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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 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 Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2013 Front Label
      Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2013
      Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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      • Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2009 Front Label
        Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2009
        Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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        • Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2005  Front Label
          Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2005
          Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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          • Forlorn Hope Gascony Cadets King Vineyard Petit Verdot 2006 Front Label
            Forlorn Hope Gascony Cadets King Vineyard Petit Verdot 2006
            Petit Verdot from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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            • Forlorn Hope Gascony Cadets King Vineyard Petit Verdot 2007 Front Label
              Forlorn Hope Gascony Cadets King Vineyard Petit Verdot 2007
              Petit Verdot from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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              • Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2006  Front Label
                Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2006
                Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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                • Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2011 Front Label
                  Forlorn Hope Les Deux Mathieux Petite Sirah 2011
                  Petite Sirah from Suisun Valley, North Coast, California
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