Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Dec 13, 2009 Sandhill Wines Small Lots Program Sangiovese 2006 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestOkanagan Valley $30.00 – $32.00www.sandhillwines.caWant to stump your buds at your next blind tasting? Bring this in your brown bag. This Sangiovese (the grape of Italy’s Chianti wines) was grown right here in BC – and is the only Sangiovese planting in the Okanagan (in Canada?) to date. Here it is blended with 12.5% Barbera to up the body and deepen the colour. Spicy black cherry and violet aromas lead to a earthy palate of pepper, herbs, anise, cedar and ripe cherries. The tannins are dark cocoa dry, the body is bantamweight and the finish is lengthy and elegant. Pair with Parmigiano Reggiano, crusty bread and tomato sauced polenta.Sandhill Winemaster Howard Soon is a legend in BC – and this year’s honour of Winery of the Year at the Canadian Wine Awards is a well deserved nod to a man and wine program that never compromises. His Small Lots program wines are cult favourites – all handcrafted on a small scale (only 644 of this Sangiovese vintage was produced) and snapped up quickly.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) OkanaganRed 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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Cocktails / Events January 25, 2019 The Complete Bartender Competition 2019 Little Jumbo played host to Nimble Bar Co.’s The Complete Bartender Competition, January 16, 2019 Last Wednesday, I judged my first cocktail ... Read More Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Comments are closed.