Complex, wonderful expression.
About The Wine
A blistering example of skin contact winemaking here out of the Sierra foothills in California.
This wine is all about blending varieties to create a visceral, textural representation of Matt Rorick's old oragnically farmed vines. Verdelho, Albariño, Muscat, and Chardonnay find harmony here with varying levels of skin contact and minimal exposure to oxygen during winemaking to preserve the purity of the aromatics.
It's seriously grippy and chewy in the mouth but with ample fruit and florals to back it up. Wicked stuff from the Forlorn Hope team and a must-try for lovers of amber wines from around the world.
About Forlorn Hope
Matthew Rorick is one of California's rockabilly winemaking superstars.
His love for the unloved and obscure varieties dotted around his homeland combined with his stripped-back, bare-knuckle winemaking style have seen his small batches of 'Rare Creatures' develop a feverish cult following in the US of A.
These rogue wines of California are some of the most exciting in the state. The Queen Of The Sierra Estate wines are grown on Matt Rorick's garden of Eden Heritage vineyard in the Sierra Foothills. The fruit is farmed without chemicals, the wines re untinkered-with aside from a dash of SO2.
Want rockabilly wine made with real heart and soul? You've found it.