Checkerboard Vineyards

Checkerboard Vineyards

Aurora Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Martha McClellan, winemaker. Decanted for an hour. Inky dark fruits(plum, blackberries) Combines power & elegance. It’s tannins are silky & round. 45/60 second finish. Edit- Magical on hour 2. 
— 4 months ago

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Gunja Gargeshwari

Gunja Gargeshwari

This is one of my new favorites. An amazing wine all round.
David L

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@Gunja Gargeshwari Super rockstar winemaker. Incredible stuff/bottle. I get it. Looking forward to opening my 14’s next year. Meanwhile I’ll enjoy a few more of my 12’s. Killer on hour 2 .WOW!
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@Eric Bad ass in a glass!

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.
— 4 years ago

Martin G RivardDavid LJoe Lucca
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@Carl Fischer @Shawn R @David L @Joe Lucca Absolutely insane lineup. Damn I love you guys!! 😍👍👍😍.
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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

Kings Row Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

My last of these- they just kept getting better — 4 months ago

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Pluribus Napa Valley Red Wine 2004

2004 Bond Pluribus, not many wines rock my world 1.5 decant. Oakville AVA, still a pup. What a wonderful wine, dark fruit the oak is integrated in the wine, very very nice mouth feel, after a mag of Checkerboard & 1/2 glass of Bond, YUM! What a way to end a trip to Napa, with great friends & wonderful wines!!!! Cheers Napa — 5 years ago

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Checkerboard Vineyards

Napa Valley Red Blend 2009

Outstanding! Cassis, currants, and chocolate. Beautiful bouquet. Velvety smooth. Paired spectacularly with venison. — 6 months ago

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Checkerboard Vineyards

Napa Valley Estate Rosé Blend 2016

Elegant rose that doesn’t show its 15.1% alcohol. Light potpourri with tons of flowery tones. — 2 years ago

Severn, Clive and 5 others liked this

Checkerboard Vineyards

Coyote Ridge Red Blend 2012

Very nice, with a beautiful floral/herbal nose. This has a sort of Bordeaux-like sensibility and should age beautifully. — 4 years ago

Aaron Hamrock
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Checkerboard Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Cranberry on the palate - lovely wine — 5 years ago

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