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2018 1 KM West Chardonnay

2018 1 KM West

Chardonnay

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $39.60
RETAIL: $44.00


Unlike many wine regions, the greater Sonoma AVA hosts an amazingly diverse variety of soil types and microclimates and affords us the opportunity make wines in a variety of styles. Why would we want to make the same wines over and over?

The idea behind 1 KM West is to provide a counterpoint to our more lavishly proportioned Chardonnays. Selected from a few, mostly older, puncheons, we carefully blend and assemble this cuvee to showcase the bright and vibrant side of the grape. With plenty of texture to balance the citrus and verve, 1KM West aims to be your go-to food wine (it sure is ours).

You’ll find just the right amount of fruit here: citrus galore with both baked and green apple, light toast, white flowers and lemon oil. Plenty of freshness on the palate with a careful application of oak in the background where it belongs. It’s definitely not shy, but nor does it shout. Fresh, snappy acidity and a whiff of saline/minerality on the finish keep the palate lively.

Especially as a young wine, it’ll will pair with a wide variety of cuisines and (bonus!) the best is yet to come. You can expect it to broaden and gain a delicate nuttiness with a few years in bottle if you can resist, so please enjoy some now and hold some for later!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2020 through 2025
Graceful ageability: 2026+

VINEYARDS

36% Fallenleaf, 32% Flora Marie, 22% Green Acres, 10% Stiling

CLONES

68% Old Wente, 22% Hyde, 10% Rued

STATS

pH: 3.43 |  TA: 6.7 | Alcohol: 13.3%
Bottling: December 10, 2019 | Release: Fall 2020
Cases Produced: 131

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