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Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Belles Soeurs Cuvèe 2017

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CWA

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $99.00

 
*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“This delightfully bright new Pinot launches forth with lavish aromas and notes of ripe blue fruit, black raspberries, baking spices, roses and a dusting of cocoa powder. An interplay of vibrancy and fine tannins lend focus to a silky palate, with pomegranate, raspberry preserve and graham cracker nuances building texture and length onto a finish with black tea, cacao nibs and warm spices. Highly Recommend!” - Porthos team tasting (2/20/19)

BACKGROUND
Beaux Freres winery has consistently received 96 - 97 point scores from the Wine Spectator magazine. This is a remarkable endorsement given that publication is the primary rival of Beaux Frères co-owner is world famous wine critic, Robert Parker. Beaux Frères is the only winery actually owned by Robert Parker, and has rapidly become the #1 selling collector-level Pinot Noir from Oregon because of the dazzling fruit and sophistication.  
 
HISTORY
While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon an 88-acre pig farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley, Yamhill County, Oregon. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law, Robert Parker, Jr. Michael uprooted his young family from Colorado and moved to the farm the following summer. He began his focused pursuit as a vineyard manager by planting only Pinot Noir and slowly transforming the old pig and dairy farm into his jewel. While planting his own vineyard, Michael worked four harvests at Ponzi Winery. In 1990, Michael harvested his first crop and sold the grapes, except enough to make one barrel, to winemakers Ken Wright and Dick Ponzi. With the addition of a third partner, Robert Roy, in 1991, a renovation of one of the barns led to the creation of Beaux Frères Winery.
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Kevin Bacons

*Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

“This delightfully bright new Pinot launches forth with lavish aromas and notes of ripe blue fruit, black raspberries, baking spices, roses and a dusting of cocoa powder. An interplay of vibrancy and fine tannins lend focus to a silky palate, with pomegranate, raspberry preserve and graham cracker nuances building texture and length onto a finish with black tea, cacao nibs and warm spices. Highly Recommend!” - Porthos team tasting (2/20/19)

BACKGROUND
Beaux Freres winery has consistently received 96 - 97 point scores from the Wine Spectator magazine. This is a remarkable endorsement given that publication is the primary rival of Beaux Frères co-owner is world famous wine critic, Robert Parker. Beaux Frères is the only winery actually owned by Robert Parker, and has rapidly become the #1 selling collector-level Pinot Noir from Oregon because of the dazzling fruit and sophistication.  
 
HISTORY
While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon an 88-acre pig farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley, Yamhill County, Oregon. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law, Robert Parker, Jr. Michael uprooted his young family from Colorado and moved to the farm the following summer. He began his focused pursuit as a vineyard manager by planting only Pinot Noir and slowly transforming the old pig and dairy farm into his jewel. While planting his own vineyard, Michael worked four harvests at Ponzi Winery. In 1990, Michael harvested his first crop and sold the grapes, except enough to make one barrel, to winemakers Ken Wright and Dick Ponzi. With the addition of a third partner, Robert Roy, in 1991, a renovation of one of the barns led to the creation of Beaux Frères Winery.



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Beau Freres

Vineyard Designate

AVA Williamette Valley

Region Oregon