We get most excited about the vineyards that produce the most engaging wines – that combine spice and fruit or intense freshness with indulgent richness. In other words, we love balance but also nuance, and revel in opportunities to work with wines that totally captivate the senses on all levels.
The 2016 Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay is such a wine, capturing the true soul of the vineyard. The Genevieve’s Block is extremely enticing for its ability to be both bold and rich, with an electric palate that is mouthwatering and showing every indication of strong aging potential.
Growing conditions in 2016 were highly favorable for this vineyard. Without late-season rain, the fruit achieved optimum flavor and freshness.Visit Our Store
Sourced from the Devoto Vineyard, the Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay benefits from the vineyard’s Goldridge Loam soil and west-facing slope. This small, two-acre vineyard has one acre of Chardonnay, one acre of Pinot Noir, and one flock of sheep.
30% new French oak with 11 months of élevage.
14.1% ABV • 169 cases
5 to 15 years
The nose is dominated by chai and baking spices, crème-brulée, butterscotch, almonds, and apple-pie flavors that move seamlessly through the palate as well, with beautiful salinity in the finish that goes and goes.