Checkerboard Kings Row 2018 exhibits all the markers of a classic Cabernet. The nose is fresh and laced with cherry, black currant, and red spice that combine in a dazzling array of flavors on the palate to include wild blueberries, crispy sage, white flowers, baking spice, and paprika. There’s a lively, vibrant backbone and plush tannins that extend through to the finish. Bravo, Martha!
In its youth, the 2018 vintage of Checkerboard Kings Row benefits from decanting.