Checkerboard Vineyards

Aurora Napa Valley Red Blend

9.532 ratings
9.58 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
Roy Goble

This 2012 was still delicious but the back end seemed to be fading a bit.

This 2012 was still delicious but the back end seemed to be fading a bit.

Nov 15th, 2020
Matt Nason

Damn son. Aurora. Checkerboard. Harlan Estate. Today’s a good day. Thanks Gobie.

Damn son. Aurora. Checkerboard. Harlan Estate. Today’s a good day. Thanks Gobie.

Aug 29th, 2019
Mark Blatty

Drinking this watching the World Series. This wine is a beast and also has amazing complexity. Definitely needs air but once it gets it look out!

Drinking this watching the World Series. This wine is a beast and also has amazing complexity. Definitely needs air but once it gets it look out!

Oct 26th, 2017
Carl Fischer

Sunday night shenanigans in Brooklyn with this crew. WOTN was this Checkerboard - perfectly balanced, beautiful fruit, smooth tannins, just delicious. Group 📷 by @Martin G Rivard

Sunday night shenanigans in Brooklyn with this crew. WOTN was this Checkerboard - perfectly balanced, beautiful fruit, smooth tannins, just delicious. Group 📷 by @Martin G Rivard

Oct 23rd, 2017
David L

WOTN-at Brooklyn, New York! Have to find a way to get a few these in my wine cellar.@Carl Fischer Thanks once again for pouring this .

WOTN-at Brooklyn, New York! Have to find a way to get a few these in my wine cellar.@Carl Fischer Thanks once again for pouring this .

Oct 23rd, 2017
Bill Bender

When the server is fun everything tastes better. Checkerboard always has a chocolate, mocha and blue fruit thing going on that I like. It has the 3 P's: People pleasing pure fruit. An exceptional stand alone wine.

When the server is fun everything tastes better. Checkerboard always has a chocolate, mocha and blue fruit thing going on that I like. It has the 3 P's: People pleasing pure fruit. An exceptional stand alone wine.

Aug 17th, 2017
Gunja Gargeshwari

Beautiful fruit, elegant nose and a perfect finish - An hour of decant and its showing unbelievably well. A true masterpiece of winemaking.

Beautiful fruit, elegant nose and a perfect finish - An hour of decant and its showing unbelievably well. A true masterpiece of winemaking.

Mar 17th, 2020
Aaron Hamrock

Decanted for a couple of hours and really delicious

Decanted for a couple of hours and really delicious

Jul 3rd, 2019
Aaron Hamrock

Blue mountain fruit followed by graphite and cassis. This wine continues to develop and get better. Very enjoyable tonight.

Blue mountain fruit followed by graphite and cassis. This wine continues to develop and get better. Very enjoyable tonight.

Dec 4th, 2016
Aaron Hamrock

Decanted for about 2 1/2 hours. Really opened up. Lots of blue mountain fruit in this wine. Lovely.

Decanted for about 2 1/2 hours. Really opened up. Lots of blue mountain fruit in this wine. Lovely.

Jul 24th, 2016