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WTN: Forlorn-Hope Picpoul RorickVnyd '14...(short/boring)

by TomHill » Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:09 pm

Casting about for a white last night, I plucked out of the box:
1. Forlorn-Hope Picpoul RorickVnyd/CalaverasCnty (12.27%; 107 cs; www.ForlornHopeWines.com) Murphys 2014: Light gold color; very strong juicy/mango/Picpoul slight menthol/minty/spicy bit waxy slight chalky/perfumed talc beautiful/fragrant/aromatic nose; quite tart/tangy/bit grapefruity quite juicy/mango/Picpoul spicy/spearmint/waxy light stony/perfumed talc/chalky some lush/rich beautiful flavor; very long/lingering juicy/mango/pineapple/Picpoul quite tart/tangy juicy/spicy/spearmint clean/refreshing/lush bit chalky/perfumed talc very perfumey finish; a beautiful perfumy/juicy example of Picpoul far richer than the 12.27% suggests; one of the best Calif Picpouls (along w/ the Tablas Creek); doesn't have the austere/lean stony/minerality of Picpoul de Pinet; a world-class Picpoul. $30.00
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A wee BloodyPulpit:
1. I last tasted this Picpoul in July '15 upon its release. It seems to have developed much more aromatics and put on weight since then. A beautiful example of what Picpoul can do.
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Re: WTN: Forlorn-Hope Picpoul RorickVnyd '14...(short/boring

by Bob Parsons Alberta » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:22 pm

austere/lean stony/minerality is what to expect from Picpoul. Your example does not sound like anything close?
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Re: WTN: Forlorn-Hope Picpoul RorickVnyd '14...(short/boring

by Bill Spohn » Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:59 pm

Have to agree with Bob. I've enjoyed a lot of Picpoul de Pinet in France but found that it didn't travel well when exported. I have never had a New World version but that sounds a lot different than the French version.

But then I still bitch about when Dolcetto was a light fruity enjoyable red like a Beaujolais, not a junior Baralo wannabe - wine styles do seem to change and not always for the better.

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