JD96: Lots of spice-laced red and black fruits, peppery underbrush, graphite, and scorched earth notions emerge from the 2018 Pinot Noir Sonoma Coast. This classic Sonoma Coast beauty has medium-bodied richness, some building tannins, and a gorgeous texture and finish. It's still tight and wound up, so give bottles a year or so in bottle. I have no doubt it will keep for over a decade. 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.