Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Jan 1, 2010 Starling Lane Winery Maréchal Foch 2007 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestSaanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC $24-26www.starlinglanewinery.comThis is a storming wine. Big gutsy flavour for big blustery days – like January in BC. Foch is a wine that people either love or love to hate – there’s no middle ground. But really – what’s not to love about Starling Lane’s version? A dark ruby colour, with plush vanilla, dark raspberry, deep plum, dusty cocoa, and a lovely spicy finish. Nice acidity – and thankfully none of the gaminess that would turn this love story sour. This is a big red from a cool climate! Partner with slow roasted venison or lamb, cracked pepper and glazed root veg.Maréchal Foch [MAY-ray-shahl FOESH] is a hybrid, grown in North America. A hybrid is a breeding between two species of vine, in this case vitis vinifera and vitis riparia – in the hopes of gaining the positive benefits of both species.This wine is sold out at the winery, but there are still a few bottles available at select private liquor stores and savvy restaurants. Tip – get on Starling Lane’s contact list and reserve for next vintage.Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) Red WineVancouver IslandWine 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 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 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 Comments are closed.