Beaux Freres The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir 2016
Winemaker Notes :
This is a wine of impressive elegance and uncompromising intensity. To say it is balanced would not begin to describe the character of this vintage. It is playful, expansive, plush, and generously resonant in its youth. Already there are hints of forest moss and river rock that we expect to unfold into a full adventure throughout decades.
Wine SpectatorA seductive wine that combines structure with harmony and a silky texture. Vivid black raspberry, rose petal and mocha espresso flavors build richness and dance on the long finish. Drink now through 2025. 1,278 cases made.
Wine AdvocateThe Upper Terrace Vineyard was planted in 2000. Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace has a classic nose of warm red cherries and cranberries, sliced blueberries and strawberry jam with notes of cola, cardamom, oolong tea leaves and blue flowers-the nose gives up changing earth, fruit and savory layers every time I go back for another smell. Light to medium-bodied, it fills the mouth with warm, luscious strawberry and raspberry jam notes with an integrated vein of baking spice and potpourri, framed by very finely grained tannins and juicy, mouthwatering acidity, finishing epically long and spicy. Yes, yes, yes! 1,300 cases produced. Drink Date: 2018-2030.