Ferren Wines

Frei Road Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.55 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
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.

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.

Jun 6th, 2021
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Jeb & WA 96.
Spot on,

Jeb & WA 96.
Spot on,

Sep 16th, 2019
Trent Fletcher

Consumed over three days; ripe, red fruit with a tang and cola spice mid plate; saturated fruit but not sappy; deep and nicely structured; clipped finish but it’s super young; definitely one to buy every release!

Consumed over three days; ripe, red fruit with a tang and cola spice mid plate; saturated fruit but not sappy; deep and nicely structured; clipped finish but it’s super young; definitely one to buy every release!

Jul 27th, 2019
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Had this sitting awhile, not bad🤷🏼‍♂️,
Still available at retail level for $75.00, which is the same as release price. I will definitely be buying more

Had this sitting awhile, not bad🤷🏼‍♂️,
Still available at retail level for $75.00, which is the same as release price. I will definitely be buying more

Jul 25th, 2019