2016 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vinyard

Year: 2016
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Spectator: 95
Wine Advocate: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.1%
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"Remarkably and seamlessly complex, with a polished and refined core wrapped in silky raspberry and blueberry flavors, accented by savory spice and orange zest hints. The long finish builds toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. 2,686 cases made. –TF " (WS)

"From vines planted in 1988 in the original Beaux Frères vineyard, the 2016 Pinot Noir The Beaux Frères Vineyard is pale to medium ruby-purple in color with a nose of fresh, crisp red and black cherries and cranberries with warm earth, dried black tea leaves and potpourri perfume plus notes of crushed rock. Light to medium-bodied, the palate has a wonderful concentration of juicy, ripe black berries and cherries in the mouth, with spicy accents of nutmeg, potpourri and dried autumn leaves, a wonderful frame of fine-grained tannins and juicy acidity carrying the very long, spicy finish. 2,700 cases produced.

Maisons & Domaines Henriot, owner of Henriot Champagne, recently purchased a majority stake in the Beaux Frères winery. Mike D. Etzel, founder Michael Etzel's son, has taken over winemaking. Beaux Frères remains a benchmark in Oregon and produced some excellent wines in 2016." (WA)

Winery Notes:
Pure, classic Beaux Frères with everything in beautiful poise. Our first tasting revealed an enthralling wine, opening like floodgates toward the sublime – a freshly cedar-oiled grandfather clock, a favorite Musigny, blood-orange dark chocolate candies, or perhaps something unique and lovely from your own memory bank. The texture is refined, the tannins well integrated, and the entire wine deeply intricate and harmonious.