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We love the longshots. We love the outsiders, the lost causes, the people / projects / ideas abandoned as not having a chance in the world. We love the longshots because we’re all about tenacity, we relish a challenge, and – we admit it – we love us a good tussle. - Forlorn Hope 


The wines of Forlorn Hope have always carried a gritty battle-ready trend behind them, not only just the fight to get the wines but the everlasting impression that the wines and the winery leave on you after tasting. Matthew Rorick started Forlorn Hope in 2005 having inherited it from his grandfather. The team he has built behind the brand speaks volumes about the success of the wines and winery. The Rorick Heritage Vineyard sits about 2000 feet above sea level and got its start in the 1960s when the ranching land was purchased by Calaveras County wine luminary Barden Stevenot. However, Rorick purchased the property in 2013 and began the organic conversion. 


The 2018 Vermentino has some time behind it. The fruit is alive and so well integrated. Its drinking exactly where it needs to be right now.  The wine is herbaceous and zippy and zesty, think Sauv blanc with more texture. The wine has great citrusy acidity and pear notes, perfect for warmer weather dinners and outdoor adventures! 



2018 Forlorn Hope, Vermentino, Sierra Foothills California

    • There are no chemical adjustments, additives, yeast, or bacteria; and there is no new oak allowed in the winery.
    • Some wines will receive the minimum effective amounts of SO2 are added either post-ferment or pre-bottling, while others are bottled with no sulfur added.

    - T Edwards


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