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Forlorn Hope Wines Queen of the Sierra Rosè 2017


Synopsis, Our Opinion: An EXCELLENT California Rosè that had an exceptionally good mineral character.

Producer/Winery: Matthew Rorick; Forlorn Hope Wines; Murphys, California.

Grape Variety: Rosè Blend – Barbera, Zinfandel and Mondeuse.

Geographic Appellation: Sierra Foothills, Northern California.

Vintage: 2017

Price: $23.40 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Paired With: Grilled hot dogs, baked beans and coleslaw.

Tasting:

    Chilled before opening. Light watermelon color. Strawberry and watermelon aromas. Smooth, MINERAL, medium body and a fine 400-grit texture. Easily identifiable ripe strawberry and watermelon flavors, fresh acidity and a long somewhat dry, dusty mineral finish. Excellent paired with the patio hot dogs and baked beans dinner. It may not have the finesse and elegant taste of similar priced Provence-style Rosé, but the ripe fruit flavors and dominant mineral core really gave it a sparkle and in the end it was delicious Rosè. In a nutshell we’d say it was wound pretty tight, but an EXCELLENT California Rosè that had an exceptionally good mineral character.

Matthew Rorick in his Forlorn Hope vineyard in Northern California
Photo from Forlorn Hope Wines.

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Alcohol Content: 11.5%

Closure: Reconstituted cork.

UPC Code: None Available

Imported by: Not Applicable