The Wonderland Project, The White Queen Chardonnay, 2016

$25

This is a medium bodied Chardonnay. Hints of meyer lemon, white flower blossom, baking spice and vanilla. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel with 5% malolactic. 10% of the blend was aged in neutral french oak for 6 months.

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Chardonnay

As one of the most popular grapes for growing and consuming, Chardonnay can be made in a wide range of styles depending on where it is grown and how it is made. These styles can vary from a sparkling Blanc de Blanc, or fresh fermented in stainless steel, to rich and creamy white wine aged in oak barrels. While Chardonnay can flourish in many environments, in its homeland of Burgundy it can produce some of the most remarkable and longest lived examples. Whereas from California it can produce both oaky, buttery styles as well as leaner, European-inspired wines. A Somm secret: the Burguny subregion of Chablis, while typically using older oak barrels, produces a bright style similar to the unoaked style with high levels of acidity. Most people who do not like oaky/buttery Chardonnay may likely enjoy Chablis.

Notable regions for this grape include Burgundy (and Chablis) in France, Central Coast, Napa, and Sonoma in CA, and Western Australia.

When pairing with meals, consider the characteristics, flavors, and acidity of your food first. You always want to try to match the same characteristics and intensities with your wine. No brainer pairing options include seafood, salads, and white meat. Chardonnay, with its vast versatility, is everyone’s best friend.

“BE CAREFUL, YOU ARE NOT IN WONDERLAND. I HAVE HEARD THE STRANGE MADNESS LONG GROWING IN YOUR SOUL. BUT YOU ARE FORTUNATE IN YOUR IGNORANCE, IN YOUR ISOLATION.  YOU WHO HAVE SUFFERED, FIND WHERE LOVE HIDES. GIVE, SHARE, LOSE – LEST WE DIE, UNBLOOMED.” – ALLEN GINSBERG                                        

The Wonderland Project was founded by bootlegger and former sommelier, Matt Ahern. After years of selling wine to elite restaurants in the Western US, Ahern realized that there was something missing from most wine lists: a high-quality wine made from high-quality fruit, with enough refinement for the most discerning palate at an accessible cost. In 2010, unable to find just the right wine to fill this niche, Ahern decided to make it himself. Ahern became the lead winemaker for Scribe Winery in 2010 and is lucky enough to source his fruit from their organically farmed vineyards where he also blends and makes his wines.

Weight 2 lbs
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