Red

2008 Checkerboard Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Kings Row

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Diamond Mountain
Drink between 2014 - 2020 (Edit)
CT92.7 28 reviews
2008
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2007
2007
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2009
2009
Label borrowed from 2010
2010
Label borrowed from 2006
2006
Label borrowed from 2006
2006
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2012
2012
Label borrowed from 2013
2013
Label borrowed from 2014
2014
Label borrowed from 2015
2015
1 of 14

Community Tasting Notes 12

  • Ravi Deshpande Likes this wine: 92 points

    September 9, 2018 - In its drinking window. Fruit beautifully integrated, tannins subdued. Very enjoyable.

  • Bigtuna wrote: 89 points

    March 24, 2018 - Decanted for an hour, tasted over 3 hours. Big, jammy, and noticeable tannins and acidity. Slight taint to the nose. Over all, somewhat disappointing compared to prior bottles. 89

  • traxxx Likes this wine: 92 points

    January 14, 2017 - Powerful Cabernet..3 hour decant. Smoky, with dark fruits and wet earth. Long finish of plum and blackberry jam. Medium + tannins ...big finish that lasts

  • Jbird73 wrote: 93 points

    February 7, 2016 - Lots of life left and at the same time delicious right now. Middle of the road in terms of volume on this one. Right where I like it.

  • Paul Lin wrote: 87 points

    February 14, 2015 - This was a surprising wine in many ways; it was not as bold and in-your-face as I was expecting. Instead, it displayed a more classic profile than that of a cult cab. Sweet notes of plums, creme de cassis, black cherry, and sage. The palate is fairly fruit driven, rich on the attack, but it mellows out on the mid palate. Medium-low acidity. A tad cloying on the finish. Not a bad wine, but I guess you could say I was expecting a lot more for the price.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
1 - 5 of 12 More notes

Pro Reviews 0

Add a Pro Review

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews. Learn more.

Manage Subscriptions
  • No pro reviews found.

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Checkerboard Vineyards
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation Kings Row
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Diamond Mountain

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 306 (58%)
  • Consumed 221 (42%)

Food Pairing

No food pairings available.

Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  10 votes

More About This Wine

Articles

Report a Problem

Close
© 2003-19 CellarTracker! LLC.

Report a Problem

Close