Our featured wine of the week: november 6th
Forlorn Hope, Calaveras County Nodosaur Rorick Vineyard
All Forlorn Hope wines are produced from winegrapes. That's it. They believe very strongly that site and farming produce all that they should like to find in a bottle of wine, and don't want
to confuse or muddy the story that each wine can relate by adding water or yeast or acid or enzymes that had nothing at all
to do with what the vines put into each of the clusters.
No new barrels are never used in the Forlorn Hope cellar. Currently, their oldest 60 gallon vessels are from the 1997 vintage. Most of the Forlorn Hope wines receive a modest amount of sulfur either post-fermentation or pre-bottling -- timing depending on the Rare Creature in question -- in order to ensure that they arrive in your glass in a consistently sound fashion. Their "sans soufre" bottlings are labeled as such. Honest wine made honestly by honest people. And it's DELICIOUS too!!!
PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR TWO FREE WINE TASTINGS EVERY WEEK!
SATURDAYS 3-5 PM & WEDNESDAYS 1-3 PM
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Our wines are often more subtle and earthy than the fruit-bombs that you find on most supermarket shelves but we believe that once you unlock their charms you will be hooked for life. And since these Old World wines were made on smaller vineyards that have existed for generations they also offer quite a great bang for the buck. There are some amazing New World wines out there but they tend to cost a great deal more than we want to charge our customers. We want to be the wine portal for people of all ages and incomes who are new to wine and want to explore without breaking the bank.