2018 Two Kings Pinot Noir | The Wonderland Project | Winestyr

2018 Two Kings Pinot Noir

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Appellation: Sonoma County AVA

By: The Wonderland Project

In: Sonoma, CA

750mL / 13.5% ABV

Winestyr Review

This is another great vintage of the Two Kings Pinot Noir by Wonderland Project. Winemaker and proprietor (and ex-Somm), Matt Ahern, set out to make balanced, terroir-driven wines at a great value and he knocks it out of the park again with with this vintage of Two Kings. Made with fruit from some of the best vineyards in Sonoma County, this wine represents the best value in Pinot Noir we've found. Ripe cherry, great structure, and a hint of sweet oak make this a wine that you'll come back to again and again. Aged in 15% new French oak for 6 months.

What We Love

  • Great value
  • Sonoma County AVA

This is one of the best values in Pinot Noir we've found over the past decade.

Experience

Former-Sommelier Matt Ahern is making affordable, approachable wines under his Wonderland Project label.

Winery

The Wonderland Project was founded by former-Sommelier Matt Ahern after spending years selling wine to elite restaurants. Through his experience, he became aware of a common missing component on wine lists: a high quality wine made from high quality fruit, with enough refinement for the most discerning palette at an accessible cost. When he couldn't find the wine described, he decided to make it himself.

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Customer Reviews

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    THis is our favorite winestry pinot noir

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    It was A little too acidic for me. I like More full body reds!

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    I love this winery! Both the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have delicious, complex flavors and yet remain drinkable wines!

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    Easy drinking and delicious. What I'd expect in a Pinot!

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    A lil oakey but great

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    I think my bottle went bad. It was fizzy

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    Kind of funky - loved it!

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    It was a nice wine that the body of flavor became known after being aerated.

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    great!

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    Strange wine. Almost effervescent on the palate. Light strawberry, cherry notes. A little sweet note from the new oak. Lacked the complexity or earthy structure I like in Pinot - many many better examples from Sonoma are available at similar (or better) price points.

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    This wine had a really bad initial taste, but a more palpable after taste. Would never buy again.

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    Very bitter and too sweet for me.

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    So good!

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    Light and bright pinot. Easy drinking on its own.

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    Loved this one, light and drinkable whenever

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    I was surprised I didn't love this one, I usually like Pinot Noir. I found the flavor to be less bold than I am used to.

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    fave pinot

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    Slight mineralization to it which I didn’t care for

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    A pretty bottle to match a good wine!

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    We have ordered MANY bottles of Two Kings, but these last two in the order were absolutely rotten. Such a disappointment from our former favorite wine, which is typically delicious!

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    Loved this! So smooth and delicious!

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    Easy drinking, a little thin, maybe too much floral flavor notes for me?

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    Light and drinkable!

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    Love this wine! Very smooth

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    it tasted fizzy

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    Had an odd carbonation to it. Not sure if I got a bad bottle

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    Great flavorful pinot

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    Not a Pinot fan

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    I definitely like it - but not my favorite. I found myself liking the bottle and presentation more than anything. Probably wouldn't purchase again unless I got a pack of Pinots and this was one.

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    This was much funkier than I anticipated. However, after the first sip I found myself enjoying its unique expression compared to other Pinot Noirs I’ve had. It was lighter bodied and feels like a fun summer red I’ll be reaching for the in future.

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    Not big pinot fans but this was really good 4 stars for a pinot

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    Too sweet but very smooth

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    Great pinot nior. Balanced and a little more fruit forward. Held up to grilled food while still being great without food.

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    this tasted like wine soda

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    Tastes very young almost like grape juice. No depth or complexity of flavor present in our bottle.

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    bland and sweet.

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    Fuller than expected but still fruit forward, smooth finish. Would buy again

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    Loved this one!

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    Not dry or sweet

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    A little too sweet for me

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    Extremely light and fruity, almost carbonated tasting.