2018 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay

An extremely complex wine with aromas of yellow peach, melon, perfume and caramelized oak with hints of graphite. The palate gas a rich entry with flavours of peach, apricot and almond croissant.

Sunset Vineyard, Jagged Rock Vineyard, Border Vista Vineyard, Dekleva - Combret Vineyard
Aromas & Texture
Bold & Rich
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CheckMate Winery Fool's Mate Chardonnay
  • 94 Points Accolade - John Schreiner

"This wine combines fruit from five vineyards in the South Okanagan. It was fermented and aged in a combination of cooperage: nine barrels, one foudre and one concrete egg. Tight in structure, the wine begins with floral aromas leading to flavours of citrus, apple, mango and herbs. There is a note of sea salt on the long finish."

94 points, John Schreiner

"Given the deft handling of wood and the resulting freshness, this has been one of my personal favorites of the winery's Chardonnays. Those who appreciate understatement will gravitate to this. This is pretty fine again this year. There's an initial hit of of new wood up front followed by more purity as it warms and airs out. It pulls the wood in easily. It's fresh and lively, yet solid too."

94 points, Robert Parker, Wine Advocate

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