Wine Cents Value List – March 2011

Contributed by Robert Stelmachuk of Chambar Restaurant, Vancouver

Domaine GrachiesDomaine Grachies – Gascony, France, ($7)

If Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Gris had a torrid one-night-affair, this would be the result.

Unstoppable at this price.

mission hill 5 vineyardsMission Hill ‘Five Vineyard’ Pinot Blanc – Okanagan Valley, BC ($17)

Pineapple Express meets Ruby grapefruit with a vengeance.

Void of oak, crisp & caressing.

Veo Grande VEO Grande Sauvignon Blanc – Colchagua, Chile ($14)

An electric mélange of wild herbs, minerals and seduction.

A bounty of tropic & tree fruit.

Paul ZinckPaul Zinck Pinot Gris – Alsace, France ($14)

Canned fruit cocktail with spiced cider for a zippy exit.

Purposeful. Craves food. Dry.

Segura ViudasSegura Viudas Dry Brut Rose – Torrelavit, Spain ($10)

It’s DRY. Get over it. Savory grenadine, wild raspberry, crushed Pomegranate.

Open your mind and reward your senses. Bubbles are for everyday at this price!

Callia Alta Malbec logoCallia Alta Malbec – Valle de Tullum, Argentina ($11)

Roasted figs, silky plum, bright red berries. Medium to full with a dangerous drinkability.

Proceed with caution. Bullet-proof.

D'Arenberg Stump Jumpd’Arenberg ‘Stump Jump’ – McLaren Vale, Australia ($8)

A wine for everyone and everything. Earth, fruit, herbs, love.

Year in, year out, a wine of absolution. Final answer.

Ventenac Syrah logoVentenac Syrah – Languedoc-Roussillion, France ($9)

The full contact sporting event of wine. Authoritative.

Liquid violets, white pepper, roasted meaty goodness.

Laura Hartwig Cabernet SauvignonLaura Hartwig Cabernet Sauvignon – Colchagua Valley, Chile ($10)

Hard to find a better expression of cabernet at this price.

A bounty of cassis, cedar, spiced cherry and beautiful structure.

Vignerons Vignerons Laudun Chusclan les Costes – Rhone Valley, France ($11)

Wild strawberry jam for adults laced with roasted herbs.

Wine with a purpose.

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