The 2017 Queen of the Sierra White estate blend was grown on the Rorick Heritage Vineyard in Calaveras County in the Sierra Foothills of California at 2000 feet elevation, featuring soils comprised of a layer of schist over dolomite-rich limestone. The blend is composed primarily of Chardonnay with Verdelho and Muscat, and this delicious wine shows all of the aromatic complexity and textural presence that are the hallmarks of wines grown on the limestone. Fermented and raised in neutral 400L barrels. As with all Forlorn Hope wines, no new oak is utilized, and nothing was added to the must or wine (no cultured yeast, ML bacteria, water, tartaric acid, enzymes, nutrients, etc) with the exception of minimal effective SO2. Farming is organic with biodynamic principals.