2009 Jillian’s Blend
For forty years our family has been proudly growing grapes in the Napa Valley. This unique blend of three varietals honors the youngest member of our farming family; our daughter Jillian.
Production: 1470 cases
Vineyard: Cabernet Sauvignon – 33% Flat Rock Ranch, 28% Mast Ranch, 22% Eagle Vines Ranch, 17% State Lane Ranch | Syrah – 100% Eagle Vines Ranch | Merlot – 100% Big Ranch
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal: 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah, 12% Merlot
Winemaking Style: 50% French oak, 50% American oak, 60% new, 40% used once
Named after Ken Laird’s granddaughter, this dark red-violet wine is just as complex and fun as little Jillian herself. The pronounced nose, reminiscent of black cherry, candied plum, and vanilla, is rounded off with a potpourri of blackberry, licorice, chocolate and spice on the palate, while soft tannins compliment the long finish.