Forlorn Hope Queen of Sierra White Blend
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Region: Sierra Foothills, California
Grape varieties: Chardonnay, Verdelho, and Muscat
Forlorn Hope Queen of Sierra White Blend is a blend of Chardonnay, Verdelho, and Muscat. Juicy yellow orchard fruit and citrus, balanced by chalky acidity.
Movie: John Ford’s The Searchers
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About Forlorn Hope Queen of Sierra White Blend
Forlorn Hope Queen of Sierra White Blend is a blend of Chardonnay, Verdelho, and Muscat. Juicy yellow orchard fruit and citrus are balanced by chalky acidity.
Queen of the Sierra white estate blend was grown on the Rorick Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras County at 2000’ elevation, featuring soils comprised of a layer of schist over dolomite-rich limestone. Composed primarily of Chardonnay, Verdelho, and Muscat, the wine shows all of the aromatic complexity and textural presence that are the hallmarks of wines grown on the limestone of the estate.
All fruit for the estate white blend was hand-picked. Most lots were fermented separately due to different pick dates. Individual lots were racked and blended together; they remained in neutral oak or steel tank until being bottled unfined and unfiltered. As with all Forlorn Hope wines, no new oak is utilized, and nothing was added to the must or wine (no cultured yeast, ML bacteria, water, tartaric acid, enzymes, nutrients, etc) with the exception of minimal effective SO2.
About Forlorn Hope Wines
Forlorn Hope Wines love the long shots. They love the outsiders, the lost causes, the people/projects/ideas abandoned as not having a chance in the world. They love the little guy because they’re all about tenacity, relish a challenge, and love us good tussle. Taken from the Dutch ‘verloren hoop’, meaning ‘lost troop’, Forlorn Hope was the name given to the band of soldiers who volunteered to lead the charge directly into enemy defenses. The chance of success for the Forlorn Hope was always slim, but the glory and rewards granted to survivors ensured no shortage of applicants. The wines offered by the winery are their headlong rush into the breach. Rare creatures from the limestone slopes of Rorick Heritage Vineyard, these wines are the brave advance party. Their pride and joy. Their Forlorn Hope.
About Rorick Heritage Vineyard
Forlorn Hope’s estate wines are grown on Rorick Heritage Vineyard. Located in Calaveras County, just outside of the town of Murphys in the Sierra Foothills, the site was first ranched by the Shaw family in 1844. The property was purchased by Barden Stevenot in the 1960s; he became the godfather of the modern Calaveras County winegrowers when he planted own-rooted Wente Chardonnay from 1974-76. We are grateful that several acres of these original heritage plantings still remain – they are a direct link to the first person who recognized the potential of this site’s soil and climate for winegrape cultivation. Barden eventually expanded the vineyard to its current 75 acres in 2000; Matthew Rorick purchased the property in 2013 and converted the farming to organic practices. At an elevation of 2000′, it is situated on limestone soils beneath a top layer of schist. The alpine growing season combined with limestone soils leaves an indelible mark on the wines grown at RHV: beautiful aromatics, textural presence, and bright natural acidity are all hallmarks of the site.