High elevation Chardonnay tended vine by vine. 1er is a single barrel selection: the very best of the best. Oregon's most ethereal, filigreed chardonnay. I am extraordinarily proud to call Jarad a friend and mentee, and to be one of the few retailers with this wine on my shelves.
AVA: Willamette Valley / Tualatin Hills AVA
This single barrel selection is of Grape Ink’s finest expression of 2020. This wine is nothing less than special and shows the highest potential of grapes specifically isolated for quality and crafted to last a lifetime.
Showcasing mouthwatering salinity this wine overtakes our single vineyard Chardonnay in its balance of texture, precision and its characteristic natural acidity coming from grapes grown on the crown of the hill at 1000ft elevation. Grape Inks’s 2020 “1er Cuvée” release is a wine for serious Chardonnay collectors. The wine is intended to be celebrated upon opening or cellared for generations to come.
This wine is un-fined and unfiltered capturing the purity of its origin.