Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir

9.330 ratings
9.25 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
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.

Nov 25th, 2018
Reid Kinnett

Big ass wine

Big ass wine

May 11th, 2015
Ryan Tedder

Rocking!

Rocking!

Nov 26th, 2014
Joe Roth

Very Burgundian.

Very Burgundian.

Oct 14th, 2018
Hugh O'Riordan

A delicious wine. Ready to drink now

A delicious wine. Ready to drink now

Feb 20th, 2018
Stan

Montmorency cherries, plum skin, dry figs. Bright yet balanced complex palate. May get even better with time.

Montmorency cherries, plum skin, dry figs. Bright yet balanced complex palate. May get even better with time.

Sep 9th, 2017
Joe Roth

Exquisite!

Exquisite!

Sep 7th, 2016
Luis F Gimenez

Raspberries and flowers jump to the nose and palate. Intense and complex bouquet. Long finish. Still young

Raspberries and flowers jump to the nose and palate. Intense and complex bouquet. Long finish. Still young

Aug 19th, 2016
Joe Conti

Oregon. Higher alcohol than typical. Noticeable on the nose. Full bodied. Great texture. Silky. Medium plus finish. Mostly red fruits. Drinks more like a cali pinot than Oregon but it's my style for sure.

Oregon. Higher alcohol than typical. Noticeable on the nose. Full bodied. Great texture. Silky. Medium plus finish. Mostly red fruits. Drinks more like a cali pinot than Oregon but it's my style for sure.

Jun 18th, 2016
david goldenberg

balanced and tannins working well. v enjoyable

balanced and tannins working well. v enjoyable

Jun 11th, 2016