2014 Forlorn Hope "Que Saudade" Verdelho, California


Matthew Rorick is perhaps California's most skilled craft winemaker, producing tiny quantities of thoughtful and delicious wine from ancient vines across the state. More recent vintages of Que Saudade have been bottled from El Dorado County, but this one came from Matthew's first vineyard in the Suisun Valley. Though a touch richer and riper than a typical Spanish or Portuguese expression, this is nonetheless varietal for verdelho, replete with lemon oil, ginger and honeycomb.

From the cellar at Gwen.