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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2013

Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2013

750ML      
Sku: 202363

Rating
 Wine Spectator 94 points (Oct 21 2015)
Supple, open-textured and layered, with beautifully defined currant, plum and cocoa flavors, floating serenely over a polished texture on a finish that unfurls gracefully. Light-footed, showing terrific presence and persistence. Drink now through 2023. From Oregon.-H.S.

Wine maker notes
Tasting Notes:

Dark ruby with a slightly deeper core of purple than the 'Willamette Valley' cuvee. This wine displays a striking minerality, plenty of forest floor along with raspberry and black current fruit profile. There is more structure, acidity and tannin and it cuts a fuller more complex profile framed in a hint of creamy oak. This is one of the best wines we have made in the past 18 vintages but it is difficult to compare with previous vintages as it is truly its own unique representation of Pinot. It is certainly richer than the 2007, better balanced than the 2004 and slightly less brash than the 2006. It is a wine for lovers of classic Pinot Noir who look for balance and elegance first along with significant substance to back them up. Maturity: 2012-2022.

Vineyard Info:

Our original estate vineyard was planted by Mike & Jackie Etzel from 1987 - 1991 primarily to Pommard & Wädenswil clones on their own roots. This is a 23 acre vineyard planted on tight spacing of one by two meters. It is pruned in the Burgundian style called Guyot and trained on a vertical trellis system. An average vine age of about 19 years puts this vineyard in the prime of its life. In the beginning Mike farmed this vineyard conventionally but about eight years ago started experimenting with nonconventional farming methods and now our entire property is being farmed using biodynamic principles. We are not certified as either organic or biodynamic but we invite you to stop by the farm (by appointment please) to take a walk with us and see our farming practices first hand.


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Country: United States
Region: Oregon
Sub-Region: North Willamette
Appellation: Ribbon Ridge
Grape Varietal: Pinot Noir
Type: Still wine

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