2021 The Wonderland Project "Two Kings" Pinot Noir, Sonoma County, California, USA
ABOUT THIS WINE
A brand new set of three vineyard sources for the 2019 vintage all coming from the southern end of Sonoma County in the Petaluma Gap and Sonoma-Carneros AVA’s. Brooklime vineyard is planted to clones 667 and 777 and located in George Ranch on the Sonoma Mountain ridgeline overlooking both the towns of Sonoma and Petaluma. Keller vineyard is planted to clone 777 and located on old Lakeville highway. Finally, Asaya vineyard is planted to clone 828 and located on Hicks Valley Road on the way to Tomales Bay from downtown Petaluma.
All three vineyards were hand harvested at night between September 10th and October 1st. The Pinot Noir was fermented in stainless steel open top tanks with varying levels of whole cluster inclusion averaging about 75% stem inclusion. The wine was aged for 7 months in 85% neutral and 15% new French oak barrels and bottled on April 22, 2020.
ABOUT THIS PRODUCER
The Wonderland Project was founded in 2010 by wine broker and former sommelier, Matt Ahern with the help of pedigreed Sonoma grape growers. The Wonderland Project produces Sonoma County Appellation Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from organically farmed vineyards in Carneros. We rely on native yeast fermentations and minimal interventionist methods. We celebrate California . . . the way it once was.