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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 Product #32188 (In Stock)
Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015

Mike Etzel's Willamette Valley blend - featuring a mixture of Estate and purchased fruit - has been going from strength to strength in recent years.  It consistently pulls down 91-93 point ratings from Wine Spectator and Vinous, and the 2015 is the most complete example we've tasted to date.  You'll find all the rich, deep, fruit featured in the 91/92 point 2014 with a touch better drive and a dollop more of plush, velvety, tannins.  A delicious wine with salmon, duck, or squab today and likely to take on a touch more weight and richness with time.  Exciting stuff here!

"Beautiful, gem-toned clarity. Explosively aromatic, this wine begins with fresh, bright fruit-juiciness leading to a more savory palate. The balance is pitch perfect; enough zest to match the velvety tannins. In this stellar vintage, an ample dose of Estate fruit made its way into our Willamette Valley cuvée. Though this wine always shows early finesse, a bit of tension suggests it will age nicely for several years. The blend is 28% Zena Crown, 18% Gran Moraine, 15% Beaux Frères, 15% Hyland, 11% Sequitur, 8% Guadalupe, and 5% Upper Terrace."  Winery Notes

"Rich and open-knit, yet well-structured, with expressive violet and blueberry aromas and layered dark plum, black tea and spice flavors. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vyd 2015 Product #32189 (In Stock)
Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vyd 2015 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vyd 2015

For more than two decades since the first vintage in the early 1990s, this has been one of Oregon's benchmark Pinot Noir bottlings.  And if the wine has lost the thick texture and dense wood influence of earlier years, it has given up nothing in terms of inentsity, complexity and satisfaction.  Mainly own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil clone from the early 1990s plus a little Dijon clone planted as the old vines failed, this is the essence of Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir, with lovely red fruit and huge lengh.  As Vinous said in their 94 point review of the 2014:  "Manages to be rich as well as lively, with no rough edges that I can detect."

"A perfect ruby jewel in the glass. Twenty-five years later, our beloved original Estate has outdone itself. Silky-textured and vibrant with layers of tart red berries and mulling spice; then like a deep breath on a misty mountain morning eases seamlessly into fragrant damp earth. Captivating, intricate, and refined even in its youth, this wine’s impressive age-worthiness remains strong. Expect increasing complexity and grace for another twenty years or more."  Winery Notes

Offers impressive presence and polish, with a multilayered, complex core wrapped in rich and expressive blueberry and cherry flavors. Drink now through 2025.Wine Spectator 95 points

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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Upper Terrace Vyd 2014 Product #32190 (In Stock)
Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Upper Terrace Vyd 2014 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Upper Terrace Vyd 2014

Perched on the crest of the next hill north from Mike Etzel's winery, The Upper Terrace Vineyard gives a darker, more powerful, expression of the Beaux Freres style. As the reviews suggest, this is pretty much the apex of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in 2014 and one you will not want to miss.

"Limpid ruby-red. Explosive, mineral-accented aromas of red berry liqueur, cherry cola, vanilla and potpourri, accompanied by a sexy floral overtone that gains strength as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and expansive on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry compote and floral pastille flavors and a touch of cola. Displays an extremely impressive interplay of power and finesse, showing a seamless texture and a firm mineral spine. A strikingly long, sappy finish features smooth, sneaky tannins, resonating florality and a lingering suggestion of five-spice powder."  Vinous (Raynolds) 95 points

"Supple, velvety, focused and distinctive, with smoky, minerally accents around a core of cherry, raspberry and blueberry fruit. Finishes with presence and persistence on an open texture."Wine Spectator 94 points

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