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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 Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2016 Front Label
    Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2016
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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 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 Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2015 Front Label
          Forlorn Hope Suspiro del Moro Alvarelhao 2015
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          • Forlorn Hope Kirschenmann Pinot Gris 2015  Front Label
            Forlorn Hope Kirschenmann Pinot Gris 2015
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            • Forlorn Hope Kirschenmann Pinot Gris 2014 Front Label
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