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2016 1 KM West Chardonnay

2016 1 KM West

Chardonnay

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $39.60
RETAIL: $44.00


 

Tasting Notes

Celebrating the cooler-climate expression of the grape more than ever, this vintage has loads of nervy, ripe citrus with no extra fat around the middle. Once again, this cuvee proves that Chardonnay doesn’t need a ton of new oak or sugary sweetness to provide plenty of flavor. 

Assembled from two Sonoma Coast vineyards (Fallenleaf and Green Acres) and comprised of two of our most favorite clonal varieties (Old Wente and Hyde) the 2016 continues down the stylistic path of our other lithe, mineral-laden Chardonnays from this vintage.

Fruit from both vineyards was split into multiple fermentations, each employing different methods of pressing, a combination of yeasts, and careful selection of barrels to express uniquely distinct expressions of Chardonnay. When blended before bottling, they came together synergistically to produce something truly greater than the sum of their parts.

Fresh and driven in its youth right now, this one will grow rounder and creamier with time, and prove to be one of those Chardonnay that demonstrate CA whites CAN age, and quite nicely at that. As always, we hope you’ll sock some away for the future!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: late 2019 through 2023
Graceful ageability: 2025+

VINEYARDS

37% Green Acres Hyde, 63% Fallenleaf

CLONES

37% Hyde, 63% Old Wente

STATS

pH: 3.2  |  TA: 8 g/L  |  Alcohol: 14.1%
Bottling: January 18, 2018  |  Release: Fall 2018
Cases Produced: 238


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