JD97: Crisp apple, white flowers, hazelnuts, and chalky mineral notes make up the bulk of the aromas in the 2018 Chardonnay Sonoma Coast, and it's rich and medium to full-bodied, with terrific balance and a great finish. It's certainly in the same realm as the single vineyard releases and should be snatched up by savvy readers. 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.