2006 Beaux Frères Grenache The Upper Terrace


  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Ribbon Ridge
Drink between 2009 - 2015 (Edit)
CT89.5 5 reviews
Label borrowed from 2003
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • g ruqt wrote:

    April 5, 2021 - A curiosity - one vintage of Grenache tasted by a few Beaux Freres listees. When young, luscious sweet fruit with no Gigondas edge. In old age, color persists, sweet cinnamon spice nose, soft, sweet lush fruit on entry, then dried oregano heat. The sweet dry heat cannot be compared to any wine I've tasted, too sweet? Too hot? Too spicy? A preserved relic from 2006.

  • mflesh wrote: 90 points

    June 29, 2019 - The label was a heck of a lot more worn than the wine! This was tasted alongside a 2013 BF Pinot and to me was hands-down the winner between the two. I almost think there was a slight bit of VA with the pinot. This one was delicious and had some wildflower on the nose and palate. Grape stem notes and a purple fruit type of thing here with a little bit of chocolate in the middle. Finished with rounded edges. I think the best years of this wine are behind it, but it was definitely not gone.

  • ms808 Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 28, 2014 - One of the best nose I've smelled. Uniquely soda like (cherry cola, root beer, very distinct and persistent. Some aging color. On the palate, bright and complex. Good fruit and terroir. Probaly good for another 3-5 years

  • MattMauldin wrote: 85 points

    September 29, 2011 - Winery visit- 9/8. Black cherry notes with creamy vanilla and wood notes thoughout. Fruit and fennil notes on the finish. A tad astringent.

  • Kirk Grant wrote: 89 points

    June 19, 2009 - Showing a ruby core with a light red rose rim at the edge of the glass. Scents of moist potting soil, clay, and candied red fruits with a lingering note of moth balls. In the mouth this medium bodied wine is plush and gives way to ripe red strawberries, raspberries, minerals, and a light thrust of red Twizzlers that lingers lightly on the palate. This has been quite the experience, but I must admit that I am CRUSHED that Mike Etzel has given up making his rose for this more expensive bottling.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2006
  • Type Red
  • Producer Beaux Frères
  • Varietal Grenache
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard The Upper Terrace
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Ribbon Ridge

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (1%)
  • In Cellars 57 (34%)
  • Consumed 109 (65%)

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