Laird Family Estate

Pyramid Selection
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 121
Vintage

2015

Laird Family Estate

Pyramid Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon
Yountville

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • A special blend of Cabernet Sauvignon from our two finest vineyards, Mast Ranch and Flat Rock Ranch
  • Mast Ranch, in west Yountville, sits on an alluvial bench with soil ranging from volcanic to clay loam
  • Flat Rock Ranch in the northeast corner of Yountville yields dark, rich fruit due to rocky clay loam
  • Rigorous selection process based on how the best barrels mesh and interact to create the finest wine

About 12 months after harvest, we began the blending process. First we ranked the seven different lots and tasted to establish preliminary blends. With this information, we pull samples from every barrel in the lots we like and rank the quality of those barrels. Finally, we take the top barrels from the two or three lots that composed our preliminary best blend and establish what we think is the best wine from Mast and Flat Rock. The percentage used from each vineyard is not predetermined, but is based entirely on how the best barrels mesh and interact when blended. This final blending will be decided in December in preparation for Premiere Napa Valley.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Brian  Mox

Winemaker, Laird Family Estate

Winemaker, Brian  Mox

Born and raised in the Midwest, Brian had family roots in farming and food production. He worked in the restaurant industry in Seattle, where he acquired an interest in wine. Realizing that wine related to his interests in food, science, history and agriculture, he began investigating the field of winemaking. He completed his first harvest in 1989 with Hargrave Vineyards on Long Island while completing his Chemistry degree at MIT. Arriving in Napa in 1991, Brian worked in the cellar and as an enologist. Brian helped setup Laird Family Estate in 1999. He has worked with Etude, Lewis, Darms Lane, and now is the full time winemaker for Laird Family Estate.

Country born: United States

Education: Degree in Chemistry - MIT
Department of Viticulture and Enology Graduate Work - UC Davis

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
Passion for pinot noir and bordeaux reds. Outstanding skills and creativity.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
Laird Family Estate 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Yountville Pyramid Selection 21
JAX Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 12
Revana Family Vineyard 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Premiere Cuvee 12
Shafer Vineyards 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Sunspot Vineyard 12
Cloud View Vineyards 2004 Merlot Napa Valley PREMIERE MOUNTAIN MERLOT 10
Spottswoode Estate Vineyard and Winery 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Spottswoode Estate Vineyard 10
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