Beaux Freres 2016 Pinot Noir, Beaux Freres Vyd., Ribbon Ridge

Beaux Freres 2016 Pinot Noir, Beaux Freres Vyd., Ribbon Ridge

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About Beaux Freres 2016 Pinot Noir, Beaux Freres Vyd., Ribbon Ridge

Perhaps the most collectible Pinot Noir in America, Beaux Freres has set a standard that few can match. While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon an 88-acre farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law, world famous wine critic, Robert Parker, Jr. Michael began his focused pursuit by planting only Pinot Noir and slowly transforming the old farm into his jewel. While planting his own vineyard, Michael worked four harvests at Ponzi Winery. In 1990, Michael harvested his first crop and sold the grapes, except enough to make one barrel, to winemakers Ken Wright and Dick Ponzi. In 1991, a renovation of one of the barns led to the creation of Beaux Frères Winery and the beginning of a cult classic. Beaux Freres just celebrated their 25th vintage in 2015. This 2016 is another outstanding wine.

The Wine Spectator scored this 95 points saying "Remarkably and seamlessly complex, with a polished and refined core wrapped in silky raspberry and blueberry flavors, accented by savory spice and orange zest hints. The long finish builds toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025. From Oregon."

Wine Details

  • Bottle Size 750 ml
  • Wine Type Red
  • Country United States
  • Region Oregon
  • Appellation Willamette Valley

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