I was out and about with my husband having a fun day when we happened upon a wine bar. That was when we happened on to this awesome Laird Estate Pinot Grigio by the Laird Family Estate. Their hostess recommended that we matched the wine with a cheese board of locally produced cheeses. That and the Laird Estate Pinot Grigio made our day even more fun.
Laird Estate Pinot Grigio
Ken Laird is a third-generation farmer from South Boston, Virginia. He left farming to become a mechanical engineer in New York City. His heritage was calling though, so in 1970 he left his engineering career to buy a bedraggled parcel of land in the Napa Valley region.
Ken knew little of what was involved with growing wine grapes, even less about what it took to produce a quality wine. In his determination to learn, he sought out some of the more well-established vintners in the region. Luck was on Ken’s side. After a few initial meetings, Robert Mondovi made a decision to help Ken Laird. Mondovi had one condition that Ken would grow at least 50% Gamay grapes in his vineyard. The game was afoot. With the help and support of Robert Mondovi, Ken was then able to return to his first love, growing grapes
From this very humble beginning in those early years until today, and much hard work has resulted in amazing highly-rated, award-winning wines of which anyone would be proud. Some of the many varietals they now produce are Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Syrah, and their stunning Cabernet Sauvignon.
“The Laird Family’s Cold Creek Ranch is a 300 acre vineyard located on the Sonoma side of the Carneros district. The cooling sea breezes off the San Pablo Bay are perfectly suited for Pinot Grigio as well as Chardonnay, two grape varieties that thrive in this special vineyard.
Clear white gold color gives way to vibrant aromas of lemongrass, sweet elderflower, citrus, and honeysuckle. The palate is quite complex with upfront flavors of nectarine, tropical flower, sun-kissed citrus, followed by a clean mineral finish.”
You can find this Laird Estate Pinot Grigio on their website, wine.com, and totalwine.com
I fell in love with this Laird Estate Pinot Grigio. I went in search of this wine the very next day. Alas, I was only able to find one bottle. The good news is I can buy it on the winery’s website, and have done so. So if you ever have a chance to buy this wine, grab it fast and then go savor all it has to offer.
Time for a glass…