summer Release 12.5% alcohol
Winery Notes (2018): “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 bottle-fermented then 7 g/L dosage.
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 2018, Cold Creek Ranch, Carneros
91 Points, JS: “Ripe aromas of butterscotch, lemon curd, apricot and cantaloupe, full-bodied and creamy with crisp acidity and a saline edge.” 20% new oak, 46% malolactic. Cakebread and Rombauer buy Chardonnay from this Laird vineyard, near Sangiacomo. 2367 cases.
Chardonnay 2018, Red Hen Ranch, Oak Knoll District, Napa Valley
93 Points, JS: “A full-bodied white with aromas and flavors of buttered toast, praline, grilled peach and dried mango. Ripe and flavorful with salted-butter notes on the finish.” All-American Style. 30% new French oak, complete malolactic fermentation. 1977 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 2019 “Phantom Ranch” Carneros New Vintage
Winery Notes: “Aromas of Brambleberry, cedar, cinnamon and rainier cherries. Complex flavors of amaretto, ripe plum and s’mores. Lively acidity and well-integrated tannins.” Far Niente, Cakebread and Rombauer buy from Laird’s Phantom Ranch, near Hyde. 692 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 2017, Napa Valley New Vintage
92 Points, Galloni: “Gorgeous. Black cherry, plum, chocolate, spice, leather, licorice and lavender all race out of the glass in an exuberant, fruity Cabernet Sauvignon that is sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Laird did a terrific job with their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon in 2017.” 46% Mast Ranch, 26% Dry Creek Ranch, 17% Linda Vista, 11% Flat Rock Ranch. 987 cases. Magnums 1.5L/6 2014 522
Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, “Mast Ranch” Yountville
93 Points, Wine Advocate: IThe 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
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