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2020 1 KM West Chardonnay

2020 1 KM West

Chardonnay

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


ALLOCATION LIST: $41.40
RETAIL: $46.00


TASTING NOTES

Keenly focused and crackling with vitality, 1 KM West remains our most defined, transparent Chardonnay. Early in the winemaking process, this vintage begged for more time in the cellar, so we happily obliged. 5 extra months in mostly older puncheon before bottling helped to naturally develop additional layers of texture and complexity without any gloss from new wood.

You’ll find pure, vibrant notes of Meyer lemon, green apple, pear and lemon peel on both the nose and on the palate. More firmly in the medium plus weight category this year, there’s a bit more nutiness from the extended lees contact on the wonderfully balanced and fresh finish. Overall, we love this bottling for its grace and harmony…a Chardonnay that doesn’t have to shout to impress and certainly lacks nothing in terms of flavor.

A great wine to start a meal or one to ride it through when the cuisine (or company) dictates balance over heft. Well structured as a young wine, it will broaden in texture even more over the mid to long term if well cellared.

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2022 through 2027
Graceful ageability: 2028+

VINEYARDS

74% Green Acres | 26% Flora Marie

CLONES

74% Hyde | 26% Old Wente

STATS

pH: 3.37 |  TA: 7.2 | Alcohol: 13.4
Bottling: May 26, 2022 | Release: Fall 2022
Cases Produced: 75 

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