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Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast
Ferren Wines
United States - California - Sonoma Coast

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 Chardonnay made from this unique confluence of climates is extraordinary; a fascinating juxtaposition of briny minerality and candied citrus.

Specifications
Appellation
Sonoma Coast
Wine Type
White
Varietal(s)
100% Chardonnay
Vinification
Aged 12 months sur lie in 60 gallon Burgundian barrels. 6 additional months in stainless.

Reviews and News

Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - Chardonnay's Bright Future - WS

Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - Chardonnay's Bright Future - WS

winespectator"Chardonnay's Bright Future.
Vintners explore new directions for California's signature white wine.

For the past decade, Chardonnay has followed a similar path as its Burgundy companion Pinot Noir, with a focus on cooler-climate sites and a more distinctive sense of place. Newcomers such as Ferren and reboots such as Arista typify this trend. Former Marcassin winemaker Matt Courtney is overseeing the style for both wineries, producing a handful of single-vineyard bottlings at each estate, including the Ferren Chardonnay Sonoma Coast Silver Eagle Vineyard 2013 (94, $75) and Arista Chardonnay Russian River Valley Ritchie Vineyard 2013 (94, $60)."

- Wine Spectator (July 31st, 2016)

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2016 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 95+ PTS - WA

2016 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 95+ PTS - WA

wa95"The Silver Eagle Vineyard is owned and farmed by Ulises Valdez. The 2016 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard has a gorgeous nose of honeycomb and beeswax, crushed stone, toasted hazelnut and lime peel with a core of Golden Delicious, quince, apricot and peach. Medium to full-bodied and intensely flavorful in the mouth, it's balanced by very juicy acidity and a touch of texture, finishing very long, honeyed and layered. Yum! 110 cases produced. - Erin Brooks”
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (issue #242, April 2019), 95+ pts

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2016 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 94 PTS - VINOUS

2016 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 94 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2016 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard is dense and exotic in the glass. Orange peel, tangerine, hazelnut, crème brûlée and floral overtones develop over time. Rich and unctuous in feel, with notable oiliness, this is a decidedly exuberant Chardonnay. Readers should expect a big, ample wine. I find the Silver Eagle on the edge of being too heavy, but it certainly has a lot of character.”
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (November 2018), 94 pts

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2015 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - WS

2015 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 92 PTS - WS

wine spectator 92 pts"Aims for delicacy and finesse, with lighter shades of pear, toast, fig and melon, ending clean and elegant. Drink now. 110 cases made.– JL”
- Wine Spectator (June 2018), 93 pts

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2014 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 95 PTS - VINOUS

2014 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 95 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo"The 2014 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard is flat out gorgeous. Ample, unctuous and inviting, the 2014 offers exceptional depth, silkiness and nuance. Apricot jam, honey, honeysuckle, orange peel and baked apple all flesh out in the glass. The interplay of rich, textured fruit and bright aromatics is compelling. The 2014 is a bold, opulent wine from Matt Courtney and yet it retains remarkable balance.”
- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (March 2017), 95 pts

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2013 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 95 PTS - VINOUS

2013 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 95 PTS - VINOUS

vinous logo 250"A wine of depth and power, the 2013 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard races across the palate with notable intensity. This is a gorgeous Chardonnay that manages to be both vivid and ample. Underlying saline notes give a sense of proportion and keep the wine from being too blowsy. The Silver Eagle is also characterized by a slight note of reduction that is quite common in white Burgundy. In my view, the reductive elements are well balanced and add character here, but they may not be every reader's cup of tea in Sonoma Chardonnay. In my book, though, the Silver Eagle is fabulous. - Antonio Galloni"

- Antonio Galloni's Vinous (February 2016), 95 pts

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2013 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 94 PTS - WS

2013 Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard Sonoma Coast - 94 PTS - WS

wine spectator 94 pts"A rich, exotic style, with tiers of smoke, butterscotch, marshmallow, white peach and nectarine. Lively acidity keeps the flavors fresh, showing enough creaminess to provide a soothing texture. Great length. Drink now through 2020. 110 cases made. –JL"

- Wine Spectator (November 30th 2015), 94 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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