Dearest Club Laird Members,

We hope that you have had a fabulous summer. As we approach the second half of Harvest, a majority of our fruit has been picked; we are now waiting for the final few to be picked for our big, bold reds. The hot, dry weather conditions of 2015 have led to slightly smaller, yet still high quality yields.
   
   
At this time, we are so excited about this current wine club shipment because we are releasing some new vintages of Laird wine! Our staff is clamoring for the new release of the 2014 Suscol Ranch Rosé. This closely guarded staff favorite is perfect for the last fleeting days of summer, or that perfect companion for the holiday turkey feast. Second in the line-up is a wonderful full-bodied white wine, the rich and toasty 2014 Red Hen Ranch Chardonnay. This wine is the perfect balance of acidity and richness that one looks for in a chardonnay. The third wine in the shipment is one of our most popular wines, Jillian's Blend. The 2012 Jillian's Blend has great complexity and makes for a food-friendly and stand-alone wine. Robert Parker liked this wine so much he rated it 91 points! With the last wine in the line up being the real show stopper… the release of the 2012 Flat Rock Malbec. Due to the extreme limited availability of this wine, there is a maximum of 3 bottles per order.
   
 

2014 Suscol Ranch Rosé of Syrah

Retail: $20 / Club Laird: $16

Notes: With a unique cranberry color, vibrant aromatics of strawberry, rose petals, and savory notes of toasted grains provide a beautiful entry. An indulgent texture and tart berries mid-palate give way to ripe red cherries with a lingering finish that hints at dried cranberries.

   
 

2014 Red Hen Ranch Chardonnay

Retail: $35 / Club Laird: $28

Notes: Pale golden color introduces aromas of honeysuckle, juicy peach, and vanilla waffle cone. The creamy palate, layered with complex flavors of apple pie, lemon custard, and just a hint of charred oak, has a delightful lingering finish.

   
 

2012 Jillian's Blend Red Wine

Retail: $45 / Club Laird: $36

(65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 10% Merlot, 3% Malbec, 2% Petit Verdot)
91 Points Robert Parker

Notes: A sweet nose of butterscotch leads to a tornado of flavor, including homemade blackberry pie and eucalyptus. A very lively and spice filled finish leaves a lingering finish of baking spices, coffee and pipe tobacco. With a rich body and moderate tannins this will be a show stopper for years to come.

   
 

2012 Flat Rock Ranch Malbec

Retail: $65 / Club Laird: $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 eucalyptus.

   

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. The deadline to customize is Tuesday, October 13th. 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