Hailing from west Sonoma County on the AVA line of Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast appellation lies a small, two-acre parcel of vines. This planting is a Donelan Family Wines monopole. Farming in West County, as the locals refer to it, allows for little margin of error. The cool temperatures brought on by a thick marine layer of fog, does not usually give way until noon, even in peak of summer. This cool, temperate environment allows for a protracted growing season that gives us a wine with full flavor development without compromising acidity and structure.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.
33% new French oak with 11 months of [simple_tooltip content=”French term for the progression of wine from fermentation to bottling. Similar to the English term upbringing.”]élevage[/simple_tooltip].
14.5% ABV • 198 cases
5 to 15 years
The nose is reminiscent of grower Champagne, buttered brioche, almond paste and kumquat. On the palate, the high acidity leads to a perception of salinity, with notes of struck flint and preserved lemons.