Starling Lane Winery Maréchal Foch 2007

Saanich Peninsula, Vancouver Island, BC

This 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.

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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 ...

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