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Beaux Freres The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008

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Beaux Freres The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2008
$119.00
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$98.00

SKU 07899

750ml

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Dark ruby with a slightly deeper core of purple that the 'Willamette Valley' cuvée. This wine displays a striking minerality, plenty of forest floor along with raspberry and black current fruit profile. There is more structure, acidity and tannin and it cuts a fuller more complex profile framed in a hint of creamy oak. This is one of the best wines we have made in the past 18 vintages but it is difficult to compare with previous vintages as it is truly its own unique representation of Pinot. It is certainly richer than the 2007, better balanced than the 2004 and slightly less brash than the 2006. It is a wine for lovers of classic Pinot Noir who look for balance and elegance first along with significant substance to back them up.
Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
Brand Beaux Freres
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International Wine Cellar($80) Bright red. Highly perfumed, seductive bouquet of black raspberry, cherry-cola, incense and dried rose, with a slow-mounting mineral element. Lively but strikingly concentrated as well, offering incisive red fruit and floral pastille flavors underscored by intense spice and mineral qualities. Really stains the palate and finishes with superb clarity and juicy, spicy raspberry and cherry notes. Etzel told me that a tiny bit of stems were used in this year's wine.

Josh Raynolds, July 2010
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Wine SpectatorLight in color and body, this is deftly balanced to let the gorgeous raspberry, cherry and espresso flavors emerge easily and waft through the long, expressive finish, remarkably without much weight. Impressive for its style and refinement. Drink now through 2018.

Harvey Steiman, 2010