Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.333 ratings
9.39 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
Brian Szluk

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.

Sep 12th, 2020
David L

13’ Ferren Silver Eagle PN. I’m all in on Winemaker Matt Courtney!
1st vintage. FULL - BODIED
Wild raspberry, cherry, roasted cranberries , dried herd, throw in a modest helping of acidity & spices. You have yourself a winner.

This is complex PN with intense structure. Wouldn’t pour this for a “crowd” of Sonoma Pinot lovers. It’s not for everybody. Bruiser of a Pinot to say the least!
Decant for 1 -2 hours. Drink or hold 6/8 years.

13’ Ferren Silver Eagle PN. I’m all in on Winemaker Matt Courtney!
1st vintage. FULL - BODIED
Wild raspberry, cherry, roasted cranberries , dried herd, throw in a modest helping of acidity & spices. You have yourself a winner.

This is complex PN with intense structure. Wouldn’t pour this for a “crowd” of Sonoma Pinot lovers. It’s not for everybody. Bruiser of a Pinot to say the least!
Decant for 1 -2 hours. Drink or hold 6/8 years.

Mar 6th, 2019
Bill Bender

A hearty, bold Pinot noir to be sure. Certainly youthful but not so much so that this cannot be enjoyed now. Matt Courtney worked with Helen at Marcassin and he clearly soaked up a lot—his Chardonnays are superb. I’d wait on this 2-3 years but they are tough to be patient with.

A hearty, bold Pinot noir to be sure. Certainly youthful but not so much so that this cannot be enjoyed now. Matt Courtney worked with Helen at Marcassin and he clearly soaked up a lot—his Chardonnays are superb. I’d wait on this 2-3 years but they are tough to be patient with.

Jul 23rd, 2018
Alex Lallos

Owner No Limit Fine Wines, Private Wine Consultant

9.3

If you're not on this mailing list, then get on it (if you can)... made by former marcassin protege, Matt Courtney, this stuff is insanely good. Plenty of fruit, texture and nuance. It has so many aromas and flavors... clove, cinnamon, strawberry, licorice, all spice. It's so much fun to see how this evolves in glass...
super young, I suspect this will age for many many years but it was fun to try today..:/ nice!!!!

If you're not on this mailing list, then get on it (if you can)... made by former marcassin protege, Matt Courtney, this stuff is insanely good. Plenty of fruit, texture and nuance. It has so many aromas and flavors... clove, cinnamon, strawberry, licorice, all spice. It's so much fun to see how this evolves in glass...
super young, I suspect this will age for many many years but it was fun to try today..:/ nice!!!!

Oct 15th, 2017
Jason

Winemaker Futo Wines

9.9

A great lineup for the crab feast

A great lineup for the crab feast

Dec 27th, 2016
Mitzi Inglis

Marketing/Public Relations, Joseph Phelps Vineyards

8.9

New producer to me. Ripe, fruit forward style. Decant.

New producer to me. Ripe, fruit forward style. Decant.

Nov 5th, 2016
Harumph Wines

Owner Harumph Wines

Wouldnt expect anything else. A great expression of pinot from a wonderful vineyard and a kick ass winemaker. @ferrenwines @Matt Courtney

Wouldnt expect anything else. A great expression of pinot from a wonderful vineyard and a kick ass winemaker. @ferrenwines @Matt Courtney

Dec 30th, 2015
Jon Robinson

Richly layered with incredible length. Gorgeous fruit with a purity of place. There is some extraction but not overdone. Last night tasted with Aubert UV-SL and Ceritas Occidental 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.

Richly layered with incredible length. Gorgeous fruit with a purity of place. There is some extraction but not overdone. Last night tasted with Aubert UV-SL and Ceritas Occidental 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.

May 15th, 2020
Robert Rothfield

Elegant Pinot with high toned fruit and well balanced tannins

Elegant Pinot with high toned fruit and well balanced tannins

Aug 13th, 2019
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.

Nov 17th, 2018