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"Queen of the Sierra" Estate White RHV 2021 Bottle Front
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"Queen of the Sierra" Estate White RHV - 2022

The 2015 Queen of the Sierra white estate blend was grown on the Rorick Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras County at 2000’ elevation, featuring soils comprised of a layer of schist over dolomite-rich limestone. Composed of Riesling, Chardonnay, and Verdelho, the wine shows all of the aromatic complexity and textural presence that are the hallmarks of wines grown on the limestone of our estate.

  • Brand: Forlorn Hope
  • Region:California
  • Sub-Region:Sierra Foothills
  • Varietal:Riesling, Chardonnay, Verdelho
  • Color:White
  • Alcohol:12.8%
  • Size:750ml

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  • Country:United States
  • How much so2 added:minimal effective SO2 added at bottling
  • Climate:Cool, high-elevation Sierra Foothills climate
  • Harvest Technique:Hand harvested
  • Soil:Layer of schist over dolomite-rich limestone
  • Fermentation:Verdelho and Riesling were foot-trod before pressing to open-top tank where they co-fermented / Chardonnay whole-cluster pressed to 400L neutral puncheon / after fermentation is complete, individual lots are racked, blended, and rest in neutral oak until being bottled in 1.5+ years
  • Elevage:2 years in used oak barrel
  • Winemaker Name:Matthew Rorick
  • Filtration:No
  • Fining:No
  • Producer Website:https://forlornhopewines.com/

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