Reviews

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010
Wine Spectator
Harvey Steiman
August 31, 2012

91 points

Light and refreshing, with zip to the cherry and guava flavors, sailing into the soft, inviting finish. This has depth and length on a delicate frame.

Drink now through 2017. - H.S.


The Upper Terrace Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Wine Spectator
Harvey Steiman
September 30, 2012

91 points

... floral, offering a lovely rose petal grace note to the strawberry and cherry flavors, finishing with transparency and a gentle intensity.

Drink now through 2016. - H.S.


The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2010
Wine Spectator
Harvey Steiman
September 30, 2012

93 points

Impressive for its clarity, transparency and focused blackberry, raspberry and sassafras flavors, hinting at floral and mineral notes as the finish lingers enticingly. Offers elegance and refinement without losing intensity.

Drink now through 2020. - H.S.


2010 Beaux Freres, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Josh Raynolds
July/August 2012

 

91 points

Bright ruby.  Bright raspberry and mulberry scents are complemented by exotic cinnamon, mace and candied rose.  Juicy, focused and appealingly sweet, with potent, floral-accented red berry flavors and a suave, silky texture.  The tangy, tightly focused finish shows impressive clarity and length. 


2010 Beaux Freres, The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Josh Raynolds
July/August 2012

 

94 points

Bright violet color.  Explosively perfumed aromas of red and dark berry preserves, Asian spices and potpourri, with cola and vanilla accents building in the glass.  Sappy, broad and appealingly sweet, offering lively, spicy dark berry flavors with nuances of soy and candied flowers.  Shows plenty of upfront appeal and intense fruit, finishing smooth, spicy and very long.


09 Beaux Freres, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator Insider
Harvey Steiman
August 3, 2011

93 points

Sleek and silky, with pretty cherry and mineral flavors that glide seamlessly through the long, vivid finish. This has depth, deft balance
and welcome restraint. Drink now through 2017.—H.S.


09 Beaux Freres, The Upper Terrace Vineyard
Wine Spectator Insider
Harvey Steiman
August 3, 2011

94 points

Taut and focused, this offers a cascade of cinnamon, clove, cherry, raspberry and guava flavors, coming together harmoniously
against refined tannins. The finish glides easily. Lingers and lingers. Drink now through 2019.—H.S.


09 Beaux Freres, Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir
Wine Spectator Insider
Harvey Steiman
August 3, 2011

94 points

Light and spicy, with pretty red berry and cinnamon flavors that linger against refined tannins. The flavors expand with each sip, picking up extra mineral and earth nuances, as the finish sails on unabated. It’s the length that makes this special. Drink now through 2019. H.S.


09 Beaux Freres, The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Josh Raynolds
7/15/2011

92+ points

 

Deep red with a bright rim. Exotically perfumed nose displays an array of dark fruit and floral scents, along with notes of Asian spices, anise
and lavender. Shows very good depth and a surprisingly lithe character, with energetic raspberry and cherry flavors and notes of floral pastilles and licorice. A spicy quality adds energy to the long, sweet, silky finish. This is very young still.


09 Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Josh Raynolds
7/15/2011

91 points

Vivid red. Sexy, expressive aromas of black raspberry, rose, Asian spices and mocha, with a hint of anise. Sappy and expansive on
entry, then tighter in the mid-palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors and notes of spicecake and candied flowers. Puts on weight with air and finishes with very good focus, length and subtle smokiness. This drinks very well right now.