2010 Beaux Frères, the Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir

2010 Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 750mL
2010 Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 750mL

Tasting Notes:

If the Willamette Valley is the more hedonistic then this is the more intellectual older sibling – showing its breeding as well as restraint.

This wine as always is 100% from our original estate vineyard. Medium ruby color, aromatically very pure nose of sweet and sour cherries, red currants, pomegranate and even a refreshing touch of ruby red grapefruit. Reminds us of a red-fruited, Cote de Beaune. Medium bodied, elegant, pure and racy. The tannins are extremely well integrated, balanced by zesty acid. This is a sleek, lithe, yet subtly muscular Pinot.

Maturity:

Maturity window 2013 - 2025

Vineyard Info:

Our original estate vineyard was planted by Mike & Jackie Etzel from 1987 - 1991 primarily to Pommard & Wädenswil clones on their own roots. This is a 23 acre vineyard planted on tight spacing of one by two meters. It is pruned in the Burgundian style called Guyot and trained on a vertical trellis system. An average vine age of about 19 years puts this vineyard in the prime of its life. In the beginning Mike farmed this vineyard conventionally but about eight years ago started experimenting with nonconventional farming methods and now our entire property is being farmed using biodynamic principles. We are not certified as either organic or biodynamic but we invite you to stop by the farm (by appointment please) to take a walk with us and see our farming practices first hand.