2017
checkerboard
aurora vineyard

On approach, the palate of the 2017 Checkerboard Aurora Vineyard is full with notes of freshly brewed Italian espresso, roasted vanilla bean, toasted almonds, and blackberry compote.  This spice-forward wine continues with flavors of baked cherry pie and crushed, dried red pepper.  There’s ample fresh fruit surrounding the core, including dark cherry, black currant, and red plum which serve to lift the wine to a lingering finish with finely polished tannins. 

 

vintages

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2015    2009
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