Beaux Freres The Beaux Frères Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2017
|Region||United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley|
Fresh and complex, pure and polished with high-note acidity elongating a mouthwatering finish: Here in its 27th iteration, The Beaux Frères Vineyard is wearing its heart on its sleeve. Awe-striking in its characteristic juicy cane berry and plum preserves, this classic rendition also shows dried violets and a crispness hearkening to loamy terrain. The quintessential poise, sophistication, and structure of this terroir-driven wine once again show promise for successful cellaring.
There’s a real sense of depth and detail here with fresh cherries and blueberries, swathed in vanilla-dusted violets, fresh-cut roasting herbs and biscuit spices. The palate has a very plush and smoothly rendered feel with a long, smooth and seamless run of ripe blueberries and cherries. Concentrated and elegant pinot with a long, long finish. Drink across the next decade.
Deep red. High-pitched cherry, black raspberry and rose scents are complemented by hints of succulent herbs, exotic spices and musky flowers. Shows impressive energy and focus on the palate, offering juicy dark berry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors given a spicy edge by a hint of star anise. Closes smooth, appealingly sweet and very long, with fine-grained tannins adding framework and gentle grip.
Combines structure with verve, offering richly expressive raspberry, violet and orange peel flavors that take on polish and complexity toward well-buffed tannins. Drink now through 2028. 3,600 cases made.
The medium ruby colored 2017 Pinot Noir The Beaux Frères Vineyard opens with aromas of cinnamon stick, citrus peel, desiccated roses, warm earth and dried leaves over a core of fresh cranberries, red currants and blackberries with hints of amaro and crushed raspberries. It’s medium-bodied with slowly blossoming fruits, gaining amplitude with those nuances of earth, spice and amaro, finely framed and wonderfully fresh with a long, nuanced finish. Give this another couple of years in bottle.