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2006 Beaux Freres - Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace

UNITED STATES / OREGON / RIBBON RIDGE
  • 94 WS
  • 90 IWC
  • Variety
    Pinot Noir
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SKU: 78169-2006-1500-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90

    ($90) Brilliant red. Fresh and spicy aromas of wild strawberry, raspberry and Asian spices. Clean, energetic red fruit flavors are underscored by zesty minerality and framed by silky tannins. Seductive and juicy, with enticing finishing sweetness and cut. This vineyard is planted to five different Dijon clones.
    Author: Josh Raynolds
    Issue: May/June 2008
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    Elegant and refined, with a plush underpinning to the luscious raspberry, blackberry and black plum fruit, shaded with subtle hints of peppermint and a whiff of char as the finish sails on smoothly.
    Author: Harvey Steiman
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Danl
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: noelivan
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Best BF I have had in some time. Slightly sweet fruit, complex and balanced.
    Author: Johnnymd
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

  • 425 bottles owned
  • 90 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 90 collectors)