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Checkerboard Vineyards Aurora Vineyard

Checkerboard Vineyards
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Still Wine
RegionNapa
Alcohol Level
Country
United States
SubregionNapa Valley
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GrapesCabernet Sauvignon
Wine Description:
Checkerboard Vineyards Aurora Vineyard is a standout gem in the renowned Napa Valley region, known for producing exceptional wines. This estate is meticulously managed by a dedicated team, consistently delivering world-class varietals. Situated in the distinctive Diamond Mountain District of Napa, Aurora Vineyard boasts high elevations and abundant sunshine, making it an ideal terroir for cultivating top-quality Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. The winemaking process is marked by precision and artistry. Handpicked grapes undergo a careful selection process and are then aged in French oak barrels. The resulting wine is rich, full-bodied, and opulent, with intense dark fruit flavors, hints of spice, and a velvety texture. Aurora Vineyard's Cabernet Sauvignon is celebrated for its elegance, complexity, and long-lasting finish, making it a prime choice for aficionados seeking the finest Napa Valley wines. Read more
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  • Intense and complex flavor profile
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  • High price point
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4.6

Wine Expert Note:

Checkerboard Vineyards Aurora Vineyard is an exceptional wine that showcases the unique terroir of the vineyard. This wine is known for its elegance, complexity, and depth of flavors. On the nose, you can expect aromas of dark fruits such as blackberry and black cherry, along with hints of spice, cedar, and tobacco. The palate is rich and velvety, with well-integrated tannins and a long, lingering finish. The wine has excellent aging potential and will continue to evolve and develop over time. It pairs beautifully with grilled meats, hearty stews, and aged cheeses. Overall, Checkerboard Vineyards Aurora Vineyard is a truly remarkable wine that exemplifies the artistry and craftsmanship of the winemaker. Read more
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The alcohol level in wine is a measure of the amount of alcohol present in the beverage. The degree of heat or ‘burn’ at the back of the throat is roughly proportional to the amount of alcohol consumed. It ranges from Very Low to Very High.
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Wine body refers to the weight and texture of wine on the palate. In other words, it is the degree of body a wine has, ranging from light-bodied to full-bodied. Wines with higher body appear to have a thicker texture and can sometimes coat the palate.
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Wine acidity refers to the tartness of a wine, which gives a tingling sensation on the side of the tongue. A metallic-like sharp taste is also associated with high acidity. Sometimes a high level of sweetness, such as in luscious dessert wines, can disguise a high level of acidity. Acidity can range from soft to searing.
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Wine tannin gives wine its textural mouthfeel and astringency. Tannin is a natural compound found in grape skins, seeds, and stems. It contributes to the structure and helps to balance out the sweetness of the fruit. Tannins are usually discussed when it comes to red wines, even though some white and rosé wines with certain wine making techniques can also contain tannins.
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