Forlorn Hope

Que Saudade Verdelho

9.261 ratings
9.226 pro ratings
California, USA
Verdelho
Top Notes For
Birk O'Halloran

Owner Iconic Wine, Sales Acid Inc.

9.5

Fun wine

Fun wine

Feb 13th, 2016
Matt Austin

Owner/Winemaker, Grosgrain Vineyards, Walla Walla, WA

9.2

Full-bodied, rich and complex, which is not what I expect from Verdelho. Great stuff.

Full-bodied, rich and complex, which is not what I expect from Verdelho. Great stuff.

Jul 28th, 2015
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.0

#forlornhope

#forlornhope

May 26th, 2015
William Hughes

This is such an intriguing wine. If tasted blind, I'd never guess this is Verdelho. Meyer lemons and a cool steeliness are dominant on the nose. The Meyer lemons follow through on the palate with a melange of flavors. It takes on a slight mead note as it airs, too. I find the acidity quite balanced and it makes my mouth water. Enjoyable!

This is such an intriguing wine. If tasted blind, I'd never guess this is Verdelho. Meyer lemons and a cool steeliness are dominant on the nose. The Meyer lemons follow through on the palate with a melange of flavors. It takes on a slight mead note as it airs, too. I find the acidity quite balanced and it makes my mouth water. Enjoyable!

May 22nd, 2015
Cara Patricia

GM/Partner/Head Sommelier at Les Clos San Francisco

10

Always a 10. Goddamn Rorick you are amazing

Always a 10. Goddamn Rorick you are amazing

May 7th, 2015
Alex Alvärëz

This wine continues to confuse, intrigue, and deeply please me. One of my favorite California whites, hands down. @Matthew Rorick @Julia van der Vink

This wine continues to confuse, intrigue, and deeply please me. One of my favorite California whites, hands down. @Matthew Rorick @Julia van der Vink

Apr 20th, 2015
boyd

I'm such a sucker for this wine. Might taste a bit more like a nice chard with some funk than a verdelho to me, but I'm alright with it. Super tasty.

I'm such a sucker for this wine. Might taste a bit more like a nice chard with some funk than a verdelho to me, but I'm alright with it. Super tasty.

Apr 18th, 2015
Jason Rzutkiewicz

Wine Blogger Jason's Wine Blog

9.2

I might just want to bathe in the awesomeness of this wine. Tart lemon, bright vibrant acidity with a minerally structure and a touch of salinity. Precise and on point.

I might just want to bathe in the awesomeness of this wine. Tart lemon, bright vibrant acidity with a minerally structure and a touch of salinity. Precise and on point.

Feb 8th, 2015
Mark Flocco

More viscosity and heat than 2012, but still compelling.

More viscosity and heat than 2012, but still compelling.

Jan 22nd, 2015
David McCarus

Founder McCarus Beverage Company

9.4

@Matthew Rorick are you sure this isn't white burgundy?

@Matthew Rorick are you sure this isn't white burgundy?

Jan 15th, 2015