Beaux Freres Beaux Frères Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2018 - The Grape Tray
Beaux Freres Beaux Frères Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2018
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Beaux Freres Beaux Frères Vineyard Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2018

  • js96
  • v95
  • ws95
  • wa94+

750ml
$94.99

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Tasting Notes:

Stately and charismatic, this now 30-year-old flagship vineyard delivers once again with generosity and sophistication. A deep potpourri of candied cherry, Asian spices and incense lift gracefully from the glass. Silky, with notions of blue and red fruits, fresh fennel, and juicy cranberry, the wine is supported with a depth of composed tannins that deliver a remarkably grand, mouthwatering finish. There is a level of tension at its core, indicating nearly timeless potential for cellaring.

James Suckling
  • js96

This is a trademark, deeply rich impression with an unctuous, violet-flower layer, together with blueberries, cherries and sweetly toasty woody spices, as well as forest wood and fresh, leafy and sappy nuances. The palate has a very succulent, fresh and lithe, almost tangy feel, delivering such succulent, mouthwatering energy at the finish.

January 2020
Vinous
  • v95

Brilliant ruby. Intense red and blue fruit, floral and spice qualities on the highly perfumed nose, along with hints of cola and licorice. Juicy and precise, offering concentrated raspberry, boysenberry and floral pastille flavors that take on a five-spice-powder nuance with air. Plays power off delicacy with a sure hand and finishes extremely long and silky, with polished tannins framing lingering red fruit and candied rose notes. 45% new oak.

Josh Raynolds, August 2020
Wine Spectator
  • ws95

A wine of presence and expression, impeccably structured yet elegantly layered, with evocative raspberry, rose petal and brown baking spice notes that pick up richness and tension toward fine-grained tannins.

Tim Fish, June 2020
Wine Advocate
  • wa94+

The medium ruby-purple colored 2018 Pinot Noir The Beaux Frères Vineyard opens to lush rhubarb, cranberries and loamy earth with layers of blood orange, tea leaves, charcuterie and flowers. The medium-bodied palate offers broody, concentrated fruits with fine earth and spice accents, with a seamless, silky frame and lifted finish.

Erin Brooks, December 2020