Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.2647 ratings
9.2156 pro ratings
Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
boyd pearson

Out of Magnum. In beautiful shape. Just great.

Out of Magnum. In beautiful shape. Just great.

May 27th, 2019
JP Pierce

On the other side of its peak from my cellar. Still had primary fruit, balance, mouthfeel more towards spice and delicacy. Showed the acidity from the vintage.

On the other side of its peak from my cellar. Still had primary fruit, balance, mouthfeel more towards spice and delicacy. Showed the acidity from the vintage.

Feb 23rd, 2019
Darin Kendrick

2007

Nov 21st, 2018
Garen Staglin

Wonderful. Perfectly balanced. Bright fruit and cinnamon. Long finish. Bought it 10 years ago+

Wonderful. Perfectly balanced. Bright fruit and cinnamon. Long finish. Bought it 10 years ago+

Nov 17th, 2018
Henrik Poulsen

Lots of red/blue fruits and impressive concentration without coming off as “manipulated” or heavy.

Lots of red/blue fruits and impressive concentration without coming off as “manipulated” or heavy.

Oct 10th, 2018
JP Pierce

So pretty. Dried rose pedal, cedar elements. Focused and lithe but showing off elegance.

So pretty. Dried rose pedal, cedar elements. Focused and lithe but showing off elegance.

Nov 26th, 2017
Sean Genn

Full bodied. Ripe upfront fruit. Check back in a few years

Full bodied. Ripe upfront fruit. Check back in a few years

Oct 21st, 2017
Kelley Kalivoda Mewissen

Nice ripe young fruits. Easy to drink, soft tannins with long elegant finish. Not sure about the #3 spectator rating , yet would def drink again!

Nice ripe young fruits. Easy to drink, soft tannins with long elegant finish. Not sure about the #3 spectator rating , yet would def drink again!

3 people found it helpfulMar 6th, 2017
Derek Cohen

Wine sales, The Wine Shoppe at Green Hills

9.3

I don't want to pick favorites with the #oregonpinot that I've tried today. But this 07 is definitely the most favority. #aged #drinknow

I don't want to pick favorites with the #oregonpinot that I've tried today. But this 07 is definitely the most favority. #aged #drinknow

3 people found it helpfulJul 1st, 2015
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.2

The nose reveals, ripe, bramble styled wild mixed berries. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries and bake strawberries. Cinnamon, vanillin, dark fruit liqueur notes, dark fruit cola, limestone, herbaceous notes, some black licorice, steeped black tea, dry crushed rocks, medium spice, fruit roll ups, fresh red & dark florals with some lavender & violets.

The body is full, rich & lush. The structure & tension are still big. The wine shows fairly big round, powdery tannins for a Pinot. The length is and balance are nice and falling into place. However, if you own the 12, I’d continue to cellar it another 3-5 years for it to start hitting near its peak. Brambly styled wild mixed berries. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, warm dry cranberries and bake strawberries. Cinnamon, vanillin, clove & nutmeg, dark fruit liqueur notes, dark fruit cola, limestone, herbaceous notes, mint, some black licorice, steeped black tea, a little forest floor, dry crushed rocks, dry stones & clay, medium dark spice with some heat, fruit roll ups, fresh red & dark florals with some lavender & violets. The acidity is round and quite nice. The long finish is; rich, lush, elegant, polished & well balanced. It persists for 2 to 3 minutes.

The one slight flaw with the 12 right now is it shows some hot alcohol. I think it settles with another 5 years in bottle. It’s not awful but, nonetheless shows on the palate and in the back of the throat.

A good wine but, not sure it merited WS’s number three wine of the year in 2016.

I must add that somewhere between the 4th and 5th hour in the decanter, this wine improved somewhat. Softer, creamier, the burn of the alcohol nearly completely faded and it really blossomed with even better florals. Silkier & sexier palate.

The nose reveals, ripe, bramble styled wild mixed berries. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries and bake strawberries. Cinnamon, vanillin, dark fruit liqueur notes, dark fruit cola, limestone, herbaceous notes, some black licorice, steeped black tea, dry crushed rocks, medium spice, fruit roll ups, fresh red & dark florals with some lavender & violets.

The body is full, rich & lush. The structure & tension are still big. The wine shows fairly big round, powdery tannins for a Pinot. The length is and balance are nice and falling into place. However, if you own the 12, I’d continue to cellar it another 3-5 years for it to start hitting near its peak. Brambly styled wild mixed berries. Blackberries, black plum, black raspberries, dark cherries, blueberries, boysenberries, warm dry cranberries and bake strawberries. Cinnamon, vanillin, clove & nutmeg, dark fruit liqueur notes, dark fruit cola, limestone, herbaceous notes, mint, some black licorice, steeped black tea, a little forest floor, dry crushed rocks, dry stones & clay, medium dark spice with some heat, fruit roll ups, fresh red & dark florals with some lavender & violets. The acidity is round and quite nice. The long finish is; rich, lush, elegant, polished & well balanced. It persists for 2 to 3 minutes.

The one slight flaw with the 12 right now is it shows some hot alcohol. I think it settles with another 5 years in bottle. It’s not awful but, nonetheless shows on the palate and in the back of the throat.

A good wine but, not sure it merited WS’s number three wine of the year in 2016.

I must add that somewhere between the 4th and 5th hour in the decanter, this wine improved somewhat. Softer, creamier, the burn of the alcohol nearly completely faded and it really blossomed with even better florals. Silkier & sexier palate.

1 person found it helpfulNov 25th, 2018