2020 Forlorn Hope Queen Of The Sierra Estate Rosé
Notes from the maker - Matthew Rorick.
This bright blended rosé is from the Rorick Heritage Vineyard that sits up at 2000ft elevation in Calaveras County, CA.This vintage is a mix of Zinfandel, Grenache Noir, and Tempranillo, whole-cluster pressed into stainless steel, fermented with native yeasts, racked after a few months on the lees, then bottled two months later with minimal SO2. Notes of ripe strawberry, concentrated watermelon, and orange blossom on the nose. On the palate is juicy strawberry, cherry juice, hibiscus, and tiny touch of tannin to keep it from going down too easy.