Checkerboard Vineyards 2019 Impetuous
The aromatics transport you to our mountainside in Napa Valley where four small vineyards dot the landscape between patches of forest, allowing grapes to slowly ripen in the sun. The 2019 vintage is a fresh fruit explosion. There's oodles of bing cherry, wild blackberry, and casis along with caramel, savory herbs, blueberry and white rock. The wine broadens on the palate and stuns with a finish of fruit and baking spice-laden barrique.