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Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek
Laird Family Estate
United States - California - Carneros

Laird's Cold Creek Chardonnay is grown in the slightly cooler microclimate of the Sonoma side of the Los Carneros district to the west, where thick fog and cool marine winds protect its tender skins. Indigenous to the Burgundy region of France, Clones 15 and 95 at a 50:50 ratio exhibit an approachable style and luminous, golden color.

The translucent golden hue leads you to an aromatic journey with hints of jasmine, white peach and juicy honeydew. The wine has flavors of honeysuckle and pineapple that are complemented by a creamy mouthfeel and an enticing hint of lemon custard. The lingering finish leaves a refreshing glimpse of Summer. Pair with fish tacos with mango salsa, or just another glass!

Specifications
Appellation
Carneros
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
50% malolactic fermentation.
Aged 11 months in French oak (25 % new oak barrels)
Production
2,288 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2017 Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek - 92 PTS - WS

2017 Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"This glistens with intense creaminess to the tropical fruit, pear tart and lemon curd flavors, focused and powerful. White chocolate and light smoky notes show on the long, powerful finish. Drink now through 2023. 2,200 cases made. - KM."

- Wine Spectator (December 2019), 92 pts

 

2017 Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek - 89 PTS - WA

2017 Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek - 89 PTS - WA

wa"The 2017 Chardonnay Cold Creek Ranch gives up notions of pear tart, pink grapefruit and guava with touches of toasted almonds, fresh ginger and pie crust. Medium-bodied, the palate is elegantly played with loads of freshness and a savory finish. - Lisa Perrotti-Brown"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #245, October 2019), 89 pts

 

2016 Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek - 90 PTS - WS

2016 Laird Chardonnay Cold Creek - 90 PTS - WS

wine spectator 90 pts"Complex pear, melon, fig and citrus flavors are presented in an elegant, graceful style in this pure version. Drink now. 1,800 cases made. –JL."

- Wine Spectator (April 2018), 90 pts

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Producer Information: Laird Family Estate

After 30 years of growing grapes for other wineries, Ken and Gail Laird established Laird Family Estate in 1999. Located in Napa Valley near the Oak Knoll District, the winery’s ...
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