Dearest Wine Club Members,

We hope that the New Year has been off to a good start for you, and that those of you who are in the path of Storm Inga are faring well. You are welcome to escape the storm and visit us at Laird Family Estate! The rain has brought us beautiful greenery that covers the surrounding rolling hills. The sun is shining, the air is brisk, and the vines are dormant, with bud break only weeks away.
   
   

We are excited about this current wine club shipment because we are releasing some new vintages of Laird wine, as well as, some top sellers. First in the line-up is the 2014 vintage of our full-bodied Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir. This Pinot Noir is an excellent food-pairing wine, as it goes well with anything from Spaghetti with meatballs to Indian food to Cioppino. Second in the line-up is one of our most popular wines, the 2013 Jillian’s Blend. This is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. It can drink as a stand-alone wine or it can be paired with Filet Mignon with a balsamic glaze, homemade chunky chili, or braised lamb if you’re feeling adventurous. Fourth up is the well-balanced 2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and the grapes are sourced from two of our favorite vineyards, Mast Ranch and Flat Rock. This is a wine that you can age for up to ten years (if you have the patience). Last, but not least, is a wine club exclusive wine, the 2015 Suscol Ranch Syrah. This is a small-production wine with great complexity. Trust us, you won’t want to pass up this palate-pleaser, because it won’t last long.

   
 

2014 Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir, Napa-Carneros

Retail: $55.00 / Club Laird: $44.00

Notes: The aroma is a brilliant medley of rose petals, black cherry, liquorice, and cedar. As the wine hits your palate, the lively acidity is evocative of tart strawberries, while undertones of toffee and marzipan slowly make their presence. The ripe tannins are well-integrated and allow for a lingering finish.

   
 

2013 Jillian’s Blend, Napa Valley

Retail: $48.00 / Club Laird: $38.40

Notes: An alluring nose of charred tobacco and fine leather leads way to a tannin filled palate complimented by the flavors of Bing cherries, dusty blackberries and unsweetened cocoa. The bright lively finish of leather, espresso and baking spices leaves you craving your next sip. Structured to last this is sure to be a gem of your cellar.

   
 

2013 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Yountville

Retail: $60.00 / Wine Club: $48.00

Notes: With its deep purple tinged ruby color and long lasting legs the Napa Cabernet has a bouquet of wild berries, cocoa, cassis and toasted oak. The palate develops flavors of ripe plum, boysenberry, bittersweet chocolate, tobacco and baking spice. The long lingering finish has youthful tannins that keeps you coming back for more. This wine would pair perfectly with a Cambozola cheese or a hardwood grilled steak.

   
 

2015 Suscol Ranch Syrah, Napa Valley

Retail: $48.00 / Wine Club: $38.40

Notes: Its deep Tyrian purple color will leave an inky rim around your glass. The nose has developing aromas of plum jam, brown sugar, fresh blackberries, charred oak and vanilla. The medium body palate has a long, lingering finish with notes of maple syrup, baking spice & juicy ripe peach. This should be all the rage at your next BBQ.

   

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 6th and your wine will be shipped out the week of February 12th. You may also visit www.lairdfamilyestate.com to see our current wine list.

Yours Truly,

Clarke, Madeleine, Scott, Andrew, Ginette and Rebecca

Laird Family Estate
5055 Solano Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

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