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Community Tasting Notes (51) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • Wonderful pinot, even more complex than the previous bottle. One of my favorite bottles of Beaux Frères in a beautiful spot right now!

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  • Consumed from my own cellar at The Joel Palmer House during IPNC weekend. While I've detected some bottle variation in the wine over the years, this bottle was right on point. Still driven by an opulent display of dark fruits and spice on the nose and palate, a few tertiary layers are now evident only serving to add more layers and overall complexity to the wine. This bottle could have easily lasted another 3-5 years.

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  • At Smoke, Oil, Salt--blind: Good red berry fruits, cherry, strawberry, raspberry, with subtle savory notes. Holding very well for this age. Just a bit one dimensional IMHO.

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  • In OCNJ for Labor Day, opened after a nice fruit forward Pinot from Central Coast to contrast styles.

    Dark ruby color, slightly cloudy. A little funk when first opened. Nose of cherry/red fruits, earth, leather, iodine. Funk blows off a bit, but some baryard remiains even after about an hour.

    Palate is dried cherries, strawberry, plums, cranberries, orange zest. Some cinnamon and baking spice mid palate. Medium finish, some heat on the finish, not typical of BF.

    Not holding together as well as other vintages of BF I have had. Should be hitting stride about now. I am a big fan of BF, this is not bad, but hoping next few bottles of this perform better.

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  • Color: Ruby
    Smell: Earth, funk, cherry, and a hint of dill with a light smokiness, leather, and tea
    Taste: Dried cherries, potpouri, and cranberries
    Overall: Outstanding...but it needs time to breathe. These notes are afer 2+ hours in a magnum decanter. Light bodied, medium fruit, medium acidity, and a good dose of complexity. Drink or hold. Decant for a minimum of 2+ hours or wait 4-6 years.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    May/June 2006, IWC Issue #126, (See more on Vinous...)

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    1/13/2007, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 93 points

    (Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard) Soy sauce and dried seaweed on nose; rich, earthy, soy sauce, dried seaweed and iodine palate; medium-plus finish 93+ pts.

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