Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay - Donelan Wines


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Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay

Sonoma Coast AVA

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 Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay is such a wine, capturing the true soul of the vineyard. This Chardonnay is extremely enticing for its ability to be both bold and rich, with an electric palate that is mouthwatering and shows every indication of strong aging potential.

Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay



The Genevieve’s Block Chardonnay has one of the most distinctive noses of any Chardonnay we have tasted, making this wine a consistent gem in our portfolio. Slow ripening at this vineyard means that this is one of the last Chardonnays we pick each year. The Chardonnay ripens slowly under the full weight of the Pacific Coast influence and produces a remarkably elaborate and elegant wine. The 900-some-odd vines that provide the fruit for this wine are a Donelan monopole.


Origin Grapes

Chardonnay (100%)

Origin Vineyard & Terroir

Sourced from the Devoto Vineyard, 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.

Vinification Vinification

34% new French oak with 10 months of élevage.

Best Drank By Drink By

5 to 15 years

Palate Aroma & Palate

Star anise, chai spice, creme brulee.

Food Pairing Food Pairing

Excellent with turkey and roasted fall-harvest vegetables.
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