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Date Printed: 11/21/2014
Beaux Freres Pinot Noir 2010
Beaux Freres Pinot Noir 2010
(search item no. 116286)
boutique wine
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 11/21/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2011 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

It is a medium to full-bodied wine, supple and pure with sweet tannins. Dark ruby in color, with aromas of blue fruit and spice. On the palate the fruit shows plum, dark currants, sweet cherries and a dash of raspberry. Of the three cuvees this is the most forward and easiest to drink right now (in fact it is difficult to stop drinking). This cuvee should age well for 5-7 years.
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About Beaux Freres Vineyard:

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.