Ottawa, ON

July 2020


Matt’s review: CheckMate’s Queen Taken shows the elegance and structure achievable in their beautiful Golden Mile Bench Chardonnay. A brilliant light golden colour, the nose shows crisp orchard fruits, apple, pear, sweet tropical notes, delicate baking spices, a hint of caramel, and a touch of cedar. Full bodied in a very fresh and elegant style, with layers of fresh orchard fruits, tropical fruit, spice, and minerality persisting on the long refreshing finish. Wines of this caliber highlight the greatness that’s achievable in Canada’s Okanagan Valley when winemaking expertise harness nature’s full potential from premium vineyard sites to achieve excellence. Structured to age for many years and showing beautifully in its youth, enjoy over the next decade with seared scallops with parmesan risotto, grilled lemon-chicken, or simply on its own! Tasted bottle 1817, July 2020. 94+ points. Matt Steeves –

Available winery direct – $125Queen-Taken-750ml-015