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2015 Donelan Genevieve's Block Chardonnay, 1.5ltr

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Latest Sale Price

January 29, 2023 - $110



97The Wine Advocate

...gorgeous nose of warm apricots, spiced apple & struck match with hints of croissant & beeswax... incredible intensity with loads of citrus fruit & mineral accents emerging with a silken texture & a wicked backbone of crisp of acidity...

93Vinous / IWC

Pear, slate, mint and white pepper add to the wine's bright, lifted profile. Apricot pit, orange peel, vanillin and smoke develop later as the wine continues to flesh out in the glass.


United States, California, Sonoma County

Sonoma County is not an AVA, but it is a commonly used informal designation for wines made outside of more specific AVAs within Sonoma, which is a large wine producing region just west of Napa Valley. Though Sonoma is often overshadowed by its glamorous neighbor Napa Valley, it has a long history of wine production. The area specialized in jug wine until the mid-20th century, when Sonoma producers took a cue from Napa and started improving quality. Unlike Napa, where Cabernet Sauvignon is king, Sonoma specialized in Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Zinfandel, though excellent Cabs are produced too. There are at present 16 AVAs within Sonoma County, and, like much of the West Coast of the United States, new AVAs are created in Sonoma County with regularity. Some Sonoma appellations, such as the Russian River Valley, are renowned for Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


White Wine, Chardonnay

This white variety originated in Burgundy, but is now grown around the world. Its flexibility to thrive in many regions translates to wide flavor profile in the market. Chardonnay is commonly used in making Champagne and sparkling wines.