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Beaux Frères Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace 2016

Rating

CWA

RP

WS96

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $115.00

 
*Price includes complimentary shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“Highly Recommended! A seductive wine that combines structure with harmony and a silky texture. Vivid black raspberry, rose petal and mocha espresso flavors build richness and dance on the long finish. Drink now through 2025.” - Wine Spectator (10/18)

BACKGROUND
“Named after the French term for "brothers-in-law," Beaux Frères was part of the second wave of the rebirth of the Oregon wine industry, following in the footsteps of pioneers like David Lett and Dick Erath. In 1986, while working as a wholesale wine salesman in Colorado Springs, Colo., Etzel was vacationing in Oregon when he stumbled on an 88-acre pig ranch for sale in northern Willamette Valley. With his brother-in-law Robert Parker as an investor, Etzel purchased the ranch. The Beaux Frères Pinot Noirs were quickly recognized for their depth and power and typically have been rated as outstanding on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale. Since the late 1990s, as his vineyards matured, Etzel dialed back on tannin levels and ripeness to create more elegant wines without sacrificing richness. In 2016, Beaux Frères earned the No. 3 spot in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year.” - Wine Spectator (4/17)
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary shipping on 6+ bottles.

“Classic” 96 Points
“Highly Recommended! A seductive wine that combines structure with harmony and a silky texture. Vivid black raspberry, rose petal and mocha espresso flavors build richness and dance on the long finish. Drink now through 2025.” - Wine Spectator (10/18)

BACKGROUND
“Named after the French term for "brothers-in-law," Beaux Frères was part of the second wave of the rebirth of the Oregon wine industry, following in the footsteps of pioneers like David Lett and Dick Erath. In 1986, while working as a wholesale wine salesman in Colorado Springs, Colo., Etzel was vacationing in Oregon when he stumbled on an 88-acre pig ranch for sale in northern Willamette Valley. With his brother-in-law Robert Parker as an investor, Etzel purchased the ranch. The Beaux Frères Pinot Noirs were quickly recognized for their depth and power and typically have been rated as outstanding on the Wine Spectator 100-point scale. Since the late 1990s, as his vineyards matured, Etzel dialed back on tannin levels and ripeness to create more elegant wines without sacrificing richness. In 2016, Beaux Frères earned the No. 3 spot in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of the Year.” - Wine Spectator (4/17)

Winery Beau Freres

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Oregon