Ferren Wines Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay 2017 (97 JD)

More white flowers, brioche, honeysuckle, Meyer lemon, and apple blossom notes emerge from the 2017 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard, a remarkably pure, balanced, classic Chardonnay that does everything right. It’s not as exuberant or exotic as the Frei Road yet is just pure, clean, and beautifully put together. I suspect it will also benefit from a year in bottle, but it’s already hard to resist.

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    Ferren Wines

    Sonoma Coast, California

    Ferren is a winery dedicated to tiny lots of artisanally made single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir wines from the far Sonoma Coast of California. Each of the vineyards Ferren works with is a jewel of the true Coast, has been hand picked based on its potential for producing profound, age-worthy wines, and is farmed to the highest standards of sustainability and wine quality. The wines are made using traditional Burgundian methods without fining or filtration, and fermentations are carried out exclusively by native flora that arrive on the grapes from the vineyards.