2017 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Belles Soeurs Cuvee

Year: 2017
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Spectator: 94
Vinous Media: 91-92
James Suckling: 95
Jeb Dunnuck: 94
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
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"Impeccably polished and structured, with gracefully expressive cherry and blueberry flavors, laced with black tea, spice and orange peel notes, taking on richness toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027. 850 cases made. -TF'" (WS)

"Vivid red. Fragrant, spice-accented red and dark berries, candied rose and a hint of musky sassafras on the incisive nose. Bright and focused on the palate, offering intense raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that spread out and turn sweeter with air. Juicy and seamless in style, finishing with solid, minerally thrust, even tannins and resonating floral and red berry notes." (VM)

"The has an attractively smooth and supple style to it with bright strawberries and fresh red cherries, framed in flowers and fresh leaves. The palate is very smoothly delivered, amid silky, plush and attractively fine-cut tannins that carry freshness and depth into an elegant yet long finish. A triumphant return after a 12 year hiatus, this is sourced from Beaux Frères, Upper Terrace and Sequitur vineyards). Drink across the next decade." (JS)

"A beautiful Pinot Noir that would easily pass undetected in a blind lineup of top red Burgundies, the light ruby 2017 Pinot Noir Belles Soeurs Cuvée offers a complex bouquet of mulled cherries, framboise, sappy herbs, flowers, and spice. Medium-bodied, balanced, and finesse-driven on the palate, it has plenty of ripe tannins and expands nicely with time in the glass. It's going to benefit from short-term cellaring and evolve for 10-15 years." (JD)

Winery Notes:
After a 12-year pause, this renaissance of our Belles Soeurs Cuvée label has the seamless elegance and finesse it always showcased, and is now solely compiled from our family’s three vineyards (Beaux Frères, Upper Terrace, and Sequitur). A worthy tribute to our little pocket of the Ribbon Ridge viticultural area, it is a bright, lively wine balancing red and blue fruits, genteel minerality, and beautifully high-spirited character at every turn; an altogether triumphant return for our long lost companion cuvée.