The Laird family is the largest grower in the Napa Valley, but only produces a small amount of wine each year. Paul Hobbs has been the master-of-the-house for years and Laird wines thrive under his tutelage. The 2009 vintage is a blend of all estate grown Cabernet Sauvignon (68%), Merlot (20%) and Syrah 12%). I don’t quote publications often, but I think that the 93 from Wine Spectator is too low!
Laird 2009 Jillian’s Red Blend, Napa Valley
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Named after Ken Laird’s granddaughter, this 2009 dark red-violet wine is just as complex & fun as little Jillian herself. The pronounced aromatic nose, reminiscent of black cherry, candied plum, and vanilla, is rounded off with a potpourri of blackberry, licorice, chocolate & spice on the palate, while soft tannins compliment the long finish. The palate is full and lush with an array of rich flavors. The wine is complex, yet balanced with gorgeous fruit to acid ratio. The finish is silky smooth and long.