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Laird Family Estate Pinot Grigio Oak Knoll 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Perfumed on the nose and gently floral with notes of dried lime zest, Asian pear, and lightly dusty mineral tones. On entry this display lovely sweet pear fruit that is quickly cut by zesty acids. The mid-palate has lovely sweet/sour interplay between the elements with the fruit taking on a nice smoky edge and adding a hint of spiced orange rind and dried peach on the back end. Juicy on the gently mineral finish which is driven by the well judged acidity. This is really well balanced, combining excellent intensity of flavor with a rich yet not weighty mouthfeel. 90pts

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Laird Family Estate:
Our story begins nearly sixty-one years ago outside of South Boston Virginia as twelve-year-old Ken Laird drove his mule wagon through tight rows of sticky, fit-to-be-harvested tobacco leaves. As the gooey bundles were thrown up onto the wagon, little Ken led his mule team to the curing barn. It was there, with his grandmother, great uncles and cousins, they would stoke smoky curing fires for t... Read more
Our story begins nearly sixty-one years ago outside of South Boston Virginia as twelve-year-old Ken Laird drove his mule wagon through tight rows of sticky, fit-to-be-harvested tobacco leaves. As the gooey bundles were thrown up onto the wagon, little Ken led his mule team to the curing barn. It was there, with his grandmother, great uncles and cousins, they would stoke smoky curing fires for their prized tobacco. Ken would be the third generation Laird to carry on the farming tradition. While growing up to be a big city mechanical engineer in New York City, Ken held on to family tradition by buying his first Napa Valley parcel in 1970. This neglected piece of land, adjacent to Tubbs Lane in Calistoga, held 70 acres of worn-down prune trees. With prohibition forty years gone and Napa Valley positioned to re-emerge as viticulturally significant, Ken decided to develop the orchard into a grape vineyard. While knowing just short of nothing about viticulture, Ken was also $150,000.00 short to properly develop the orchard into a respectable vineyard. Picking up a tattered phone book, Ken went to the yellow pages and found eight listed wineries...Robert Mondavi being the only one he recognized. Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Laird Family Estate Pinot Grigio Oak Knoll

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
12/08/2010

Perfumed on the nose and gently floral with notes of dried lime zest, Asian pear, and lightly dusty mineral tones. On entry this display lovely sweet pear fruit that is quickly cut by zesty acids. The mid-palate has lovely sweet/sour interplay between the elements with the fruit taking on a nice smoky edge and adding a hint of spiced orange rind and dried peach on the back end. Juicy on the gently mineral finish which is driven by the well judged acidity. This is really well balanced, combining excellent intensity of flavor with a rich yet not weighty mouthfeel. 90pts



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