Checkmate - Merlot - Black Rook 2015
CheckMate Artisanal Winery
A lifted nose of florals, anise, and vanilla. The palate is rich with savoury flavours of cassis and black currant. Sumptuous texture comes from the long ripe tannins that coat the mouth for a lingering, harmonious finish.
Behind closed doors, a daring initiative took place over the past four years. The goal: To make new world Chardonnay and Merlot with old world elegance in North America.