Checkerboard Vineyards 'Aurora' Red Wine Napa Valley, USA 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : USA
REGION/APPELLATION : California, Napa Valley
VARIETALS : Cabernet Sauvignon
Checkerboard Vineyards is located on the southeast facing slope of Diamond Mountain in Napa Valley. The estate includes a winery, cave and four vineyard sites, joined by a two-and-one-half mile drive spanning the valley floor to the top of the ridge. This dramatic setting is the inspiration for the distinctive, exceptional wines of Checkerboard Vineyards.
The fruit was gently de-stemmed and selected berry-by-berry to create this nuanced, elegant vintage of Checkerboard Aurora. On entry, the wine is savory with vanilla bean, dark red fruits, and aged prosciutto. It’s then broad, fleshy and full-bodied with spiced plum and caramel and subtler notes of red pepper flake and leather. The tannins are supple and silky and provide the foundation for a lingering finish.