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2005 Beaux Freres - Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace

UNITED STATES / OREGON / RIBBON RIDGE
  • 92 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78169-2005-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($90) Ruby-red. Dark, musky plum, cherry and blackberry and cola on the nose, with complicating notes of underbrush, dried flowers and licorice. Dried dark berry flavors are braced by zesty minerality and gentle tannins, with an exotic twist of sassafras on the back. Alluringly earthy, floral and sweet on the precise, understated finish.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2007
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Has a plush feel, despite its open, velvety texture, offering black cherry, raspberry and subtle spice flavors, finishing with a fleshiness that makes it seductive. More up-front than the Beaux FrŠres Vineyard bottling, but should hum well for quite a few years. 880 cases made.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Johnnymd
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Southbound Union
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Impressive. Just entering the drinking window. Dark cherry nose, red fruit, cola and tea on the palate. This will please the Burgundians.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: Conrad K
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 315 bottles owned
  • 76 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 76 collectors)