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Forlorn Hope

Taken from the Dutch "verloren hoop", meaning "lost troop", Forlorn Ho...

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Taken from the Dutch "verloren hoop", meaning "lost troop", Forlorn Hope was the name given to the band of soldiers who volunteered to lead the charge directly into enemy defenses. The chance of success for the Forlorn Hope was always slim, but the glory and rewards granted to survivors ensured no shortage of applicants.

These bottles, the first produced by Matthew Rorick Wines, were our headlong rush into the breach. Rare creatures from appellations unknown and varieties uncommon, these wines are our brave advance party, our pride and joy – our Forlorn Hope.

Matthew Rorick found his passion for food and wine at his grandfather's table, where the elder Rorick's love of sharing a bottle, a meal, and good conversation inspired his career in winemaking.

After receiving his degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis, Matthew worked on a diverse number of winemaking projects including collaborations with wineries in New Zealand, South Africa, and Chile, as well as with Peter Michael Winery, Chasseur, and Miura Vineyards in California, among others. The broad array of different winemaking and grape growing techniques and philosophies he encountered provided a unique practical counterpoint to the theory he learned at University and flavor his current direction in the winery.

Taking his cues from the stones and soil, he endeavors to interrupt the natural development of each of his wines as little as possible in order that the character and uniqueness of each vineyard site may take center stage.

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  • Forlorn Hope Yount Mill Vineyard Nacre Semillon 2012  Front Label
    Forlorn Hope Yount Mill Vineyard Nacre Semillon 2012
    Semillon from Napa Valley, California
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    • Forlorn Hope Ost-Intrigen St. Laurent 2016 Front Label
      Forlorn Hope Ost-Intrigen St. Laurent 2016
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      • Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2016 Front Label
        Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2016
        Other Red Wine from Lodi, California
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        • Forlorn Hope Ost-Intrigen St. Laurent 2013 Front Label
          Forlorn Hope Ost-Intrigen St. Laurent 2013
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        • Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2013 Front Label
          Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2013
          Barbera from Sierra Foothills, California
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          • Forlorn Hope Ukiyo Rose 2013 Front Label
            Forlorn Hope Ukiyo Rose 2013
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          • Forlorn Hope Kumo To Ame Rose 2013 Front Label
            Forlorn Hope Kumo To Ame Rose 2013
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            • Forlorn Hope Ost-Intrigen St. Laurent 2015 Front Label
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              • Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2014 Front Label
                Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2014
                Verdelho from California
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                • Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2014 Front Label
                  Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2014
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                  • Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2015 Front Label
                    Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2015
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                    • Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2015 Front Label
                      Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2015
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                      • Forlorn Hope Ost-Intrigen St. Laurent 2014 Front Label
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                        • Forlorn Hope Yount Mill Vineyard Nacre Semillon 2013  Front Label
                          Forlorn Hope Yount Mill Vineyard Nacre Semillon 2013
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                          • Forlorn Hope The Faufreluches Gewurztraminer 2013 Front Label
                            Forlorn Hope The Faufreluches Gewurztraminer 2013
                            Gewurztraminer from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
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                            • Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2013 Front Label
                              Forlorn Hope Que Saudade Verdelho 2013
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                            • Forlorn Hope Kirschenmann Pinot Gris Ramato 2015 Front Label
                              Forlorn Hope Kirschenmann Pinot Gris Ramato 2015
                              Pinot Gris/Grigio from Lodi, California
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                              • Forlorn Hope Gemischter Satz White Wine 2014 Front Label
                                Forlorn Hope Gemischter Satz White Wine 2014
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                                • Forlorn Hope Estate Chenin Blanc 2015 Front Label
                                  Forlorn Hope Estate Chenin Blanc 2015
                                  Chenin Blanc from Sierra Foothills, California
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                                  • Forlorn Hope San Hercurmer delle Frecce Barbera 2016
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                                    • Forlorn Hope The Kerrigans Carignan 2016 Front Label
                                      Forlorn Hope The Kerrigans Carignan 2016
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                                      • Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2015 Front Label
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                                        • Forlorn Hope King Andrews White Wine 2015 Front Label
                                          Forlorn Hope King Andrews White Wine 2015
                                          Other White Blends from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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                                          • Forlorn Hope Rorick Heritage Vineyard Picpoul 2017  Front Label
                                            Forlorn Hope Rorick Heritage Vineyard Picpoul 2017
                                            Picpoul from Sierra Foothills, California
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                                            • Forlorn Hope The Kerrigans Carignan 2015 Front Label
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