Ferren Wines

Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2017

Sonoma Coast


Ferren’s Sonoma Coast Chardonnay is a barrel select blend of all all the single vineyard Chardonnays. No less astounding in texture, depth or acidity, it is simply barrels that offer more in their youth and the tiniest touch less oak.


Lancel Creek Vineyard is perched above the tiny hamlet of Occidental on the remote Sonoma Coast. This secluded, two-acre site was prepared and planted by Ulises Valdez. The pale, off-white Goldridge soil provides just enough nutrients and moisture for these densely planted vines to ripen a small amount of intensely aromatic and flavorful Chardonnay. The vineyard faces the Pacific Ocean, a mere five miles to the west. The combined influence of the cold Pacific and the warming afternoon sun produces a wine of incredible richness and sublime balance.


Chardonnays at Ferren are cold-pressed, then barrel-fermeneted with native yeasts in French oak barriques. They are aged 1 year in 25% new French oak, then an blended and aged an additional 6 months in stainless steel barrels until bottling.



Grape Varieties



Sonoma Coast






"Firm, focused, edgy, concentrated style

Jeb Dunnuck - June 15, 2020

"Starting with the 2017 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, this comes from a mix of the single vineyards and spent 12 months in 20% new French oak followed by six months in stainless steel. Offering a vivid gold hue as well as a youthful, unevolved bouquet of caramelized citrus, brioche, white flowers, acacia flowers, and a touch of salinity, it's balanced, medium to full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate. This is a classic 2017 with its firm, focused, edgy, concentrated style."

"Bold, luscious and rich"

Vinous - June 10, 2020

"The 2017 Chardonnay (Sonoma Coast) is a huge overachiever in its peer group. Bold, luscious and rich, the 2017 has so much to offer. Soft contours and plush fruit give the 2017 tons of immediacy. Lemon confit, white flowers, mint and ripe orchard fruit meld into the creamy, super-expressive finish."

"Buttery, yet balanced"

Wine Spectator - March 18, 2020 "Buttery, yet balanced by a lithe freshness and filled with apple pastry, pear tart and quince paste flavors, loaded with spicy richness. The finish turns unctuous and creamy, showing powerful toasty accents." 

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