- Ferren Chardonnay Silver Eagle 2014 Product #31374 (In Stock)
Matt Courtney spent the past 8 years making Chardonnay and Pinot Noir for Helen Turley and John Wetlaufer at their legendary Marcassin estate where he created a string of 95-100 point wines. Here, he applies what he learned to fruit grown by Ulises Valdez, the diminutive Mexican immigrant who is now one of the greatest Chardonnay farmers in the New World (Peter Michael, Aubert, and DuMol are all clients). And that fruit comes from a great site on the Sonoma Coast/Russian River border and the marvelous 2014 vintage – a year perhaps even better for Chardonnay than 2012 or 2013.
If you wish you’d bought Aubert, Peter Michael, Kongsgaard or Kistler’s single-vineyard Chardonnays when you had the chance – before wines became allocated and the retail prices simply silly – then, please, do not miss this wine.
"The 2014 Chardonnay Silver Eagle Vineyard is flat out gorgeous. Ample, unctuous and inviting, the 2014 offers exceptional depth, silkiness and nuance. Apricot jam, honey, honeysuckle, orange peel and baked apple all flesh out in the glass. The interplay of rich, textured fruit and bright aromatics is compelling. The 2014 is a bold, opulent wine from Matt Courtney and yet it retains remarkable balance." Vinous (Galloni) 95 points