Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 1997

Pinot Noir from Willamette Valley, Oregon

Price: $75.00
Item No. 126353
  • WS90
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2007
  • ST92
  • WS91
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Winemaker's Notes

This wine was made from modest yields. It still has a dark plum/garnet color, a relatively sweet nose of sandalwood, roasted herbs, sweet and sour cherries and some barrique smells in the background. Medium bodied, a bit tart and angular without the plushness and measured richness that we look for on the mid-palate. Still this wine is very Pinot - lacy and elegant. This is a finesse styled Pinot with a bit of tightness to it that we doubt will ever soften completely due to the vintage characteristics.

Critical Acclaim

"Much richer and grander than most 1997s, this impressive mouthful of plum, black cherry and toast flavors has firm but harmoniously integrated tannins that frame the long finish and promise a good future."
90 Points

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The Beaux Freres Vineyard is located on an 86-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge in the Chehalem Valley near Newberg (Yamhill County, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA). Tall and stately Douglas fir trees cover nearly 50 acres of the farm, with homestead and winery buildings occupying another 6 acres. The vineyard is situated on 30 acres (24 of which are planted) of steep, contiguous...

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Learn About Willamette Valley

(will-AAM-it) Named for the river that runs through the valley from Portland to Eugene, Willamette Valley is home to some of the best Pinot Noir vineyards in the Northwest. While along the same north/south line as Seattle, the Willamette Valley is protected from Pacific rains by the Coast Range on the western border and the Cascade Ranges to the east. Though sunshine is...

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Learn About Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir(PEE-noh nwahr) Pinot Noir is a finicky grape. It only grows in the right climate, with the right soils and the right care. Perhaps because it is so difficult is why it is so loved. Pinot Noir hails from Burgundy, a region known for crafting the most collectible and sought-after wines from this varietal. Not only does Pinot reign in Burgundy, it is also...

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