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2019 1 KM West Chardonnay

2019 1 KM West

Chardonnay

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $41.40
RETAIL: $46.00


Tasting Notes

We’re finding the 2019 vintage to be awesome right out of the gate, perhaps most especially for Chardonnay. These wines show richness, freshness but also early accessibility…far more so than their excellent but super-structured 2018 predecessors.

The extra layer of juicy, broadly textured fruit makes this year’s 1 KM West one of our all-time favorites for the cuvée. Punchy and fresh as always, there’s a more open palate presence and immediate deliciousness within. Win Win!

A blend of roughly 75% Fallenleaf and 25% Green Acres vineyards, the 2019 1 KM West showcases the Old Wente clone’s deep green apple and lemon curd character. We raised it in both older puncheon and barrel to provide just a suggestion of oak on the palate, leading to wonderfully pure texture and an extended finish showcasing quince, lemon oil, spicy clove and nutmeg.

Naturally vibrant and moderate in alcohol and oak, this is a wonderfully food-friendly Chardonnay and always a welcome addition to the dinner table.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2021 through 2026
Graceful ageability: 2027+

VINEYARDS

73% Fallenleaf, 27% Green Acres

CLONES

73% Old Wente, 27% Hyde

STATS

pH: 3.4 |  TA: 6.5 | Alcohol: 14.1%
Bottling: December 4th, 2020 | Release: Fall 2021
Cases Produced: 121


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