JD98: Crushed lemon, poached pear, hazelnuts, and white flowers as well as incredible minerality emerge from the 2018 Chardonnay Lancel Creek Vineyard, one of the finest Sonoma Coast Chardonnay I've ever tasted. Intense, full-bodied, stunningly concentrated, and yet still ethereal and elegant, with incredible class and length on the palate, this is another sensational, magical Chardonnay from Ferren that should age nicely for 10-12 years, and I suspect even longer. Ferren produces tiny lots of top single-vineyard Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from the far Sonoma Coast. Grapes are hand-harvested and the wines are made using traditional Burgundian methods without fining or filtration. Winemaker Matt Courtney also produces the show-stopping wines at Arista and spent 8-years at Marcassin. Sustainable farming.