End Game Merlot 2013

CheckMate Winery

End Game Merlot
2013

$85.00

* Suggested retail price
Product code
13780675
Format
3 x 750ml
Listing type
Private import
Status
Not available
Country
Canada
Regulated designation
Vintners quality alliance (VQA)
Region
British Columbia
Subregion
Okanagan Valley
Varietal(s)
Merlot 100 %
Color
Red
Sugar
Dry
Closure type
Cork
Aging vessel type
French Oak (100% new)
Length of aging
21 months
Winery's website

About this winery

The von Mandl family began their journey over 40 years ago. The first sign of the real potential of the vineyards came in 1994 with a surprise win at the International Wine & Spirit Competition in London for ‘Top Chardonnay in the World.’ The family has developed exceptional vineyards with distinctive Chardonnay and Merlot clones, some of which are now over 40 years old, at what are now CheckMate Artisanal Winery vineyards.

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Tasting notes

A complex, lifted nose, showcasing sassafras, spices and aromatic oak. The palate is rich, with savoury notes, good weight, firm tannins and immense length.

Viticultural notes

Blending the best soils and sites of Osoyoos East Bench and Black Sage Bench this wine showcases the warmer castern sits of the Okanagan Valley

Press reviews

Snow

- 91 points-

Bruce Sanderson, 2017

Offers a well of dark, lush black cherry and blackberry fruit, accented by spice hints, matched to a base of firm, dusty tannins. A bit brooding now, with a long, spicy finish. Merlot.

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