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Checkerboard Cabernet Blend Impetuous 2017

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $89.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“In just the second vintage, this Impetuous Cabernet blend shows why we admire the talents of genius winemaker Martha McCllelan and Checkerboard’ mountain vineyards. Aromas and initial palate flavors feature fresh blackberries and mint chocolate entwined with baking spice. Black fruit notes are layered with velvety rich dark chocolate and vanilla bean in a Cabernet that’s full bodied and structured with approachable tannins. These days, it seems impressive Napa red under $100 have become a ‘unicorn’ in the wine world, but Martha McClellan and the team at Checkerboard have nailed it (again).” - California Wine Advisors
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Gamey

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Smoke

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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“In just the second vintage, this Impetuous Cabernet blend shows why we admire the talents of genius winemaker Martha McCllelan and Checkerboard’ mountain vineyards. Aromas and initial palate flavors feature fresh blackberries and mint chocolate entwined with baking spice. Black fruit notes are layered with velvety rich dark chocolate and vanilla bean in a Cabernet that’s full bodied and structured with approachable tannins. These days, it seems impressive Napa red under $100 have become a ‘unicorn’ in the wine world, but Martha McClellan and the team at Checkerboard have nailed it (again).” - California Wine Advisors



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

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Vineyard Designate

AVA Diamond Mountain District

Region Napa Valley