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Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2009
Beaux Freres Oregon red wine made from Pinot Noir
 
: $89.00
abv 14.2%

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ABOUT: Between 1987-1991 Mike and Jackie Etzel purchased 88 acres of pig farm on Ribbon Ridge and converted 23 acres into a Pinot Noir vineyard, building the winery in 1991 and began bottling their own wines. In 2000 they also planted an additional 10 acres in the upper terrace of the property and they bring in additional fruit every year to round out their production. Old information on the internet will describe Beaux Freres as a biodynamic property, but the truth is they've gone biodynamic and pulled back a bit, utilizing some of the preparations but not going through with certification. This to me is the sign of folks getting it right, eschewing strict parameters to pull the best from their vines.

TASTE: The 2009 is open and inviting, gentle red cherry and cranberry aromas and flavors, black tea, baking spices, mushroom and roses blended into the red compote. This has a delicate, interesting structure, a little lighter acid and a little more tannin, but deftly balanced and very delicious. Complex with a long finish and tremendous ageing capability.

PAIR: Beets, various mild or soft cheeses, cherries, cinnamon, fennel and mushroom.