CheckMate 2015 Opening Gambit Merlot (Okanagan Valley)

Bright raspberry and black cherry fruit shines here, while all-wild yeast fermentation brings in light floral scents. The tannins are still a bit grainy, while 21 months in all new French oak adds a seam of butterscotch. As with the other Merlots from CheckMate, this is quite ageworthy and should drink well through the next decade. Paul Gregutt

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