Red

1997 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Beaux Frères Vineyard

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Yamhill County
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Community Tasting Notes 28

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 8, 2017 - This showed the best of three bottles bought at auction. Burgundian balance, plenty of structure left. This is one Oregon Pinot you can cellar, and ought to.

  • GoBlue2002 wrote: 90 points

    April 20, 2017 - An interesting wine. This opened up with minimal aroma and was tannic and somewhat unappealing. Gradually this opened up to be a pleasant enough wine. Paired with food (cheese and then Thai shrimp, sweet potatoe cake, and roasted broccoli) it was wonderful - losing the tannic thread and adding finish.
    After dinner back to meh. We drank this slowly.
    Earthy and spice.
    I much prefer the 2002 vintage of this wine drunk with 10 years of age.
    Still, a nice wine.

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 92 points

    April 4, 2017 - This bottle had just a touch of bitter oxidation on the finish but it was still good.

  • Quiet Lion Likes this wine: 92 points

    March 24, 2017 - Delicate, round aged '97 from Ribbon Ridge. I don't suppose most 1997 Oregon Pinots had the tannic structure to support aging but I always find the Beaux Freres wines need quite a bit of bottle time for my taste. This is the oldest I've tried and everyone liked it. Friendly berry nose, soft and fruity if a bit thin on the palate, just enough tannin to firm up the finish. Very drinkable now.

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  • overhill wrote: 91 points

    June 28, 2013 - Pinot Noir Night (Peter's House): This was my contribution to the tasting. Opened at 9am and then decanted for five hours. Young coloration of solid red core and brown fade at the rim. Old rose petals, rubber tire, leather, dried cherries, menthol, and grilled fruit. The group unanimously thought this was a ten year old Burgundy. Balanced with secondary notes and still very gritty tannins which resolved somewhat by the second hour.

    This received 1 x 2nd place and 2 x 3rd place votes.

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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 2000, IWC Issue #89 (link)

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

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    March/April 1999, IWC Issue #83 (link)

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 170 (49%)
  • Consumed 176 (51%)

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