Beaux Frères

The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir

9.3225 ratings
9.238 pro ratings
Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Jay Eagan

I love Beaux Freres but this bottle was not what I had hoped. Uninteresting and that’s not the usual profile for Upper Terraces. It might have been either the wine is a little old or my taste buds. I’ll try again tomorrow☘️🇮🇪🍀

I love Beaux Freres but this bottle was not what I had hoped. Uninteresting and that’s not the usual profile for Upper Terraces. It might have been either the wine is a little old or my taste buds. I’ll try again tomorrow☘️🇮🇪🍀

Apr 21st, 2020
Liz Vicharelli

So a delicious willamette Pinot. Light earth and well balanced

So a delicious willamette Pinot. Light earth and well balanced

Mar 29th, 2018
Lance E. Farman

2007. Open for business. Bing cherries and dirt. Funk yes this wine is yum!

2007. Open for business. Bing cherries and dirt. Funk yes this wine is yum!

Dec 28th, 2017
Lance E. Farman

Some funk at first. Blew off quickly. Opened to aromatics of sour cherries, anise, vanilla, lavender. Love the acid component from a wonderful cool vintage.

Some funk at first. Blew off quickly. Opened to aromatics of sour cherries, anise, vanilla, lavender. Love the acid component from a wonderful cool vintage.

Jul 13th, 2017
Julia Burke

Gently taking me by the finger and leading me out behind the barn to make out under the stars. Acidity lasts like a first love, and just as confusingly romantic. I won't forget this wine.

Gently taking me by the finger and leading me out behind the barn to make out under the stars. Acidity lasts like a first love, and just as confusingly romantic. I won't forget this wine.

4 people found it helpfulSep 1st, 2015
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9.6

Translucent ruby-red. Powerful red fruit liqueur, potpourri, incense and smoky mineral scents, along with hints of cola and exotic spices. Alluring sweet and animated on the palate, offering densely packed raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake, floral pastille flavors and a strong undercurrent of zesty minerality. Fine-grained tannins frame and shape a powerful, mineral-driven finish that lingers with superb persistence and mounting sweetness. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019)

Translucent ruby-red. Powerful red fruit liqueur, potpourri, incense and smoky mineral scents, along with hints of cola and exotic spices. Alluring sweet and animated on the palate, offering densely packed raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake, floral pastille flavors and a strong undercurrent of zesty minerality. Fine-grained tannins frame and shape a powerful, mineral-driven finish that lingers with superb persistence and mounting sweetness. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019)

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2019
Sean Genn

Incredible. Exotic spices and red fruit. Tons of acidity and a long finish. Might be the best Oregon Pinot I’ve had.

Incredible. Exotic spices and red fruit. Tons of acidity and a long finish. Might be the best Oregon Pinot I’ve had.

1 person found it helpfulApr 11th, 2018
Palmer Emmitt

Owner/Winemaker Judge Palmer

9.1

Nice acid and searing fruit. Extreme but good.

Nice acid and searing fruit. Extreme but good.

1 person found it helpfulDec 15th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.0

This one has a bit of a cultish following. Sour and stewed fruits on the nose. Lean raspberries, cherries and cranberries.

This one has a bit of a cultish following. Sour and stewed fruits on the nose. Lean raspberries, cherries and cranberries.

1 person found it helpfulOct 1st, 2016
Ryan Mullins

This wine is an absolute baby but it's still very impressive. Over the years I've come to expect BF wines to be backwards to reductive in their youth. since the 2011 vintage this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. The 2014 is pure and restrained with many layers. It's full of Oregon terrior without being overblown. It has a long life ahead of itself.

This wine is an absolute baby but it's still very impressive. Over the years I've come to expect BF wines to be backwards to reductive in their youth. since the 2011 vintage this doesn't seem to be the case anymore. The 2014 is pure and restrained with many layers. It's full of Oregon terrior without being overblown. It has a long life ahead of itself.

Sep 9th, 2016