2018 Coyote Ridge is a very showy vintage. Let’s skip the descriptors and talk first about the finely polished tannins. Oooh-la-la. The tannins, combined with a texture reminiscent of the softest silk, makes it highly approachable. The wine’s weighty, powerfully structured palate of macerated red berries, dark plums, caramel, savory herbs, and red spice is irresistible. Each berry that became a component of 2018 Checkerboard Coyote Ridge was hand-selected on our sorting table.