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 cassis 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.
Impetuous is handcrafted at Checkerboard Vineyards, a 300-acre wine estate in Napa Valley that spans one entire, undivided mountainside. The estate and its four small vineyards, planted among the woods and at varying elevations, are the inspiration for this singular wine representing our mountain and its soils.