Eight years at Marcassin under Helen Turley taught Matt Courtney how to make brilliant wines, and Ferren is his relatively-new, coveted, hard-to-find, and BIG SCORING personal label. Amazing that we snagged a few cases to sell!!
Sourced from some of the finest vineyard sites in Northern California, Lancel Creek Vineyard is perched above the tiny hamlet of Occidental on the remote Sonoma Coast. This secluded, two-acre site was prepared, planted, and is still tended 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.
I believe this is an "epiphany-level" Chard for most people.
PLEASE get some. Google the wine --- these get slews of big scores every year! Good Cellartracker notes on this new release (95 points) HERE
2015 FERREN CHARDONNAY LANCEL CREEK VINEYARD SONOMA COAST -- $75!!
Matt is currently one of the very finest Chardonnay makers in California. You'll know what I mean when you taste this, trust me. Tons of tropical fruit, but also fantastic, minerally acidity. Kaffir lime, orange blossom, lemon curd, fresh baked croissants...rich and long and complex, just gorgeous. Don't wait for the scores, just GET SOME. Only a few cases to sell! IN STOCK!!