It’s harvest time in Napa. These pinot grapes are ripe and will soon be used to make @lairdfamilyestate
delicious brut rose! #🍇#🍾
Mondays are days where my answer to “do you just want to finish the bottle” will always be yes (especially when it’s yummy @lairdfamilyestate
Pinot Grigio 😋)
Laird has been a Napa Valley mainstay longer than I’ve been alive. Although that’s less impressive than it sounds (I’ll be 28 in 2 weeks so feel free to blame for whatever Millennials are being blamed for this time) Laird was one of the original Cult Cabernet producers. And while their Napa Cab is divine, it’s the wines from their Cold Creek Vineyard in the Carneros AVA of Sonoma County that impress me the most. Cool breezes from San Pablo Bay caress 300 acres of Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio.
100% Pinot Grigio and 100% stainless, Laird’s 2017 is a crowd pleaser with peach apricot flavors and a sublime mouthfeel that lasts as long as you can stand to wait till your next taste.
Reduce, reuse, recycle, replant: clever half-bottle planter with half-cork legs, one of a dozen or so table decorations on the terrace at @lairdfamilyestate.
Here’s one for the Napa old-timers. Anyone remember where this hen perched before landing on the patio at #lairdfamilyestate
? Enjoyed #winetasting
today with Clarke, Madeleine, and Sal. Thanks to all!
Frank and I biked for roughly 35 miles today, with a high of 90 degree heat. We also managed to stop at a number of places, which I apparently thought were worth photographing, more than the actual bike ride.