Ottawa, ON

July 2020

 

Matt’s review: With each and every vintage CheckMate Artisanal Winery is solidifying their reputation as one of Canada’s leading wineries, producing world-class Chardonnay and Merlot from the south of the Okanagan Valley, in Canada’s wine capital, Oliver, BC. CheckMate’s 2015 Capture Chardonnay is sourced from the most southerly vineyards in the Okanagan Valley, the Border Vista Vineyard along the Osoyoos East Bench situated on the Canada-US border. This rich and textured Chardonnay highlights the expressive tropical and orchard fruit characteristics this desert region produces and which CheckMate captures so masterfully in their ultra premium wines. Capture 2015 shows chilled pineapple mousse with whipped cream, stone fruit, baked almond croissants, baking spices, and fresh vanilla bean. The palate highlights the creamy texture, with fleshy stone fruit, spice, and mouthwatering minerality on the long finish. Another excellent expression of premium Okanagan Chardonnay from one of Canada’s finest wineries/winemakers. Enjoy over the next half decade and beyond. Tasted July 2020. 94 points. Matt Steeves – http://www.quercusvino.ca

Purchased CheckMate’s Capture winery direct and enjoy free shipping on eligible purchases. $90/750ml bottle.