After tasting several amazing BC chardonnays, I decided I wanted to compare them to a top end white Burgundy (Chardonnay). I discussed the idea with a wine-loving friend and she mentioned that she had a very good bottle of Montrachet that was highly rated. The idea started out as comparing two BC chardonnays against … Read more
Winemaker Phil McGahan and the CheckMate Team are well into the 2017 Harvest and Vintage. We have begun with Chardonnay from our eastern vineyards on Osoyoos Lake Bench and Black Sage Bench which will become Capture, Knight’s Challenge and Little Pawn. Our grapes are hand-picked at night, chilled, hand sorted and gently pressed to preserve the quality of the pristine fruit.
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A month or so after having the opportunity to sample CheckMate’s Chardonnay wines, I was invited to a Gastown restaurant for the launch of their 2013 Merlot. A group of invited guests gathered in a private room at L’ Abattoir. After a bit of socializing and a brief audiovisual presentation, where (former) principal Ingo Grady … Read more