2005 Beaux Freres - Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard 1.5L

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2005 Beaux Freres - Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard

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International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)

($75) Deep red. Pungent red and dark berry aromas are complicated by black cardamom, cinnamon, cola and mocha. Fleshy cassis and black raspberry flavors are firmed by dusty tannins and given a serious mien by hints of dried flowers and graphite. Some unabsorbed CO2 dissipated with aeration. Finishes gently spicy but with impressive energy and focus.

Author: Josh Raynolds
Issue: Issue 132

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Wine Spectator | 93

Firm in texture at first, but then blossoms into a panorama of flavors, fanning out its raspberry cream flavors and hinting at floral, mineral, green tea and Asian spice notes as the finish picks up steam. Not a big wine, but has many layers to explore. 2,700 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2009-2015
Author: Harvey Steiman


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Score: 90
Author: ZinFanDave
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 08/11/2012
Nice. Slight funk and light red fruit flavors. Musky and sl. mushroom
Score: 92
Author: Southbound Union
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 03/12/2012
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Score: 94
Author: Yayo
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/28/2010
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Author: Doron G
Trust Rating: 100
Tasted On: 01/13/2009
Light/Medium bodied. Polished texture. Short finish. Cranberry, Cherry.
Score: 95
Author: Jerry
Trust Rating: 83
Tasted On: 02/14/2008
Drink Dates: 2008-2012
Wonderful, elegant pinot. Winemaking shows through.
More Vintages and Sizes of Beaux Freres - Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard:

2011 (750ml)
2009 (750ml)
2002 (750ml)

About This Producer


The Beaux Freres estate property, an old pig farm, is 24 acres of tightly-spaced, low-yielding vines on the steep slopes of Ribbon Ridge in Northern Willamette Valley. Winemaking philosophy and technique follow a commitment to minimal intervention, with native yeast fermentations and only one racking prior to bottling. All the wines are unfined and unfiltered. The wine remains in French oak for a period of 10-12 months, in varying proportions of new wood depending on the strength of the vintage. Because of the "reductive" winemaking style, which keeps the wine away from oxygen as much as possible, Beaux Freres Pinots are made for bottle age. The end result is a true expression of prime Willamette terrior.


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