Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.140 ratings
9.17 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
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.7

Very ripe, reminiscent of California pinots. Black fruit and spices. Still had nice acidity though. I didn't mind it.

Very ripe, reminiscent of California pinots. Black fruit and spices. Still had nice acidity though. I didn't mind it.

1 person found it helpfulNov 11th, 2013
Nick Davis

Lovely. Really.

Lovely. Really.

May 27th, 2015
Lee Lightfoot

Macerated plums, overdone and long in the tooth like middling SLH

Macerated plums, overdone and long in the tooth like middling SLH

Mar 2nd, 2015
Ryan Stotz

Not bad once it was open a couple hours, but nothing to pay 80 bucks for either. The roses, light but very ripe bramble fruit, fresh earth and raw spices were fairly typical and not exactly out of balance, but the concentration was a bit much to call it elegant. The nice velvety texture got overwhelmed first by the very heavy body, then by noticeable heat that made me check the label for abv and, yep, sure enough: 14.8%. I'm not a low alcohol dogmatist, but that's unacceptable in Willamette Valley pinot. I'm grateful for the restrained oak presence, and I didn't NOT enjoy this, but this isn't one of their better efforts.

Not bad once it was open a couple hours, but nothing to pay 80 bucks for either. The roses, light but very ripe bramble fruit, fresh earth and raw spices were fairly typical and not exactly out of balance, but the concentration was a bit much to call it elegant. The nice velvety texture got overwhelmed first by the very heavy body, then by noticeable heat that made me check the label for abv and, yep, sure enough: 14.8%. I'm not a low alcohol dogmatist, but that's unacceptable in Willamette Valley pinot. I'm grateful for the restrained oak presence, and I didn't NOT enjoy this, but this isn't one of their better efforts.

Dec 30th, 2015
Michael Elmore

Bigger than I like but packing the stuffing to go another few years

Bigger than I like but packing the stuffing to go another few years

Aug 13th, 2019
Shauna Warwick

Red berries, dark chocolate with a touch of oak and silky texture...

Red berries, dark chocolate with a touch of oak and silky texture...

Jun 7th, 2018
Gil Burgess

Delicious

Delicious

May 16th, 2017
Michael Seely

Still in the sweet spot!!

Still in the sweet spot!!

Mar 6th, 2017
Joe Roth

Drinking beautifully for a 10 year old. Still has time to age.

Drinking beautifully for a 10 year old. Still has time to age.

May 20th, 2016
Amanda Meyer

Stewed dark fruit but with enough acidity to keep it from going over the top. Paired beautifully with non traditional pork tenderloin Thanksgiving meal.

Stewed dark fruit but with enough acidity to keep it from going over the top. Paired beautifully with non traditional pork tenderloin Thanksgiving meal.

Nov 27th, 2015