Forlorn Hope Wines Rorick Heritage Vineyard Zinny Man Volume two White Zinfandel 2018

Synopsis, Our Opinion: A real surprise and a noteworthy fun-loving summer sipper.

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

Grape Variety: Zinfandel.

Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Sienna Foothills; Northern California.

Vintage: 2018

Price: $25.20 (with a 10% mixed case discount)

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

Paired With: Pork roast with mole sauce, egg noodles and roasted carrots.


    STOP: Before reading this review you must know this is not about what’s commonly called “White Zinfandel”. Instead it’s a review of a fun, dry, crisp white wine that traditional “White Zinfandel” drinkers will hate!!!

    Chilled before opening. Clear, with just about the lightest pink tint possible. Light fresh aromas that included citrus, fresh picked boysenberries and a rose garden across a wide freshly cut green lawn. Smooth, dry, dusty and very slightly creamy mouthfeel, solid medium body and a 200-grit texture. Tart citrus, honey dew melon and a tiny bit of strawberry flavors. Delightful crisp acidity, and a long tart finish that ended with lemon and melon tastes. This was a WOW, knock your socks off wine and nothing like the traditional sappy-sweet rose that almost everyone calls “White Zinfandel”. It was dry, fresh, intriguing and delicious. As it warmed and on the third pour the tastes became more pronounced and there were hints of petroleum in the aftertaste. A real surprise and a noteworthy fun-loving summer sipper. It was such a revelation and we were so excited about our new find, we turned on the music and danced!!!

Matthew Rorick in his Forlorn Hope vineyard in Northern California
Photo from Forlorn Hope Wines.
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Alcohol Content: 10.8%

Closure: 50mm Natural cork.

UPC Code: Not available.

Imported by: Not applicable.