Donelan Genevieve's Block Chardonnay 2013
|Region||California, Sonoma County, Sonoma Coast|
The 2013 Chardonnay Genevieve's Block, which comes from a west-facing hillside vineyard near Sebastopol, is a more limited cuvée at 346 cases. About 38% new oak was used. The wine tips the scales at 14.5% alcohol. This wine has naturally high acidity, a rather stunning nose of wet rocks, honeyed citrus, peach blossom, with leesy brioche notes, an intense medium to full-bodied mouthfeel, good structure and a hint of tangerine oil. This is a stunner that comes across like a great Corton-Charlemagne from Burgundy.