2015 Checkerboard Aurora Vineyard
A classic vintage... 2015 Checkerboard Aurora Vineyard is expansive and generous. It offers a luscious interpretation of its site and the vintage. Aromas are both sweet and savory, broadly expressive of fresh Blackberries, Bing Cherries, Cranberries, and dried Herbs. On the palate, 2015 Checkerboard Aurora is structured and offers finely polished tannins with a full mid-palate that is lifted by natural acidity and enhanced in a lengthy, lingering finish. In its youth, the 2015 vintage benefits from decanting prior to serving.
2015 Checkerboard Coyote Ridge Vineyard
In 2015, an unusually early harvest of these low-yielding vines resulted in an intensely flavored wine that shines a spotlight on the fruit and floral character of Coyote Ridge. Aromas and flavors abound with fresh Cherries, Plum, Rose Hips and Red Currants, combining with Caramel, Lavendar and Pink Tellicherry Peppercorn. The wine is full bodied with delicious, approachable tannins and offers collectors of Coyote Ridge Vineyard another fantastic vintage. In its youth, the wine benefits from decanting prior to serving.
2015 Checkerboard Nash Creek Vineyard
Engrossing, intriguing, complex... the 2015 Checkerboard Nash Creek is instantly expressive, suggesting aromas of aged Proscuitto, wild Blackberries, dark Cherries, and salted Caramel. These follow through on a nuanced and full palate, accompanied by Baking Spice, Cocoa Powder, and Espresso. The vineyard's volcanic, Rhyolite composition provides a minerality that is uplifting and ensures extended cellaring. In its youth, the wine benefits from decanting prior to serving.