Checkerboard Vineyards

Checkerboard Vineyards

Kings Row Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

[Tasted on August 26, 2023 at Bourbon Steak in Nashville with Rachel]

Purchased during visit to the winery in September 2022 with Michael and Rachel. Blackberry, black cherry and. black currant fruit, with cocoa, vanilla, oak and Asian spice. Beautiful wine.
— a month ago

Checkerboard Vineyards

Impetuous Diamond Mountain Red Bordeaux Blend 2009

Excellent. Chocolate, cherries, blueberries, red currants, and plums. Smoky, sexy, and satisfying. — 4 years ago

Severn, Shay and 2 others liked this

Checkerboard Vineyards

Aurora Napa Valley Red Blend 2013

[Tasted on May 13, 2023 at Fia in Santa Monica with Michael and Rachel] — 4 months ago

Checkerboard Vineyards

Napa Valley Estate Rosé Blend 2021

[Tasted on April 29, 2023 at the Grand Hyatt in Nashville with Joel and Linda]

Purchased during September 2022 visit to the winery.
— 5 months ago

Entre Nous Wines

Secret Acre Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Scenes from last night’s dinner:
‘15 Accendo Sauvignon Blanc
‘13 Relic Ritual (not pictured)
‘12 Entre Nous Estate
‘12 Entre Nous Secret Acre
‘13 Entre Nous Secret Acre
‘12 Checkerboard Estate (Aurora)
‘12 Mithra Mt. Veeder
‘98 Chateau d’Yquem
‘16 Brilliant Mistake Sauv Blanc
‘06 Detert Cab Sauv

Thank you
@David L @Shawn R @Martin G Rivard @Joe Lucca - for coming to Brooklyn on a Sunday night!

This wine is super refined and elegant. The amount of acid was noticeable at this point - and the tannins are strong even after a four plus hour decant. This is one for the long haul. It was cool to taste this side by side with the ‘12 vintage as well as next to the ‘12 regular Estate. All so different yet all so good. Such wonderful wines it’s sad they’re no longer making them.
— 6 years ago

Martin G RivardDavid LJoe Lucca
with Martin, David and 2 others
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@Carl Fischer @Shawn R @David L @Joe Lucca Absolutely insane lineup. Damn I love you guys!! 😍👍👍😍.
Bill Bender

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That pic of Kyle you guys sent was the hit of the night. Thanks for the sneak peak.
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Great lineup guys

Checkerboard Vineyards

Impetuous Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

Powerful. Plums, dark chocolate, dark cherries, blackberries, and a bit of tobacco and oak. — 5 months ago

Checkerboard Vineyards

Coyote Ridge Red Blend 2013

I don’t usually rate wines this high but this wine was over the top. Great blue and black fruit, dark chocolate, cassis with acid and tannins in perfect harmony. Really nice red belly wash. — 5 years ago

Jason, Eric and 4 others liked this

Checkerboard Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Pricey but very good — 7 years ago

Martin, Mike and 22 others liked this
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R&D tonight!
Ryan M

Ryan M

Farmstead tonight?
David Goldfinger

David Goldfinger

@Martin G Rivard almost pulled one tonight. Pulled some Dana instead