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Genesis is our "flagship" wine and also our best-selling wine! The Miller's eldest daughter Elizabeth named it after the first book of the bible - since it was Yonah's first wine they ever made, and it was their beginning. We source these high-quality grapes mainly from Beckstoffer Vineyards in Lake County, California, to capture the taste and style that the Millers wanted to bring to Georgia. These Vineyards produce 3,600 acres of some of the highest quality grapes in the world. Each generation of Genesis is a unique Bordeaux style blend, and technically Genesis 12 would be considered a "Right Bank Bordeaux"
100% California - Lake County
40% Merlot, 30% cabernet sauvignon, 27% Malbec, 4% Cabernet Franc
Original Genesis was a 2006 harvest. We add some of the previous Genesis to the next one, so it is considered a NonVintage Wine.
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These Vineyards produce 3,600 acres of some of the highest quality grapes in the world. Each generation of Genesis is a unique Bordeaux style blend, and technically Genesis 11 would be considered a "Right Bank Bordeaux."
To find the blend for Gen 11, Tristen tasted through 95 barrels to find the best of best--also known as "barrel select". Only 32 barrels made the cut.
Gen 11 is made from 3 different vintages, 2015 (10%), 2016 (50%) and 2017 (40%), and aged in majority French oak along with a little Hungarian thrown in to aid in mid-palate mouthfeel.
This is one of a more unique blend for our flagship wine. The Genesis 10 was intended to be a Cabernet powerhouse (58%) to celebrate our 10th rendition, where for Genesis 11 we have gone back to the Merlot dominant blend of the past.
However, for the first time, Petit Verdot became a much heavier portion that really encompasses without overpowering. We always put a previous barrel of Genesis into the next years (similar to what they do with Champagne), and we may have accidentally added one barrel of 2015 Totem to the mix. Shhhh.