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Checkmate Chardonnay 'Attack' 2019

Product description

Spencer Kelly’s first taste of wine-industry recognition came from some of the most iconic and prestigious wineries in Napa Valley. With each harvest and each season, he perfected his track record for coaxing the finest vintages out of distinguished vineyards.

CheckMate’s success had rippled all the way down to California, and the opportunity to join one of Canada’s most ambitious and celebrated wineries was irresistible. Some of the Okanagan’s most exceptional soils, old vines approaching 50 years of age and a commitment to making the highest quality wines aligned precisely with Spencer’s values as a Canadian winemaker.

Aromas of the seashore, wet stone, and citrus on the nose. The palate is electric with minerality and texture leading to lingering tropical fruits, ginger, and saltwater. This is a unique, modern chardonnay that also pays homage to the old world.

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast

Jagged Rock (67%) and Border Vista vineyard fruit make up this wine. Aged in half new foudre, aromas of toast, pear, cream and stone fruit lead to creamy, fuller-feeling flavors. It shows intensity, richness and detail. Impressive stuff.