2018 GRAPE INK CHARDONNAY “Lindas Vineyard”
AVA: Willamette Valley / Tualatin Hills AVA
Rich in texture, precision and natural acidity, Grape Inks’s 2018 Chardonnay release is a wine for serious Chardonnay enthusiasts. Linda’s Vineyard is the northernmost high elevation Chardonnay vineyard in the Willamette Valley & Grape Ink is the exclusive producers of this vineyard site. Intertwined with the landscape our wine maker Jarad Hadi helped develop the vineyard from training the vines in their infancy to consulting work in 2018 adopting new growing techniques after his experiences working in top vineyards world wide. A delicate selection of french oak barrels were used for fermentation and aging.
Aged 20 months sur lie, this wine was produced to stand the tales of time and saw no restraint in its production. The wine was created on a timeline of flavor development not on a production release schedule allowing the wine to find a perfect balance between its characteristic acidity coming from grapes grown at 1000ft elevation and texture developed over its long aging process.
This wine is un-fined and unfiltered capturing the purity of its origin.