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Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast
Ferren Wines
United States - California - Sonoma Coast

The Sonoma Coast bottling is a blend of barrels from Ferren's single vineyard offerings; Lancel Creek, Silver Eagle, Volpert, and Frei Road Vineyards. The wine is always somewhat more approachable early in its life as less new oak is used in the blend. Pure and translucent fruit is the hallmark of this cuvée. Citrus, quince, sea spray, and minerals are buoyed by refreshing acidity and a seamless finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Soil type
Fine, sandy loam (Goldridge)
Vinification
100% 228 liter François Frères French oak barrels
100% 4-year air dry stave wood
Tronçais and Vosges forests
15% new, 85% neutral
12 months in barrel, then 6 months in stainless steel
Production
272 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2019 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 94 PTS - WS

2019 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 94 PTS - WS

wine spectator 94 pts"The salted butter, lemon bar, orange blossom and ripe melon flavors at the core of this white show generous purity and focus, with fresh acidity and with a hint of Himalayan salt on the long, expressive finish. The texture is smooth and lush, practically melting in your mouth. Drink now through 2031. -M.W.”

- Wine Spectator (May 2022), 94 pts

2017 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 93 PTS - WS

2017 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 93 PTS - WS

wine spectator 93 pts"Buttery, yet balanced by a lithe freshness and filled with apple pastry, pear tart and quince paste flavors, loaded with spicy richness. The finish turns unctuous and creamy, showing powerful toasty accents. Drink now through 2025. 100 cases made. - KM”
- Wine Spectator (Web only 2020), 93 pts

2017 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - WA

2017 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - WA

wa92"The 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast has intense, open-knit aromas of white peaches, quince paste, dried hay, almonds and honeycomb. It’s medium-bodied, concentrated and powerful, silky and fresh with a long finish and good balance of savory and yeasty touches accenting the fruit. - Erin Brooks”

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (July 2020), 92 pts

2017 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - VINOUS

2017 Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2017 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a huge overachiever in its peer group. Bold, luscious and rich, the 2017 has so much to offer. Soft contours and plush fruit give the 2017 tons of immediacy. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and ripe orchard fruit meld into the creamy, super-expressive finish. - Antonio Galloni”
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (January 2020), 92 pts

Producer Information: Ferren Wines

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 ...
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