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Last-Minute 96-pt Gem from Beaux Frères

We were super stoked to get a small allocation of this ultra-limited Pinot Noir, just in time for the Holidays! We were only able to get three bottles, and they’re first-come, first-served, so don’t sleep on this one if you love legendary Oregon Pinot Noir! Check it out!

Beaux Frères, is one of Oregon’s earliest and most famous Pinot Noir producers, whose origins date back to 1986 when two brothers-in-law (Beaux Frères, in French), Michael G. Etzel and wine critics Robert Parker Jr. founded the enterprise. Since then, they’ve been steadily pumping out serious, high-scoring, and expensive Pinot Noirs from some of Oregon’s best best terroirs. And the 2019 “Belles Soeurs” Pinot Noir, from the Ribbon Ridge AVA is a perfect example. Check out this press!

“Medium ruby-purple, the 2019 Pinot Noir The Belles Soeurs has alluring wild red and black berry fruits with wafts of garrigue, Earl Grey tea leaves and Angostura bitters. The palate is silky and intense with layered, graphite-tinged fruit and a very long finish that’s notable for its purity and persistent perfume.” 96pts Wine Advocate

“The 2019 Pinot Noir The Belles Soeurs is elegant with the perfume of raspberry, cherry pie, dried roses, and cinnamon. The palate is vibrant and tension-driven with rose hip, hibiscus, and orange zest. I love this for its focused and direct nature, which will warrant some time in cellar to unfold.” 95pts Jeb Dunnuck

“Vivid ruby. Expansive red and blue fruit aromas show fine definition, complemented by succulent floral, exotic spices and mineral notes that build with air. Sappy, appealingly sweet and energetic in style, offering boysenberry, Chambord, candied rose and five-spice powder flavors braced by a spine of juicy acidity. The floral note repeats emphatically on the impressively long finish, which features polished tannins and reverberating red fruit character.” 95pts Vinous

“From its origin as a Shea Vineyard bottling, Belle Soeur has transitioned to a blend fruit from the Beaux Freres, Upper Terrace, and Sequitur, all farmed by Mike Etzel. Today the grapes are picked earlier, and the extraction managed more gently to give a classic red fruit nose with spice on the attack and plenty of freshness and grippy tannins on the palate. There is still plenty of extract, though, and this lingers persistently on the finish. ” 94pts Decanter

This wine is 100% Pinot Noir, sourced from the Beaux Frères, Upper Terrace, and Sequitur vineyards, and spent 10 months in French oak, 50% new. Only 1,225 cases were produced This kind of quality doesn’t come cheap but, I mean, compared to high-end Burgundy, for example, it’s a downright steal, amiright?! 🙂

$92.99/bottle (we only have three bottles!!)




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