2018 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace Vineyard

Year: 2018
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Country: USA - Oregon
Wine Spectator: 94
Wine Advocate: 95+
Vinous Media: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%
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"Poised and polished, this opens on a delicate note than dynamically builds structure and richness, offering vibrant raspberry, savory cherry and floral tea flavors that linger toward." -TF (WS)

"The 2018 Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace takes time to come out of its youthful shell. It slowly opens to clay, blackberries and blueberries with touches of fragrant earth, tar and violets. The palate is medium-bodied and silky with full, layered fruits and bright, energetic acidity, and it finishes very long and lifted." (WA)

"Vivid magenta. A hugely perfumed bouquet displays an array of ripe red and blue fruits, pungent flowers and exotic spices, along with hints of cola and smoky minerals. Deeply concentrated yet lively as well, offering palate-staining cherry, black raspberry and boysenberry flavors and building lavender and allspice flourishes. A smoky quality emerges on the strikingly persistent finish, which features steadily building tannins and a strong floral echo." (VM)

Winery Notes:
As always, a highly enticing juxtaposition of broad texture and juicy acidity are at play in this critic favorite. The wine is exotic, vivid and imposing in its density while still softer and more pliant than it appears. It grows on the palate, gushing with tangerine before a swift waft of talcum minerality rolls in. It’s a wine that needs no introduction among our stalwart, devoted base of Pinot Noir fanatics.