Rorick Heritage Vineyards, Calaveras County-Sierra Foothills. This wine is a kitchen sink blend of Zinfandel, Barbera, Trousseau, Tempranillo, Graciano, and Cabernet Sauvignon. The nose shows soft red fruits with a light floral hit and some dusty minerals and cherry. The palate is moderate in weight with a good mineral grip to it with umami and fruit flavors of cherry and boysenberry. D&M Tasting Notes
Fermentation: Barbera, Trousseau, and Graciano were each fermented in open top fermenters with 100% stem inclusion; Cabernet Sauvignon was destemmed and fermented in an open-top; the Tempranillo was destemmed and fermented in a closed-top tank / all lots were pressed at dryness and barreled down to neutral 227L barrique until May 2018.
The Forlorn Hope wines are the result of a project devoted to displaying
the wealth of California's viticultural potential -- as well as championing varieties less common. Taken as a departure from the stereotypical Californian product, the Rare Creatures of the Forlorn Hope display what is possible when great care is taken in combining soil type, climate/site, and variety to produce wines which require no manipulation. The Queen of the Sierra wines are an exploration of the potential of Rorick’s 80 acre estate vineyard.
Forlorn Hope 2016 Queen of the Sierra Red Wine
- Availability: In Stock
- Quantity Available: 10
- SKU #: 7324