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2021 1 KM West Chardonnay

2021 1 KM West

Chardonnay

SONOMA COASTsonoma county


SPECIAL: $34.00
RETAIL: $46.00


TASTING NOTES

As in the past, 1 KM West is dedicated and true to the “Coastal” designation and one we regularly reach for ourselves. Quite Old World in terms of style, describing this wine in words is always a little difficult. While 1 KM West never shouts for your attention in a brash way, the finesse and presence get your attention right away and all the more as you sit with it.

This year we drew heavily from some of our favorite older, more neutral puncheons of Green Acres Vineyard whose Hyde clone brings natural concentration and heft to the blend. Added to that was a good dose of steely juice from Zephyr bringing even more lift and vivacity on the palate. Eighteen months in barrel harmonized and polished the apple, quince and lemon curd elements and the finished wine will drink nicely on release and for years to come. As it matures, the wine will broaden further, gaining more weight and even deeper flavors. It’s been on our “favorites” list for a decade now!

DRINKING WINDOWS

Prime drinking: Late 2023 through 2028
Graceful ageability: 2029+

VINEYARDS

82% Green Acres | 18% Zephyr

CLONES

82% Hyde | 18% Clone 5

STATS

pH: 3.33 | TA: 7.6 | Alcohol: 13.9
Bottling: February 10, 2023 | Release: Fall 2023
Cases Produced: 93 

 

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