Ansari 2017 - it’s big and beautiful, with great complexity, texture, freshness, and overall balance.
100% Viognier from Black Sage Bench in the heart of the Okanagan
93 points - CheckMate's Silent Bishop (Merlot) 2017.
Ottawa, ON March 2022 Matt's review: An outstanding Viognier by Liquidity Wines. 100% estate grown, using Clone 642, it's fragrant, textured, and beautifully balanced. Look for sweet stone fruit and exotic fruits, floral blossoms, honey, ginger, and baked apple on... Continue Reading →
BCs Burrowing Owl Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 available at LCBO now, and a great wine to enjoy now and over the next five years.
CheckMate's talented winemaker, Phil McGahan, continues to deliver outstanding world-class wines each and every vintage, and 2016 is another star!
CTVs Kriss Vann and Sommelier Matt Steeves showcase some great wines and spirits which are sure to impress the in-laws this holiday season. Wines that will suit every palate and budget, including white, red, bubbly, and some spirits too. And whether you're celebrating in-person with your bubble, or dropping off some holiday cheer for a virtual gathering, these are some great options to check-out this season.
Ottawa, ON November 2021 Matt's review: CheckMate Artisanal Winery produces some of the finest Chardonnay and Merlot from their Golden Mile Bench winery situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley. CheckMate's 2016 Black Rook Merlot is an outstanding expression... Continue Reading →
An impressive Cabernet Sauvignon from the Colchagua Valley in Chile. At $13.95 it's tough to beat!
Ottawa, ON July 2021 Matt's review: Winemaker's Cut Fidelia blends 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Muscat Canelli from Deadman Lake Vineyard in the heart of the Okanagan, to produce an easy to love style of sparkling wine that will shine... Continue Reading →
CheckMate continues to showcase Canada's ability to produce world-class wines worthy of great acclaim, wines that shine alongside peers from Napa, Tuscany, and Bordeaux.
Ottawa, ON May 2021 Matt's review: Prisoner Wine Co makes some seriously bold and delicious wines, and Unshackled Cabernet Sauvignon is guilty of exactly that! A blend of 80% Cab, 10% Petite Sirah, 5% Syrah, and 5% Merlot, sourced from... Continue Reading →
Ring in the New Year with this incredible sparkling Icewine. A textural experience like no other. 96 points.
Ottawa, ON November 2020 Now in its second vintage since its return to the market last year, Le Clos Jordanne Le Grand Clos Chardonnay 2018, a Canadian Grand Cru-quality wine from renowned international winemaker Thomas Bachelder, demonstrates the greatness achievable... Continue Reading →
Ottawa, ON November 2020 Matt's review: Culmina's Merlot showcases just how complex and interesting the Okanagan's signature varietal can be, especially those sourced from the prestigious Golden Mile Bench. Rich and intense black fruit, black plum, Okanagan Black Sage, dried... Continue Reading →