Tasting Notes

Genesis X

Layered, balanced, and assertive, Genesis X marries the flavors of deep, dark blackberry fruit, pomegranates with a distinct presence of oak, making this flagship red perfect with your favorite steak or all its own. Also notes of Black Currant, Black Cherry, Licorice, Clove, Caramel, Raspberry, plum & Burnt Toffee.
Genesis X bottle

Technical Information

Appellation:

100% California - Primarily Lake County, small amount of Lodi & a hint of Howell Mountain 

Varietal:

58% cabernet sauvignon, 19% merlot, 10% cab franc, 10% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot. 

Alc/Vol:  

13.9%

Harvest Date:  

Original Genesis was a 2006 harvest. We add some of the previous Genesis to the next one, so it is considered a NonVintage Wine. 

Bottled: 

2019 

Cases Produced:

706 (plus 20 cases of Magnums) 

Good to Know

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.


This is the heaviest Cab Sauv Genesis we have had for years. Part of the reason is we wanted something special for our tenth rendition, the other part is it made for a really kick-ass wine!
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 2014 Totem to the mix. Shhhh. Gen X is made from 3 different vintages, 2014, 2015 and predominantly 2016, and aged in majority French oak along with a little Hungarian thrown in to aid in mid-pallate mouthfeel.


To find the blend for Gen X, Tristen & Justin tasted through 137 barrels to find the best of the best--also known as "barrel select".