Checkerboard Kings Row 2009
Like the Checkerboard, it has rich, sweet tannins that are both bold, yet velvety and soft in texture. Bright acidity and ripe red-fruit profile, full maturation of the tannins, sumptuous mouthfeel, and an extremely enjoyable experience on the palate from early on. You can look forward to drinking it both now and well into the future.
Estate bottled by Checkerboard Vineyards, located on the southeastern slopes of Diamond Mountain at the northern end of the Napa Valley. The 300-acre estate has four vineyard developments, each with its own elevation, exposure, and soil composition. The estate vineyard development areas are connected by a two- and one-half mile drive from the Valley floor to the Ridge of Diamond Mountain through dense forests of Redwood, Douglas fir, Madrone, and Oak.