The Wonderland Project 2021 'The White Queen' Chardonnay, Sonoma County
Item Number: 17346
Sub Region: Sonoma
Appellation/AVA: Sonoma County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 100% Chardonnay
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Total Acidity: 6.5 g/L
Case Production: 1,200
Tasting Notes: D’anjou pear, honeysuckle, green pineapple
Vineyard Notes: The Chardonnay grapes for this wine come from three different vineyards in Sonoma, all within a two mile radius of one another: Eegan Vineyard, Kiser Vineyard, and Ceja Vineyard. These vineyards sit on a combination of Zamora and Huichica loam soils, and are sustainably farmed.
Vintage Notes: A dry winter with below average rainfall and a cool start to spring kept the vines dormant late into March. The spring months stayed dry and cool, slowing shoot growth and contributing to low yields and small berries. Once under full canopy later in the season, the fruit developed evenly with concentrated flavor, color and texture. Harvest began on August 13th with favorable, temperate weather throughout the picking season.
Winemaking Notes: Grapes were manually harvested and pressed upon arrival at the winery. Wine fermented and aged in French oak barrels and stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation was arrested to retain fresh acidity in the final wine. Wine was racked and aged for six months prior to bottling in March 2022.