2014 Donelan Family Wines Chardonnay Genevieve's Block

- 1.5L
96
JD
Availability: In Stock
$189.00
Availability: In stock
Product ID
75953-1.5-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

Coming from the Devoto Vineyard and aged 10 months in roughly 40% new French oak, the 2014 Chardonnay Genevieve’s Block is slightly deeper and richer than the Nancie cuvee and offers sensational notes of honeysuckle, buttered citrus, and ample minerality. Rich, concentrated, medium to full-bodied and impeccably balanced, it’s a beautiful, seriously good Chardonnay to drink over the coming 4-5 years.

Jeb Dunnuck | 96 JD
From Goldridge soils and a single-vineyard on a west-facing hillside not far from the village of Sebastopol, the 2014 Chardonnay Genevieve’s Block displays a beautiful greenish/light gold color, notes of spice box, honeysuckle, caramelized citrus and wet pebbles, and a medium to full-bodied, somewhat grand cru Leflaive Bâtard-Montrachet-like green citrus and apple blossom and honeyed richness. This is full-bodied, powerful, and impressive. It was aged 10 months in 38% new French oak prior to bottling and should drink well for 5-7 years.

Robert Parker | 96 RP
The 2014 Chardonnay Genevieve's Block emerges from a site on the Sonoma Coast. Lemon confit, white flowers, apricot pit and chamomile notes are some of the scents that lift from the glass. There is a real sense of oiliness and texture that gives the wine striking depth and creaminess. This is a fabulous Chardonnay from Donelan.

Vinous Media | 94 VM

More Information
Availability In Stock
Vintage 2014
Format 1.5L
Color White
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Donelan: There's something so emotional about the experience of sampling wine, and it's incredibly hard to put to words. Donelan Family Wines are one of California's finest wineries and an excellent example of how New World winemakers respect terroir and tradition as much as Old World titans. With ratings in the 95-100 range bestowed by Robert Parker, they're a competitor to watch, and their wines are absolutely stunning. With a variety of grapes in use, their wines come with a wide and diverse flavor spectrum, so every bottle is a miniature discovery of its own. You can enjoy a powerful aroma of grilled steak, and feel like you're enjoying a delicious full-course meal. Maybe the notes of espresso will remind you of all those cozy evenings with your loved ones, as you talked about all the small things that make life great.
Rating 96 JD
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California White: If you're in the mood for a creative, compelling white wine, few regions can compete with California, and it's immense varietal diversity. With the pure, potent essence of grapes such as Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, and Pinot Gris, these wines will stimulate your senses and arouse your intellect. Give in, and enjoy.
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Varietal Chardonnay: Isn't just the most popular white wine in the world - it's angelic. Anyone with a developed taste for fine wine would struggle to maintain composure after tasting some of the stronger vintages of this masterpiece. Aside from France and the United States, you can expect to encounter bottles from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Argentina, Italy, Chile, and quite a few others. Every region that produces quality Chardonnay tends to add their own spin to it by including a lot of delicious fruits and changing up their techniques
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