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2019 Verdelho RHVEstate

$48.00 750mL

This grape is among the noblest of the wines we produce. With Matthew’s experience of working with Verdelho across more than a decade from Napa Valley, across Lodi, and in the Sierra Foothills, he has long believed that this variety is exceptionally well suited to California’s climate. Even so, he was entirely unprepared for how much our Verdelho enjoys being grown on the limestone of Rorick Heritage Vineyard. With a balanced interplay between bright acidity, depth of flavor, and textural richness, this wine is a beautiful expression of the heights that Verdelho can attain in our state and will age extremely well.

This deeply nuanced wine has complicated layers. An intellectual wine that also gives pleasure and deepens in interest if you allow it to unfold in your glass or decanter. It doesn't shout for your attention; its alluring whispered aromatics draw you in. Texture and tension builds, and unexpected flavors emerge. Baking spices and sappy fruit; green peach laced with vanilla bean; the beginning of a pleasant, gentle reduction; wet slate and orange creamsicle. The finish puts salivary glands to the test and you can’t help but take another sip. A wine that is more dignified than our typical smashable creatures.

  • Blend100% Verdelho
  • RegionSierra Foothills
  • AppellationCalaveras County
  • VineyardRorick Heritage Vineyard
  • SoilLimestone and schist
  • Farming MethodOrganic
  • Oakneutral
  • Release DateOctober 2023
2019 Verdelho RHV Estate - Forlorn Hope Wines

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