Silver Eagle Vineyard rests atop Stoetz Ridge, the land mass that divides the remote Sonoma Coast from the Russian River Valley. This vineyard experiences both the cooling ocean breezes of the nearby Pacific, as well as the warmth of the interior valley. The wine made from this unique confluence of climates is extraordinary: this Pinot noir is a rare balance of explosive wild berry, mouth-watering acidity, and rich, polished tannins.
"Refined and elegant, with a lithe, creamy texture to the dried red fruit and berry flavors, lengthening out with forest forest floor notes. The fine-grained, minerally finish shows leafy accents and hints of sandalwood. Drink now through 2025.—K.M.” - Wine Spectator Insider (March 18th 2020), 94 pts
"My favorite of the trio, the 2016 Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard has a perfumed, spice-filled character as well as awesome kirsch and blackberry fruits intermixed with lots of dried flowers, forest floor, and spice. It's full-bodied, concentrated, has thrilling complexity, fine tannins, and a great finish. This cuvée comes from a site on the Sonoma Coast, was completely destemmed, and spent 18 months in one-third new French oak. Readers looking for an up and coming superstar from Sonoma need to get on board." - Jeb Dunnuck (The 2017s from Sonoma, June 14th 2019), 97 pts #47 in the TOP100 Red Wines of 2019
"Pure and rich-tasting, featuring raspberry tart and cherry flavors midpalate that build in intensity, with sandalwood and cardamom accents. The lively finish is crunchy and minerally. Drink now through 2025.—K.M.” - Wine Spectator Insider (March 20th 2019), 94 pts
"From a vineyard owned and farmed by Ulises Valdez, the 2016 Pinot Noir Silver Eagle Vineyard has a pale to medium ruby color and nose of crunchy cranberry and red cherry, toasted coconut, dried leaves and dusty earth. Light to medium-bodied with a good core of earthy fruit, it has firm, grainy tannins and fresh acidity to lift the finish. 125 cases produced. - Erin Brooks” - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #242, April 2019), 92+ pts
Matt Courtney and David Wherritt founded Ferren, a Sonoma Coast winery, in 2013, after an eight-year apprenticeship with the famous Helen Turley of Marcassin. Ferren is dedicated to producing tiny ... Read More