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2014 Forlorn Hope Pinot Gris, Calaveras, CA Thumbnail white wine sweet_0 intense_3 body_2 wood_0 farm_s
2014 Forlorn Hope Pinot Gris, Rorick Vineyard
Sierra Foothills, Calaveras County, California

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Pinot Gris with vegetables? We dare you to try! Because this Pinot Gris undergoes extended skin contact during fermentation, the wine ends up drinking more like a savory red than a fruity white! Except the flavors of fruit are not red, but rather dried apricot, quince, and persimmon and the wine finishes with enough tannin to stand up to hearty vegetables.

We tasted this wine last week and thought it would be perfect for the Thanksgiving table. First of all, it's a neat and interesting wine made in a style we don't see much of here in California for Pinot Gris. Second of all, it should attract a lot of attention (and maybe even some discussion) with its unique burnt orange/deeper pink almost copper color that is a bit too dark for a rose but perhaps too light for a red. Thirdly, and most importantly, it should pair well with those hard to match green vegetable dishes that always make up part of the Turkey Day meal. Winemaker Matthew Rorick sourced this Pinot Gris fruit from his family vineyard in the Sierra Foothills and decided to ferment it on its skins in the Italian Ramato style to give it more color and added texture and complexity. The aromas on the nose float into the stone fruit realm with subtle scents of not overly ripe nectarine and peach as well as dried apricots and even a little quince. The light-to-medium bodied palate turns a little savory with a touch of earth and more tart than sweet fruit flavors while at the same time suggesting a slightly rich, mouth filling weight. The wine finishes with well defined tannins (coming from the extended skin contact) that show off its admirable structure. It's kind of a fascinating wine that seems to do many different things and thus can probably pair well with many different dishes. We just happen to think it's the answer to the green vegetable dilemna. Only 177 cases were made.

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