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Beaux Freres Pinot noir Beaux Freres Vyd 2010
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I've been working on my tasting note for a week and it's still confounding me. The 2010 has so much presence. At the time of release, there isn't a Beaux Freres Pinot that's impressed me more. The rich texture and weight are stunning, especially when combined with the vivid fruit and lower alcohol. Aromatic intrigue, depth and balance. To me, it has the best traits of each of the last 10 vintages. - Marcus
#1 Wine SF Chronicle Recommends 2010 Pinots
Beaux Freres has been on the edge of ambition in Oregon, but Mike Etzel is also making good on those ambitions, with pristine biodynamic farming of his 88-acre Ribbon Ridge site. An immensely pleasing, profound wine. Full of heady sage and birch bark, with raspberry, wild strawberry and a classy oak note that comes across as a subtle toast element. - the Chronicle
below, winemaker Mike Etzel
Tanzer 94 points
2010 Wine Spectator - 93 points - Impressive for its clarity, transparency and focused blackberry, raspberry and sassafras flavors, hinting at floral and mineral notes as the finish lingers enticingly. Offers elegance and refinement without losing intensity. Drink now through 2020. - H.S.
If the Beaux Freres 2010 Willamette Valley is the more hedonistic then this is the more intellectual older sibling - showing its breeding as well as restraint. Medium ruby color,aromatically very pure nose of sweet and sour cherries, red currants, pomegranate and even a refreshing touch of ruby red grapefruit. Reminds us of a red-fruited, Cote de Beaune. Medium bodied, elegant, pure and racy. The tannins are extremely well integrated, balanced by zesty acid. This is a sleek, lithe, yet subtly muscular Pinot. This cuvee should age well for 8-12 years. Case production 1,320.
2009 Vintage Tasting Notes
So delicious and pure, so graceful and balanced. The 09 BF flows from aromas to finish seamlessly, giving you tremendous red fruit, accented by white flowers and spice, with a voluminous finish.
I had a couple of glasses last night with the classic pairing of grilled salmon. My wife and I had the same reaction - we had to restrain ourselves from finishing the bottle. - Marcus
I love Beaux Freres Pinots. And I always have a hard time putting them in the cellar for the 4-10 years it takes for them to go from excellent to extraordinary. I've found a solution.
The 2009 vintage of the Beaux Freres Estate Pinot will cellar beautifully but is drinking very very well right now. I tried it at a the Deep Roots Coalition and took a step back - whoa! It is delightfully lip smacking and forward. It has all of winemaker Mike Etzel's classic styling - the super balance, the restraint, the silky tannins and layers and layers of Burgundian elegance. And it will knock your socks off.
Yes it will get even better with cellaring. But if you don't want to break into your cellar of precious older vintages, go for the 2009. - Jean
Wine Spectator - 94 points and "HOT WINE" Wine Spectator Insider for August 3, 2011 - Light and spicy, with pretty red berry and cinnamon flavors that linger against refined tannins. The flavors expand with each sip, picking up extra mineral and earth nuances, as the finish sails on unabated. It's the length that makes this special. Drink now through 2019. - H.S.
2009 Tanzer - 92 points - Bright ruby. Perfumed, vibrant aromas of blackberry, dried flowers, minerals and spicy oak. Juicy, precise and energetic, showing a suave blend of power and finesse. Very pure red and dark berry, spice and mineral flavors linger impressively on the sappy, persistent finish. This is approachable now but has the spine and power to age. - Josh Raynolds
2008 Vintage Tasting Notes
A tremendous perfumed nose blossoms in the glass. Co-mingling of rose petal, lavender, crushed raspberry, forest floor, fresh turned earth, incense, roasted meat, cedar, and barely there peppery spice.
The 08 Estate has purity, perfect structure, and balance. Fascinating to try in 10, 15, 20 years. In retrospective tastings of Oregon Pinot held in a decade or more from now, this will be a main attraction. - Avalon
2008 Tanzer - 94 Points - Bright red. Highly perfumed, seductive bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola, incense and dried rose, with a slow-mounting mineral element. Lively but strikingly concentrated as well, offering incisive red fruit and floral pastille flavors underscored by intense spice and mineral qualities. Really stains the palate and finishes with superb clarity and juicy, spicy raspberry and cherry notes. Etzel told me that a tiny bit of stems were used in this year's wine. - Josh Raynolds
2008 Wine Spectator - 93 points - Light in color and body, this is deftly balanced to let the gorgeous raspberry, cherry and espresso flavors emerge easily and waft through the long, expressive finish, remarkably without much weight. Impressive for its style and refinement. Drink now through 2018. - HS
What do you get when you mix an old pig farm with the wine expertise of Robert Parker, Jr.? Exceptional Oregon Pinot Noir, of course. Parker, along with his brother-in-law Michael Etzel and third partner Robert Roy realized their goal of creating premium Pinot with their first vintage in 1991. Their estate property, the old pig farm, is 24 acres of tightly-spaced, low-yielding vines on the steep slopes of Ribbon Ridge in Northern Willamette Valley.
Winemaking philosophy and technique follow a commitment to minimal intervention, with native yeast fermentations and only one racking prior to bottling. All the wines are unfined and unfiltered. The wine remains in French oak for a period of 10-12 months, in varying proportions of new wood depending on the strength of the vintage. Because of the "reductive" winemaking style, which keeps the wine away from oxygen as much as possible, Beaux Freres Pinots are made for bottle age. The end result is a true expression of prime Willamette terroir.
2007 Vintage Tasting Notes
Dark ruby-colored, the 2007 Estate offers an intense, sweet scent of black raspberry and cherry, wild strawberry, herb, earth, and dried flowers. Tasting the wine, a silky cream texture introduces flavors of blackberry, black raspberry, and black cherry. The rich, plump fruit is accented by subtle notes of sweet earth, truffle, Asian spice, and dried field herbs.
Fleshy, plush, and charming, the 2007 Estate is medium bodied, gaining weight and depth with decanting. Good acidity and ripe tannins are well proportioned for cellaring - the winery suggests that the wine will evolve for 10-12 years. - Avalon
2007 Tanzer - 92 Points - Vivid red. Bright red berry and cherry aromas are complicated by dried rose and brown spices. Tangy, sharply focused red fruits on the palate, with slow-mounting spiciness and building power. Silky tannins add grip to the very long, seamless finish. This gained weight with air but maintained admirable vivacity and clarity."
This is a Pinot Noir at its sexiest and most feminine. Still, it is a medium to full bodied wine of substance and surprising length. Somewhat reminiscent of the 1995 but far more concentrated fruit and to our mind dramatically better wine. We attribute this to the extensive work in the vineyard and the experience we have gained in the twelve years that have elapsed. This wine may be drunk in its youth, but has the concentration and balance to age gracefully for 10-15 years. -the Winery
2006 Vintage Tasting Notes
The most seductive, mouthfilling Beaux Freres Pinot noir to date. Let the fanfare begin!
It's an orchestra of mixed fruits, all delivered in a superbly textured wine with massive amounts of rich glycerin. Big doses of spicy red currant provide a lift to the aromas and flavors, elevating and celebrating the dense earth notes so typical in the Beaux Freres Estate. Savory herbs appear briefly as if to announce the finish, then the full chorus of fruit shows off again. The toasty oak is perfectly integrated, letting the ripe fruit sing out. - Avalon
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