CheckMate 2016 Little Pawn Chardonnay 3L
The fruit is from a Black Sage Bench vineyard called Jagged Rock, clearly a terroir that produce elegant Chardonnays year after year. There are aromas of citrus, sage and licorice. The palate is a medley of fruit flavours including Mandarin orange mingled with subtle oak notes (the wine aged 16 months in French oak, 47% new). Tropical and citrus fruits are revealed on the very long finish, with bright acidity keeping the wine fresh and lively.