Forlorn Hope, Queen of the Sierra Red
Origin: Rorick Heritage Vineyard, Calaveras County, Sierra Foothills, California, U.S.A.
Blend: barbera / trousseau noir / tempranillo / graciano / cabernet sauvignon
Producer's Notes: Composed of Barbera, Trousseau noir, Tempranillo, Graciano, and Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine shows all of the aromatic complexity and textural presence that are the hallmarks of wines grown on the limestone of our estate. It presents with compelling dynamic tension between its bright and forward fruit and the supple tannins and lively acidity that make up this wine’s backbone.
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.