White

2014 Checkmate Artisanal Winery Chardonnay Little Pawn Barn Vineyard

Chardonnay

  • Canada
  • British Columbia
  • Okanagan Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • Paolo D wrote: 94 points

    July 23, 2022 - Fascinating flavor profile. Citrus and flower with light minerality and some mushroom and earthy notes. Honeyed. 8 years old and still young and fresh.

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  • larms Likes this wine: 90 points

    June 3, 2022 - Leaf Day. Drank with charcuterie platter (salumis and cheese)

    PnP and this poured a beautifully elegant deep golden colour. The nose immediately greeted with notes of lemon curd and cream before quickly giving way to aromas dominated by fall orchard fruit and traces of limestone.

    Palate was long with medium acidity and despite the nose suggesting apricot and golden apple the wine definitely still retained minerality and slightly dry lemon rind delivered a pleasant taste profile overall. Credit as the balance of cream intertwined is just the right amount - not overbearing.

    Being a 2014 this really did reflect, at least in part, the hot vintage and despite having some brilliantly cohesive and complex chardonnays from Checkmate I have to admit this one left a little bit to be desired. I'd like to say it will go further but I don't think it really improves much at this point and I would drink now.

    Overall very nice but I struggle to say it left much of a lasting impression. 90 pts.

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  • rexmerlot wrote: 92 points

    January 30, 2022 - Wow, 8 years old and still drinks like a young Chardonnay. Wish I had kept more to see how it aged.

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  • vertex663 Likes this wine: 92 points

    August 2, 2021 - Beautiful chardonnay from Checkmate. Found aromas of caramel / vanilla with some citrus flavors. Full and long on the finish with balanced acid and tannin. Really looking forward to the 2015 vintage....

  • nanoose wrote:

    July 31, 2021 - Beautiful chard with orange and clove in the nose, thick luscious mouth feel and long finish. Paired with “lupin a la moutarde” . Excellant.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type White
  • Producer Checkmate Artisanal Winery
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation Little Pawn
  • Vineyard Barn Vineyard
  • Country Canada
  • Region British Columbia
  • SubRegion Okanagan Valley
  • Appellation n/a
  • UPC Codes 058976502981, 776545800107, 776545800473

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 131 (55%)
  • Consumed 108 (45%)

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