Ferren Wines

Ferren Wines

Frei Road Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

In a great spot… — a month ago

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Always superb. Cheers

Ferren Wines

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2014

Plum and cranberry with a hint of hoisin. Fresh and nicely balanced. Starts off light and the intensity builds towards a savory finish. Great value. — 5 months ago

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Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Catching up on a few wines. — 6 months ago

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Ceritas

Occidental Vineyard Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2017

Absolutely delicious. WON. Juicy with racy acidity. Hopefully this style will come to represent the future of pinot noir from the west Sonoma Coast. Last night tasted with Aubert UV-SL and Ferren Silver eagle also from 2017. Stylistically, the heavier higher alcohol Aubert and the Ceritas couldn't be more different with the Ferren somewhere in the middle. The group was split between the Ferren and Ceritas as the favorite but all agreed that all the wines were excellent. — a year ago

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Frei Road Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Shay A
9.3

Even though I’m a big fan of Ferren’s Frei Rd Chardonnay, this was my first Frei Rd Pinot.

Not sure of normal experiences here, but the richness here seems to fall in between Rivers Marie (love) and Aubert (just so so for me). Darker color in the glass…bit of a purple tinge to it. Aromatically it sports potpourri, violets, underripe black cherries, underripe blue fruit and some cedar. Initially, the front palate seems like it will be heavy based on all of the flavors but it turns really elegant. Dark chocolate, a slight roasted character, and spicy fruits. With RM, I get that orange zest note, and with Aubert, I get more alcohol and kirsch. My in between note here is more ripe pomegranate than either of the others. These probably need 5-7yrs from vintage to be in a good spot. Followed over two days and stayed consistent.
— 2 months ago

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@Bryan Kesting : I think there is some confusion. @David L ‘s comment was for the Chardonnay, but my post was for the Pinot. I definitely think the pinots need about 7yrs as this one at 5yrs was young! Or maybe everyone is wanting to discuss the chard!
Bryan Kesting

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Sorry for the confusion. I personally feel the 7 year mark is best for both the Pinot and Chardonnay…generally speaking. Im sure it also depend on vintage. My opinion.
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@Bryan Kesting : Ah, got it. I haven’t had the Frei chard with that much age, but it sure was good at 4-5yrs, however, definitely young. I’ll do my best to hold a bottle.

Ferren Wines

Rose of Pinot Noir 2019

Ron R
9.2

First time trying this - well made.
Nose displays strawberries. Palate offers up hints of orange peel. Textured on the mid palate, with moderate acidity and grapefruit notes. Overall, very well done. Even better in the summer, I’m sure.
— 7 months ago

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Sharon B

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I never liked Rosé until I tried a Rosè of Pinot Noir! Cheers!
Eric

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I have that same oil vaporizer and I love it.
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@Sharon B I’m not sure I could detect the difference!
@Eric, these devices are zen. We love em. They get a little noisy with age, though.

Paul Lato

East of Eden Pisoni Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

Good but like the Ferren better — 2 years ago

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Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Farren Silver Eagle Chardonnay. The most new world Chardonnay that he produces. Decant for 30+ minutes. Be patient this will taste even better in a year.  — 2 months ago

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Rivers-Marie

Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir 2011

David T
9.1

Ribcap warm up wine.

First well aged TRB Rivers Marie. When you understand that TRB wines are a long hold, its not much of stretch to know it is can be a easy guess as who made this wine. Especially, after nine years in bottle.

The extraction level is all TRB. It’s not Belle Glos Cabernet/Pinot Noir but not Ferren or Williams Selyem. In between & closer to WS. Dark, ripe fruits of; blackberries, black raspberries, black plums, dark cherries, raspberries, overtones of blue fruits, smoked meats, incense, dark spice with heat, alcohol fume, stones, dry crushed limestone, dry twigs, menthol, eucalyptus, mint, fresh; dark, red, blue flowers laid in a field of violets. Acidity is like a rain shower with balance & polish for days.

For my palate, this still needs time. Although, it very approachable for most.
— 2 months ago

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IMO, one of the greatest value red wines coming out of Cali...heck, the entire US.

Arista Winery

Perli Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

17’ Arista Perli Vineyards Chardonnay. One of only 18 vineyards on top of an AVA that was just created in 1997. Decanted for an hour. Medium gold in color. Bright pear & stone fruits, spices on the nose. “Sells it”. Pear, yellow apple, honey, pinenuts, moderate acidity/oak. with lively texture flowing through the finish. Unlike Matts Ferren Wines, these aren’t as big in the shoulders. Beautifully balanced Chardonnay. Worth checking out the entire Chardonnay line up since 2016’s. Cheers. Edit- This wine will taste even better in 2021+ — a year ago

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Aaron Hamrock

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I really like the wines from this winery! Bravo for decanting.
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@Aaron Hamrock Thanks, Completely different profile then Banfield & EL Diablo. Matt is doing a great job. He’s on Zoom with Booker Winery tomorrow. Check it out.