Our team has been busy bringing wine to you at home but we have missed seeing our Members and friends. We are thrilled to welcome visitors back to CheckMate this June through November. We have also extended complimentary shipping through June, for those of you who can’t join us at the winery.
We welcome you back with great excitement to our Cellar Tasting Experience. Be part of the beginning in our transitional tasting space, open daily by appointment only. Reservations are available online via the link below and Members receive complimentary tastings for up to 5 guests.
2015 Attack Chardonnay. Attack is an expressive fruit and mineral-driven ultra premium Chardonnay from the heart of the Okanagan Valley. A textbook example of textured mineral-focused Chardonnay with an abundance of orchard fruit and spice, all presented in an elegant style with exquisite balance – these are becoming the hallmarks of CheckMate’s brand. Tasting Attack immediately you notice how versatile this masterpiece is, making it fantastic to pair with a wide range of dishes from ceviche to creamy pasta, and like a fine Champagne, Attack is ideally suited for celebrating life’s milestones too. Tasted May 2020.
2015 End Game Merlot. This might be considered as the winery’s top-tier Merlot, as it blends the best barrels from Osoyoos East Bench and the Black Sage Bench sites. It’s dark, rich and deeply fruited in tones of blackberries and black cherries. The ripe, silky tannins are particularly exceptional, which cloak the fruit without disrupting it. Coffee, licorice, dark chocolate and a seam of tar complete the experience. June/July 2020 Issue.
Today we bring you two great recipes from our friends at the Calgary Petroleum Club. Chef Sean Cutler and his team enjoy the privilege of pairing dishes with wines from their 15,000 bottle cellar, including our CheckMate Merlots and Chardonnays. Chef Sean has included two recipes, Grilled Albacore Tuna with Spiced Cabbage Slaw paired with our Attack Chardonnay and a Traditional Alberta Beef Prime Rib Roast with Yorkshire Pudding paired with our End Game Merlot.
Visit our press page for these and more great recipes.
On this episode, Phil speaks about what sets the Okanagan apart, growing and crafting Chardonnay in this special place. Viticulturist, Devin Methven takes us to the Dekleva Vineyard, a unique site planted in 1975 and home to our Queen Taken Chardonnay.
Episode 4 is now available, visit our press page for this and more immersive experiences with CheckMate.
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