2007 Laird Family Estate Pinot Noir Ghost Ranch
, Carneros, Napa Valley, California, $30.99
The Pinot Noir Ghost Ranch (Carneros) from Laird Family Estate in Napa, California pours out a light garnet red in color with good clarity. On the nose aromas of blackberry, strawberry, raspberry, a little rhubarb, cinnamon and a touch of mushroom. Very appealing in the mouth with ripe red fruit backed by distinct earthiness. Well balanced, good acidity, supple tannins. Fairly long finish. This is one of the best California Pinot Noir wines I have tasted in a while and exhibits good QPR at the $30.99 I paid. 93 well deserved points from both Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast.