Ferren Wines

Silver Eagle Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

Sonoma Coast


A briny and and tense expression of Chardonnay from Stoetz Ridge, straddling the border between the Russian River Valley and Sonoma Coast.


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 – a fascinating juxtaposition of briny minerality and candied citrus.



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Sonoma Coast






"A rich, fleshy, flamboyant beauty"

Jeb Dunnuck - October 3, 2019 "The 2016 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard is another Sonoma Coast wine from winemaker Matt Courtney that spent a year in one-third new French oak followed by six months in tank. It's a rich, fleshy, flamboyant beauty that's loaded with notions of white currants, toasted spice, honeyed pineapple, and white flowers. With full body, moderate acidity, and a huge, fleshy, layered texture, it's a powerhouse that’s going to drink brilliantly for 5-7 years."

"Balanced by very juicy acidity and a touch of texture"

Wine Advocate (95+) - October 3, 2019 "The Silver Eagle Vineyard is owned and farmed by Ulises Valdez. The 2016 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard has a gorgeous nose of honeycomb and beeswax, crushed stone, toasted hazelnut and lime peel with a core of Golden Delicious, quince, apricot and peach. Medium to full-bodied and intensely flavorful in the mouth, it's balanced by very juicy acidity and a touch of texture, finishing very long, honeyed and layered. Yum!"

"Seductive creaminess"

Vinous - October 3, 2019 "Elegant, with seductive creaminess wrapped around juicy Gala apple, Asian pear and quince flavors. The finely textured finish is richly spiced and unctuous."

"Big, ample wine"

Vinous - October 3, 2019 "The 2016 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard is dense and exotic in the glass. Orange peel, tangerine, hazelnut, crème brûlée and floral overtones develop over time. Rich and unctuous in feel, with notable oiliness, this is a decidedly exuberant Chardonnay. Readers should expect a big, ample wine."

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