Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Aug 23, 2010 Sandhill Wines Small Lots Program Barbera 2007 VQA SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOkanagan Valley $30 -$36www.sandhillwines.caThere are some grapes that are easily transportable – Chardonnay, for example. The reason it’s found everywhere is because it can grow anywhere. And then there are grapes that are so intrinsically tied to one area, that’s it’s almost a surprise that it would be found elsewhere. Barbera – one of the main grapes of Piedmont, and the third most planted red grape of Italy, is one such grape. I guess no one told Sandhill master winemaker Howard Soon.Sure, there are smatterings of plantings of Barbera other places on the globe, notably in Argentina, Australia and California. Sandhill has the only commercial planting to date of Barbera in Canada. This vintage is blended with 9% Sangiovese, and aged in American and French oak for 18 months. Aromas of cocoa, cherry and sweet dusty plum entice to spicy flavours of leafy raspberry, bright black cherry and leather. Moderate tannins, medium body and a layered and lengthy finish just up the appeal. Note – only 27 cases were made (hence, Small Lots), so if you want to try this Piedmontese grape a la Okanagan, act quick.Sandhill Winemaster Howard Soon is a legend in BC, rightfully honoured with Winery of the Year at the last Canadian Wine Awards.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) BarberaOkanaganRed WineWine Reviews SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.