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Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard
Ferren Wines
United States - California - Sonoma Coast

Lancel Creek Vineyard is perched above the tiny hamlet of Occidental on the remote Sonoma Coast. This secluded, two-acre site was prepared, planted, and is still tended by Ulises Valdez. The pale, off-white Goldridge soil provides just enough nutrients and moisture for these densely planted vines to ripen a small amount of intensely aromatic and flavorful Chardonnay. The vineyard faces the Pacific Ocean, a mere five miles to the west. The combined influence of the cold Pacific and the warming afternoon sun produces a wine of incredible richness and sublime balance.

Soil types: Goldridge, fine sandy loam.
Age of the vines: 15 years

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Aged 12 months barrel aged in 228L Francois Freres Burgundy export barrels, 33% new

Reviews and News

2016 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 94 PTS - WA

2016 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 94 PTS - WA

wa94"The 2016 Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard has a very pretty nose of honeysuckle, wet stone and freshly cut hay with a core of Golden Delicious apples and lemon curd plus hazelnut and honey toast sparks. Medium to full-bodied, it's wonderfully pure in the mouth—apples, nuts and honey—with juicy acidity, finishing long and clean. 125 cases produced.- Erin Brooks"

- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (Issue #242, April 2019), 94 pts

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2016 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 94 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2016 Chardonnay Lancel Creek is a rich, exuberant wine. A veil of reduction adds freshness to the ample, creamy fruit, while baked apple tart, pear, white FLowers and mint add striking aromatic top notes to this rich, beautifully textured Chardonnay. Simply gorgeous."

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2018), 94 pts

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2016 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 93 PTS - WS

2016 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 93 PTS - WS

wine spectator 93 pts"White fruit confit flavors are matched to lemon meringue and savory accents in this full-bore style. Dried mango details show on the slightly tannic finish, revealing intense spicy notes. Drink now through 2024. - K.M."

- Wine Spectator (May 1st 2019), 93 pts

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2015 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 93 PTS - WS

2015 Ferren Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard - 93 PTS - WS

wine spectator 93 pts"Rich and full-bodied, with bold, assertive yet graceful fig, melon, apricot and tangerine notes, showing a nice oak dimension and ending long, deep, complex and persistent. Drink now through 2022. 110 cases made. – JL"

- Wine Spectator (June 2018), 93 pts

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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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