CheckMate Artisanal Winery Opening Gambit Merlot 2017

Region: Okanagan Valley

Country: Canada

Medal: Double Gold

"Exotic fruits. Brambleberries. A plush front palate. Structural tannin. Bold."
Toni Paterson MW | 95 Points

"Ripe black plum on the nose. Ripe and baked with supple tannins, sweet plum fruit and chalky tannins. Long finish."
Andrea Pritzker MW | 91 Points

"Attractive red cherry, mulberry plum aromas. Generous dark plum mulberry fruits, attartuve ginger vanilla oak. All well integrated. Finishes claret firm. Will need some time to turn around."
Andrew Caillard MW | 96 Points

"Ripe black cherry plum and vanilla oak aromas. Soft and fleshy palate with dusty tannins, moderate acidity, generous vanilla and spicy oak. Ripe plum and cherry on the finish."
Alison Eisermann Ctercteko MW | 95 Points

“The perfect Grand Prix event to celebrate,
promote and endorse the finest wines of the New World.”

Andrew Caillard MW