Happy New Year, Laird Club Members!

We hope this February wine club shipment helps you ease into 2016 and warms your soul during these last few weeks of winter. With Valentine's Day just around the corner, love is in the air, and the Laird team is excited to share a combination of new releases and vintage wines. We are more than happy to fully customize your shipment. Tuesday, February 16th is the last day to kindly do so.
   
   
We have chosen a broad wine assortment for your February shipment, ranging from bright to bold in flavor profile and sure to be instant palate pleasers: Making a comeback appearance after its first release in 2011, the 2008 Jillian's Blend (92 points by Wine Enthusiast); A favorite among many of our members and wine critics, the 2010 Flat Rock Cabernet Sauvignon (96 points & cellar selection by Wine Enthusiast); The big, bold "bad-to-the-bone" 2011 Flat Rock Malbec; The ever-so-graceful and elegant 2012 Ghost Ranch Pinot Noir; The 2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, making it's long anticipated debut (90 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate); Rich and savory, the 2013 Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir continues to bridge the gap between Napa and Burgundy.
   
 

2008 Jillian's Red Wine Blend, Napa Valley

Retail: $63.80 / Wine Club: $51.05

92 points by Wine Enthusiast

Notes: Bright purple gemstone in color. On the nose are wonderful aromatics of dark red fruits and a hint of toasted oak. Rich flavors of boysenberry and caramelized plums are found on the mid palate, which gives way to a silky smooth finish with just a hint of spice.

   
 

2010 Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

Retail: $105.00 / Wine Club: $84.00

96 points & cellar selection by Wine Enthusiast

Notes: Enticing aromas of ripe raspberry, cranberry, and crème de cassis are complemented by a well-balanced palate framed with dusty tannins and lively acidity. Flavors of red currant, liquorice, and unsweetened cocoa make for a clean, tart finish.

   
 

2011 Flat Rock Ranch Malbec, Yountville

Retail: $70.00 / Wine Club: $56.00

Notes: Deep red-violet appearance gives way to a rich bouquet of black current, cigar box, and blackberry. Rich juicy palate with leathery tannins, notes of roasted coffee beans and red plum with just a hint of eucalyptus.

   
 

2012 Ghost Ranch Pinot Noir, Sonoma-Carneros

Retail: $48.00 / Wine Club: $38.40

Notes: Burgundy red color with purple undertones. Delightful aromas are reminiscent of toffee, raspberry, red cherry, and a touch of earth. This light bodied wine is complemented by silky tannins and complex flavors of toasted coconut, clove, juicy plum, and pleasant finish that lingers on your palate.

   
 

2012 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

Retail: $58.00 / Wine Club: $46.40

90 points by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Notes: The enticing violet appearance offers a developing bouquet of ripe Bing cherry, currant, charred oak and unsweetened chocolate. Deep velvety tannins are balanced with bright notes of juicy plum, fresh tobacco, and coffee beans on the palate. An elegant smooth full mouth leads to a delicate and lingering finish.

   
 

2013 Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir, Napa-Carneros

Retail: $55.00 / Wine Club: $44.00

Notes: Ruby hue with a hint of violet. Savory aromatics resembling dried herbs and black olives are complemented by sweet notes of pomegranate with a subtle smokiness. The palate offers the perfect balance of delicate tannins and acidity while flavors of cherry and Herbes de Provence unfold right to the very end.

   

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHIPMENT

If you wish to make additions or other changes to your shipment, either call us at (707) 257-0360 ext. 26 or email us at info@lairdfamilyestate.com. (Please note that if you reply directly to this email, it will go into a cyber void. You must email info@lairdfamilyestate.com for your custom order to be received by the Laird staff). The deadline to customize is Tuesday, February 16th. You may also visit www.lairdfamilyestate.com to see our current wine list.

Yours Truly,

Clarke, Madeleine, Scott, Andrew, Ty and Rebecca

Laird Family Estate
5055 Solano Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

(707) 257-0360 ext. 26
info@lairdfamilyestate.com