Ferren Wines

Frei Road Vineyard Chardonnay

9.38 ratings
9.42 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.4

This 2017 is less opulent, more compact, and tightly coiled compared to the 2016. Because of that, I followed this wine over two days.

On day one, this was tart and tangy…almost steely and too powerful. Day two saw this blossom and expand on the palate. The tart/tangy vibe is still there but it’s accompanied by a deep richness. Everything about this Chardonnay is lemon driven…lemon oil, lemon scone, powdered lemon tart bar, especially on the nose. There is a nervy vein of acidity at the core carrying notes of pineapple and white peach, but never pushed too far to the ripe side. One of those wines that retains freshness with the richness. If popping now, decant 1-2hrs or hold another few years, and enjoy the 2016 before opening this 2017!

This 2017 is less opulent, more compact, and tightly coiled compared to the 2016. Because of that, I followed this wine over two days.

On day one, this was tart and tangy…almost steely and too powerful. Day two saw this blossom and expand on the palate. The tart/tangy vibe is still there but it’s accompanied by a deep richness. Everything about this Chardonnay is lemon driven…lemon oil, lemon scone, powdered lemon tart bar, especially on the nose. There is a nervy vein of acidity at the core carrying notes of pineapple and white peach, but never pushed too far to the ripe side. One of those wines that retains freshness with the richness. If popping now, decant 1-2hrs or hold another few years, and enjoy the 2016 before opening this 2017!

Dec 16th, 2021
Mike R
9.4

Incredible chard - enjoying with my amigo @R Bowers and our wines at the lake - trying very badly at social distancing- all smiles - amazed at delicate dance this wine does

Incredible chard - enjoying with my amigo @R Bowers and our wines at the lake - trying very badly at social distancing- all smiles - amazed at delicate dance this wine does

May 3rd, 2020
Bryan Kesting

Consistently good. Better in a year or two…IMO

Consistently good. Better in a year or two…IMO

Jun 11th, 2022
Brett Bullington

Brett had this 3 months ago

Brett had this 3 months ago

May 16th, 2022
Brett Bullington

Brett had this 5 months ago

Brett had this 5 months ago

Mar 28th, 2022
Mark Blandford

Mark had this 7 months ago

Mark had this 7 months ago

Jan 21st, 2022
Bruce Baldinger

Bruce had this 2 years ago

Bruce had this 2 years ago

Oct 12th, 2020
Howard Greenfield

Howard had this 2 years ago

Howard had this 2 years ago

Jun 29th, 2020