2021 Laird Family Estate Ghost Ranch Pinot Noir

  • 97% of Grapes Sold to Duckhorn, Rombauer, Cakebread & Others
  • Only 3% Selected for Laird's Exceptional Wines
  • Winery Backed by Industry Pioneer Robert Mondavi
  • Winemaker Trained at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars & Pine Ridge
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About the Wine

With over 50 years of grape-growing expertise, the Laird family has cultivated a remarkable 2000 acres in the Napa Valley and an additional 250 acres in Carneros. They say that “each vineyard is a unique tale, and every bottle of Laird wine is a chapter that brings those stories to life.” This is a place where tradition and innovation unite to create wines that are as distinctive as they are delicious.

Since their early beginnings, Laird has been selling 97% of their grapes to renowned producers, like Duckhorn, Rombauer, Cakebread, Nickel & Nickel, Merryvale, Chandon, Paul Hobbs, Chateau St. Jean, Lewis, and Luna among other 60 TOP Napa estates, reserving a precious 3% to create their own exceptional wines. This approach isn't just about quality control, it's a dedication to showcasing the finest expressions of each vintage.

The roots of the Laird Family Estate trace back to the early 1970s when Ken and Gail Laird embarked on a journey to transform neglected land into thriving vineyards. With the support of industry pioneer Robert Mondavi, their vision blossomed, and the legacy continues to flourish through generations. Their commitment to family values, meticulous farming, and attention to detail have led to the creation of wines that are a testament to the journey, the land, and the people.

Behind every exceptional bottle of wine stands an exceptional winemaker. Hailing from the upper Midwest and driven by a passion for winemaking, Laird's winemaker, Brian Mox brings a unique blend of classic and modern techniques. From the vineyards to the bottle, the goal is simple: wines that are balanced, refined, and a true reflection of their origin. Brian’s expertise includes working in Stag's Leap Wine Cellars and Pine Ridge and with Tony Soter at Etude Wines. 

Ghost Ranch has a spooky tale attached to it. Many people believe that this vineyard is haunted, with reports and stories of little children playing among the vines. However, these figures quickly vanish when approached. This could be a trick of the eye due to the vineyard's proximity to the coast, which brings in misty fog and gentle winds, possibly creating ghost-like appearances.

Aging: 10 months 40% new French oak.

Tasting Notes: 100% Pinot Noir. The glistening magenta hue introduces intriguing aromas of potpourri, dried thyme, tart cherry, and sweet earth. The palate has supple tannins and mouthwatering acidity alongside notes of juicy fruit and bubble gum.


On the showy side, with mulberry and boysenberry jam notes that stay just fresh enough as they glide through, inlaid with glistening toast and licorice accents. Ends with an additional flurry of fruit and sweet toast. Will certainly have its fans. Drink now through 2026. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 484 cases made. ~92 Wine Spectator

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