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2016 Red Blend "Queen of the Sierra" (Forlorn Hope)

Forlorn Hope, "Queen of the Sierra" Red Blend, Calaveras County, California 2016

{organic} Barbera, Trousseau, Graciano, Tempranillo and Cabernet

DARK FRUITED, SAVORY, RICH BUT NOT HEAVY

Matthew Rorick has done everything from semi-pro skateboarding to serving in the Navy, but his most daring adventure was purchasing an 80 year old vineyard in the remote Sierra Nevada foothills. Planted with an eclectic assortment of varieties that predate California’s conversion to a Cabernet and Chardonnay-centric monoculture, his organic, high elevation vineyard is the source of this suave, seductive new school California red made in a natural, hands-off style. If you think all California wines are heavy and oaky - think again.

Serving Suggestions: Five-spice duck breast with plum and balsamic reduction. Grilled zucchini with garlic and lemon butter.

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2018 Rosé "Queen of the Sierra" (Forlorn Hope)

Forlorn Hope, "Queen of the Sierra" Rosé, Calaveras County, California 2018

{organic} Barbera and Zinfandel

WATERMELON, STRAWBERRY, COMPLEX BUT CRUSHABLE

California iconoclast Matthew Rorick is back at it again, with the most refreshing California rose we can remember. His limestone vineyard in the California’s old Gold Rush hills is churning out exciting new wave wines from old vines of varieties almost forgotten in the Golden State. The grapes are picked early, to get a refreshingly low 11% ABV and bright acidity, but the wine still packed with mouthwateringly ripe fruit. A staunch minimalist in the cellar, Rorick uses spontaneous fermentation, no additives and filters minimally, so don’t be spooked by the hazy appearance.

Serving Suggestions: Burrata and summer tomatoes on the patio. Goat cheese and strawberry spinach-arugula salad. Fresh NC shrimp.

19.99

19 in stock

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