Producer: Forlorn Hope
Region: Sierra Foothilla AVA - Calaveras County, CA
Varietals: Barbera, Tempranillo, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon, Trousseau
Full Body, Enticing
Raspberry Compote, Rhubarb, Light Cocoa
Look no further than this wine if you like fruit forward, fresh reds with a bit of structure. Perfect for summer, this wine is made of Barbera, Trousseau Noir, Tempranillo, Graciano and Cabernet Sauvignon grown on schist soil over limestone. Dynamic and fun, this wine has great tension with its forward fruit, supple tannins and lively acidity.
All grapes were handpicked, pressed and fermented seperately due to differing pick dates. They then were blended together in the following winter and left to age in neutral oak barriques for two years until they were bottled unfiltered. Forlorn Hope believes in minimalist intervention in the winery, only ever adding minimal SO2 when required.