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Date Printed: 4/27/2017
Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009
(search item no. 109402)
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Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 4/27/2017: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2014 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2014 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2014 James Suckling rating: 91 points
2013 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2013 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com rating: 91 points
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 91 points
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2010 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Our Willamette Valley cuvée features fruit grown onselect vineyard sites in Yamhill County. The winesbenefit from the same integrity in the winemakingprocess as our estate wines. These sites are farmedsustainably and managed to very low yields.It is not fined or filtered.

It is a medium to full-bodied wine with sweet tannin,low acidity and an intriguing bouquet of "foresty" underbrush, redcurrants and black cherries. With ahint of Asian spices it has undeniable charm, silkinessand velvety texture. These are all hallmarks of thebest 2009 Oregon Pinots and are well displayed inthis wine.

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About Beaux Freres:

The Beaux Frères 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 southeast, south and southwest facing hillsides of Willakenzie soils at elevations of around 400 feet.

Planting began in 1988 with Pinot Noir vines planted tightly spaced at a density of about 2200 plants to the acre. Currently the vines range in age from 3 to 12 years and are a mixture of own-rooted Pommard and Wädenswil clones and various of the new Dijon clones on phylloxera-resistant rootstocks.

This new parcel is located a good spoon-mashie-niblick combination as the golf ball flies northwest from heart of The Beaux Frères Vineyard. The 'Upper Terrace' vineyard is ten plantable acres of southeast-facing hillsides of Willakenzie soils at elevations similar to those of The Beaux Frères Vineyard. Eight of the ten acres are currently planted to various of the new Dijon clones of Pinot Noir. We look for good things to come from this new parcel beginning with the 2002 vintage.