Red

1998 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Yamhill County
Drink between 2007 - 2014 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 74

  • Nanda wrote: 89 points

    March 15, 2020 - The Last Supper (Before the Covid-19 Shutdown) (El Ideas): Magnum. Black and red cherry aromas with some autumnal character. Palate is still fresh with good attractive fruit, but not showing much depth or nuance. Not as compelling as a bottle of 2005 drank two nights prior.

  • jlgnml wrote: 90 points

    March 15, 2020 - Dark color, extracted berries for me no distinction that this was a Pinot. Glad to share for the last supper.

  • Burgundy Al wrote: 90 points

    March 15, 2020 - Last Wine Dinner Before the Coronavirus Shutdown (EL Ideas - Chicago IL): From magnum. Black and red cherry with Baking spice and good depth, even if still showing a hint+ of new oak that never fully integrated. Still, this is very pretty and still nicely fresh.

  • jlgnml Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 29, 2018 - Lighter color, decanted for 30 minutes, developed complexity in the glass over another 30 min. Very enjoyable after 20 years.

  • OenoEd Likes this wine: 91 points

    May 28, 2018 - I had 6 bottles in the wine cellar since relese; last one here. Tasting the evolution has been thrilling. I think we are four or five years past peak here. On opening, this was tight and tart, and I was pessismistic. After working the wine for 20 minutes, aromas of wet cedar, cigar wrapper, magic marker, black cherry skins, and shiso leaf came through. There was a 20 minute window of almost balanced complexity, leaning toward too much acid: fine black plum skin and pits, and a hint of chocolate mint. But, 30 minutes after opening, the finish was flat cola with a squeeze of lemon, and the wine was basically gone. This is a common timeline with great old burgundies, ten or fifteen minutes of bliss, then gone. I still loved this bottle, the last chapter of a memorable novel.

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  • By John Gilman
    Sep/Oct 2015, Issue #59, Beaux Frères Voluptuous Oregon Pinot Noir Since 1990

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 2001, IWC Issue #95 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1998
  • Type Red
  • Producer Beaux Frères
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beaux Frères Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation Yamhill County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 284 (45%)
  • Consumed 342 (55%)

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