Because, yes, you may enjoy the political dialogue we offer here at Cherries And Clay, or run-downs of tastings, profiles of wineries and even perhaps advance notice of events going on around Vancouver, but what we hear most often is “What’s a good, cheap wine?”
So here you go, delicious, juicy, summer-in-a-bottle fare:
Domaine de Graches 2009 Blanc, Cotes de Gascogne, France
A killer bottle at Private Wine Stores around Vancouver (Marquis, Liberty, etc) and coming in at 12 or 13 bucks. A blend of Colombard, Ugni Blanc, Gros Mansang and Sauvignon Blanc, but really— who cares about the specific varietal breakdown when it’s so approachable and delicious? Bright and thirst-quenching, with pink grapefruit, Granny Smith apple, and even some grape-y notes with zippy acidity and a flinty, crisp finish.
Boom. Good, cheap wine. Dive in!