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Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra Amber


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Vintage: 2020
Region: Calaveras County, California, United States
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: Verdelho, Albariño, Muscat, and Chardonnay

Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra Amber is sourced from organic vineyards in Calaveras County. Verdelho, Albariño, Muscat, and Chardonnay.

Song: See a Little Light by Bob Mould

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About Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra Amber

Forlorn Hope Queen of the Sierra Amber is sourced from organic vineyards in Calaveras County. Comprised of Verdelho, Albariño, Muscat, and Chardonnay. 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 sulfur.

About Forlorn Hope

Matthew Rorick has been the winemaker behind the Forlorn Hope wines since the inception of the label in 2005 and tends 75 acres of organically farmed grapevines at Rorick Heritage Vineyard. In previous incarnations, he has repaired submarine telescopes for the United States Navy, ridden skateboards for a living, and built electric guitars. His love of wine was fostered in him by his grandfather David Rorick Jr., who was a consummate dining partner and storyteller. His current efforts at RHV, including producing organically farmed estate wines and reconnecting with California’s pre-Prohibition viticultural traditions, are largely inspired by conversations at his grandfather’s table.

Danielle Shehab bought a one-way ticket from Maine to California for harvest in 2016 and never left. Once thought to be a restaurant lifer, she fell in love with the production of winemaking within hours of being in the cellar. In addition to helping make the FH wines, she also runs the wholesale, direct sales, social, tasting room, marketing, and website. She enjoys traveling the globe, very fast hikes, social justice, and drinking gin + tonics. She also makes wine under her own label – Shehab Wine.

The Queen of the Sierra wine is a celebration of the steep limestone and schist slopes of Rorick Heritage Vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. Made from 100% Estate grown fruit, they are organically farmed, hand-harvested, spontaneously fermented by native yeasts, unfiltered and unfined, with nothing added but minimal effective sulfur.  These are honest and pure California estate wines made with soul that is approachable in price as well as in the glass.

Long live the Queen!