Ferren’s Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a barrel-select blend of all the single vineyard Chardonnays (Frei, Silver Eagle, and Lancel Creek). No less astounding in texture, depth, or acidity, it is simply barrels that offer more in their youth and the tiniest touch less oak.
Robert Parker 96 Points: “The Chardonnay Sonoma Coast is a blend of declassified barrels from Ferren’s single-vineyard program. It was matured in 20% new French oak for 12 months and six months in stainless steel. It takes time to unfold from youthful flint and crème brûlée aromas to deeper tones of baked quince, warm peaches and roasted almonds. The light-bodied palate pairs concentrated, creamy flavors and generous yet integrated oak spice with lively acidity, and it has a long, nutty finish. 272 cases were made.”
FMW 96 Points: “This might be one of the more elegant, and aromatic wines I have tasted lately. The aromas of Anjou pear, Gravenstein apple, and lemon zest jump out of the glass. The 2021 vintage offers an amazing body and wonderful balance with the right amounts of tropical fruit and a touch of nuttiness, and mouthwatering acidity ratios. On the mid-palate, you’ll encounter a whiff of minerality, that leads into a long and lush finish of silky creaminess.