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Community Tasting Notes (88) Avg Score: 91.8 points

  • Drank semiblind.
    I knew this was a 2006 Pinot Noir.
    At first it reminded me of a really robust open Burg, north of Les St Georges, south of Fixin. It had savory spice, molasses or dark cherry, depending on the size of the glass. A large goldfish bowl type glass gave it molasses or sorghum, a tighter tulip glass pushed it toward dark cherry with some leather. I liked the tulip profile better than the fish bowl's. It had more charm and delineation. Either way, it was open and expressive, and more balanced in the tulip; a little fat in the fish bowl. The tannins must have been there, I tasted them, I felt them, when visiting the vineyard, and purchasing this bottle.

    terrific bottle, lots of secondary aromatics, and depending on glass size, tertiary components as well. (and a hint of cherry wood smoke).

    You could drink this now, or wait. I purchased at the source, and stored at 55-58ºF since release. This one likely was healthier, and more intact than a bottle sourced via auction or otherwise.

    tasted: domaine michel gros. vosne romanée clos des réas. 2005. the same week, and saw some similarity. The Vosne will improve with time, or use with beef, butter, and all things great about French food. see review if interested. I just opened the bottle Clos es Réas as I type this note, and it's getting a cork for another day.

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  • Hmmm. Didn't take my own advise to wait on these. The last two bottles over this past year have been messy. I hope it isn;t the warm vintage falling apart. The 98's did a little bit of the same thing and are drinking beautifully now. Hope these come back too.

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  • Beautiful bouquet. Soft tannins, dark cherry fruit and some red current and spice. Evolving in the glass with complexity. Nice finish. Possibly approaching its peak.

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  • I like this but it as with many 2006 wines it is more like a California pinot than Oregon pinot. The dark cherry fruit is the major player in this wine with accompanying spice notes.

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  • Very similar to last bottle
    Very crisp young fruity nose taste like cherries when opened. after an hour the wind develops a more subtle flavor like raspberry
    Smooth finish

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Beaux Freres Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard Ribbon Ridge) Subscribe to see review text.

Garagiste

  • By Jon Rimmerman
    4/21/2009, (See more on Garagiste...)

    (Beaux Freres BEAUX FRERES VINEYARD) Beaux Freres

    Dear Friends,

    This parcel arrived late this afternoon (too late for the "Odds" offer earlier today), a small parcel of Beaux Freres directly from Oregon.

    If you have any interest in this item, please let us know at your earliest convenience - the parcel we have is small and we want to it allocate it as evenly as possible:

    ONE SHIPMENT ONLY of "The Beaux Freres Vineyard" bottling - we may be able to obtain more of the Willamette Valley bottling but not of this:

    2006 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir "The Beaux Freres Vineyard" Ribbon Ridge .

    Thank you,

    Jon Rimmerman
    Garagiste
    Seattle, WA
    OR6720

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  • By Richard Jennings
    5/31/2008, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 92 points

    (Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard) Very oaky, cherry nose; tight, deep tart cherry palate; medium finish

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