2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay | Friedeman Wines | Winestyr
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2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay

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Appellation: Sonoma Coast AVA

By: Friedeman Wines

In: Sebastopol, CA

750mL / 13.8% ABV

Winestyr Review

It isn't shocking that yet another of Brooks Friedeman's Sonoma Coast appellation wines seriously over delivers for the price. This is yet another example that his approach pays proper homage to the richness of old California while preserving the freshness and minerality of the New Wave.

What We Love

  • Incredible vineyard sources
  • Blend of New and Old World styles

This Sonoma Coast Chardonnay has incredible provenance for the price.


Friedeman Wines is a micro-producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. We are immensely proud to be the exclusive outlet to secure his wines.


Originally from the Chicago area themselves, the Friedemans' story behind their foray into winemaking epitomizes those we had in mind when we started Winestyr. Their first production, only 200 cases a handful of years ago, took place more or less out of a garage, and was so well received that it sold out to local residents before it could even be introduced to the outside public. They've since produced several more vintages, each a slightly larger production than the last (though still very small productions), and have continued to grow their craft business organically. This is the winery you want to hear about on a trip to wine country - the one only the locals know about and love because of its great product and fantastic people.

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Customer Reviews

  • Verified Purchase

    Salty, flavorful, full

  • Verified Purchase

    Great chard. Gave it to Mom and kept one for me. It doesn't have a strong chardonnay taste and pairs well with dinner.

  • Verified Purchase

    not as crisp

  • Verified Purchase

    very good! heavier but nice!

  • Verified Purchase

    Not a fan of Chardonnay