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Dearest Club Members,

We hope that you have had a nice, relaxing summer filled with fun activities, beautiful weather, and of course, delicious food, wine and company. Napa Valley has had a fairly warm year, which began in early Spring and has continued into Fall. With the combination of warm temperatures and little rain, the grapes developed rapidly and abundantly making this another great Harvest.

It has been six long months since we last put together a special selection of wine for you, and many of you have been asking when the next club shipment will be. Well… wait no longer because your Fall wine club shipment is here and it has your name on it!

Laird Family Estate

For the Fall 2014 Wine Club Shipment, we would like to offer you… drum-roll please…

The first wine we are offering our 2012 Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir. A particularly robust style of Pinot, this wine will be the star of the party for the upcoming holiday season. The fourth wine in the shipment is one that our tasting room diva, Scott Sanders, is selfishly reluctant to sell because it is his favorite Laird wine, the 2010 Suscol Ranch Syrah. This fruity and savory Syrah is a perfect wine to settle in with on a cold Fall evening. For you Cab-oholics, we are offering the 2011 Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon. This limited release wine is known for its full bodied structure, luscious fruit characteristics, and its consistent high ratings since its debut in 2008. Then for some extra fun we are offering two gems from our library: the 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and the 2010 Jillian's Blend. And last, but not least… we are offering… for the first time ever… a Club Laird exclusive wine… brand new to our family of wines… the 2011 Flat Rock Ranch MALBEC! We are extra excited about this wine as it is a perfect marriage between its winemaker, Paul Hobbs and our highly acclaimed vineyard, the Flat Rock Ranch. This vineyard was specifically scouted as the ideal location for growing amazing Malbec.

2012 Phantom Ranch Pinot Noir

Retail: $55.00 / Wine Club: $44.00

Notes: The enticing red-violet color introduces floral and fruity redolence of dried flowers, pomegranate, hints of cinnamon, followed by a medium body, modest acidity, and complex flavors of strawberry, cherry, unsweetened cocoa, and tea leaf.

2010 Suscol Ranch Syrah

Retail: $44.00 / Wine Club: $35.20

Notes: A variety of wild berries enhanced by a hint of leather makes for a complex and attractive bouquet. Vanilla and boysenberry notes balance the spicy finish.

2011 Flat Rock Ranch Cabernet Sauvignonn

Retail: $90.00 / Wine Club: $72.00

Notes: Opaque garnet hue; saddle and unlit cigar make for an alluring, masculine nose. Cherry fruit leather dusted with white pepper mid-palate later reveal deeper tones of fennel and caramelized plum with a finessed grip. Melted road tar and rich blue fruit deliver a persistent, velvety finish.

2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Retail: $70.00 / Wine Club: $56.00

Notes: Blackberry, ripe plum and baking spices are layered on a more subtle aroma of red berry and currant. Good flavor intensity and juicy fruit complements the earthiness. Flavors included are cocoa, clove, and cinnamon enhanced by smokiness from the oak. A solid acid balance, medium weight, and chewy tannins envelop the wine.

2010 Jillian's Blend

Retail: $48.00 / Wine Club: $38.40

Notes: Burgundy red color with complex aromas of candied cherry, pecans, dried cranberries
and brown sugar that are enmeshed with velvety tannins and rich flavors of plum,
red currant, and roasted hazelnuts.


2011 Flat Rock Ranch Malbec

Retail: $65.00 / Wine Club: $52.00

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 eucaplytus.

HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR SHIPMENT

If you desire to make additions or any other changes to your shipment, either call us at (707) 257-0360 ext. 26 or email us at terra@lairdfamilyestate.com. The deadline to customize is Monday, October 13th. For "will call," your wines will be ready on Monday, October 20th. You may visit our website, www.lairdfamilyestate.com, to see our current wine list.

We sincerely thank you for your continued support and look forward to satisfying your thirst in the future. From our family to yours, cheers!

Truly Grateful,

Terra, Clarke, Scott, Madeleine, Andrew and Rebecca

Laird Family Estate
5055 Solano Ave.
Napa, CA 94558

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

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