The 2016 Summers Checkmate Cabernet Sauvignon is produced from the best barrels of hundreds in Summers Cellar. We've blended this wine from the finest estate vineyard lots in Napa Valley.
Our handcrafted 2016 Checkmate—a "Grandmaster," offers notes of roasted coffee, cocoa, and black currants. To round out the flavors in this full-bodied, beautifully rich red colored and opulent textured wine, we use small amounts of Petit Verdot and other varietals. The wine aged for 29 months using French Oak Barrels.
- Appearance: an impressive deep ruby/purple color
- Aroma: rich and complex layers of mixed dark cherry, cassis and plum with hints of vanilla and chocolate
- Flavor: full, round, richly flavored and balanced. Deep ripe fruit characters with hints of vanilla and spice. Finishes with rich but soft tannins with dark chocolate flavor and sweet mouthfeel from the oak.