2016 LAIRD GHOST RANCH PINOT NOIR, NAPA VALLEY
I love it when a wine has flavors are so deep and penetrating, that it might be described as chilling, spine-tingling and scary good. All three of these descriptors came time mind when I tasted Laird’s 2016 Ghost Ranch Pinot Noir. It was authored by Brian Mox, who spent several vintages crafting the high-scoring Lewis wines, always ranking among the best in the Valley. It comes from an incredible Pinot Noir Vineyard in Carneros where vineyard workers have long reported seeing children between the rows and down by the creek… that would vanish when approached. Eerie! With just a few hundred cases produced, most of the production goes to their wine club. I strongly recommend securing yours before it vanishes…
Made in a deep, velvety style that I love, Laird’s 2016 Ghost Ranch is haunted by spine-tingling allure, laced with shades of wild blueberries, black cherries, vanilla and spices. If you like your Pinot Noirs a little fuller bodied, deep, and rich, I strongly recommend a case of this limited release.