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Checkerboard Cabernet Sauvignon Aurora 2015

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CWA100

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $335.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Perfect” 100 Points
“The new Checkerboard Aurora is once again an awe-inspiring masterpiece. The cashmere-like texture reminds us of the best Harlan and Hundred Acre releases that we’ve sampled. Intensely satisfying hints of inky dark fruit (currants, plums, blackberry) combine with opulent notes of exotic baking spices (cinnamon). The 60 second finish includes statuesque tannins balanced with prodigious, creamy new oak and espresso guaranteed to dazzle now (decanting recommended) through 2030. This beauty is built like a skyscraper, worthy of a 99-point rating tonight, and well on the way to 100-point perfection after 3-5 more years of aging. Bravo!” - California Wine Advisors 
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Perfect” 100 Points
“The new Checkerboard Aurora is once again an awe-inspiring masterpiece. The cashmere-like texture reminds us of the best Harlan and Hundred Acre releases that we’ve sampled. Intensely satisfying hints of inky dark fruit (currants, plums, blackberry) combine with opulent notes of exotic baking spices (cinnamon). The 60 second finish includes statuesque tannins balanced with prodigious, creamy new oak and espresso guaranteed to dazzle now (decanting recommended) through 2030. This beauty is built like a skyscraper, worthy of a 99-point rating tonight, and well on the way to 100-point perfection after 3-5 more years of aging. Bravo!” - 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