97 points - limited Up and coming Cult Sonoma Pinot Noir producer! Limited. 97 Points Jen Dunnuck: "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." Winemaker Matt Courtney learned what he knows of Pinot Noir on the Sonoma Coast during his eight-year apprenticeship with Helen Turley of Marcassin Vineyards. At Ferren he employs artisan methods crafting his wines in small lots from single-vineyard sources with native fermentation and without fining or filtration. 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: the Pinot Noir a rare balance of explosive wild berry, mouthwatering acidity, and rich, polished tannins; The late Ulises Valdez - brilliant vineyard manager and owner of this vineyard - built his family home on this spectacular site.
Well made Sonoma coast pinot noir, cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, vanilla, blood orange, rhubarb.
Well made Sonoma coast pinot noir, cherry, cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry, vanilla, blood orange, rhubarb.9.0
Paul T- Huntington Beach
Poured it back in the bottle, maybe its a day 2 wine, hopefully Opened too soon, my bad. Coming to life on day 2 with a decant.
Poured it back in the bottle, maybe its a day 2 wine, hopefully Opened too soon, my bad. Coming to life on day 2 with a decant.9.5