Who Likes This Wine(3)

  1. jlgnml


    1,764 Tasting Notes

  2. pjhr


    3,266 Tasting Notes

  3. pinot36


    7 Tasting Notes

Food Pairing Tags

Add My Food Pairing Tags

Community Tasting Notes (54) Avg Score: 90.9 points

  • Rich red fruit aromas on the nose. No significant bricking - bottle appears well preserved. A higher throttle mouthful for sure. Rich raisin-prune reduction of the dark fruit. Acidity in the background, and medium levels of smoky new oak. Alcohol levels borderline high. This would be quite appealing for those who prefer a bolder, richer Pinot. Putting style aside, this appears well-crafted. This may start to decline quite soon. I recommend drinking up if you have these.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • Big deep color, thick, bursting flavor, great feel on the palate, delicious.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • In OCNJ, Labor Day weekend,one year since prior notes. Splash decanted and drank over 2 hours with grilled steak and chicken

    Consistent with prior notes: "Dark ruby color, slightly cloudy. A little funk when first opened. Nose of cherry/red fruits, earth, leather, iodine...Palate is dried cherries, strawberry, plums, cranberries, orange zest. Some cinnamon and baking spice mid palate. Medium finish..."

    Didn't get the funk or heat on this bottle more settled and elegant than I recall (and from notes) from prior bottle. May be some bottle variation at this point - seems others may have experienced as well. This is in a good spot, based on this bottle fully mature and not likely to keep improving, should hold at this level...

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

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

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

  • 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.

    Do you find this review helpful? Yes - No / Comment

View all 54 Community Tasting Notes

What Do You Think? Add a Tasting Note

Professional reviews have copyrights and you can view them here for your personal use only as private content. To view pro reviews you must either subscribe to a pre-integrated publication or manually enter reviews below. Learn more.


  • 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.

  • By Richard Jennings
    1/13/2007, (See more on 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.

NOTE: Some content is property of Vinous and

Add a Pro Review Add Your Own Reviews: