Reviews & Awards

Bouchard Père & Fils | Burgundy, France

Beaune Grèves Vigne de L’Enfant Jésus Exclusivity 2017

February 2019

91-92 Points

James Suckling

A refined nose for Beaune with raspberry pastry and red cherries with a violet-flower edge. The palate has delicate and fine tannins with great structural integrity. The length and balance are very convincing. Approachable red fruit at the finish.

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

Beaux Frères Vineyard 2016

August 2018

95

Wine Spectator

Remarkably and seamlessly complex, with a polished and refined core wrapped in silky raspberry and blueberry flavors, accented by savory spice and orange zest hints. The long finish builds toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025.

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

June 2020

95 Points

Wine Spectator

A wine of presence and expression, impeccably structured yet elegantly layered, with evocative raspberry, rose petal and brown baking spice notes that pick up richness and tension toward fine-grained tannins. 

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

December 2020

#9 - Top 100 Wines of 2020

Wine Spectator

Beaux Frères has helped set the standard for modern Pinot Noir in Oregon since its founding in the late 1980s, part of the second generation of Willamette Valley wineries. Founder Mike Etzel is not hands-on in the cellar these days, but son Mike D. Etzel and his team haven’t lost a beat. This 2018 is the wine of the vintage to date, from a year that had its challenges. The 24-acre Beaux Frères Vineyard is planted to a mixture of Pommard, Wädenswil and newer Dijon clones on a steep south-facing slope on Ribbon Ridge, a sweet spot in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

Belles Soeurs 2018

June 2020

94 Points

Wine Spectator

Harmonious yet dynamic, with fervent violet and raspberry notes that pick up orange peel and black tea accents along the way to a polished, structured finish.

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

Belles Soeurs 2017

July 2019

94 Points

Wine Spectator

Impeccably polished and structured, with gracefully expressive cherry and blueberry flavors, laced with black tea, spice and orange peel notes, taking on richness toward refined tannins.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Blanc de Blancs

October 2020

93 Points

Decanter

Subtle notions of toast have a lovely tinge of lemon and roasted hazelnut on the nose. Lively mousse on a tender palate bubbles with toasty, nutty autolysis. As it warms up, the mousse softens and shows a sunny roundness of yellow stone fruit that sits well with the toasty yeast notes.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Blanc de Blancs

October 2020

93 Points

Decanter

Subtle notions of toast have a lovely tinge of lemon and roasted hazelnut on the nose. Lively mousse on a tender palate bubbles with toasty, nutty autolysis. As it warms up, the mousse softens and shows a sunny roundness of yellow stone fruit that sits well with the toasty yeast notes.

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Blanc de Blancs

December 2020

92 Points

Wine Spectator

A toasty edge of roasted hazelnut and subtle smoke is enmeshed with flavors of Asian pear, lemon sorbet and candied ginger in this elegant Champagne. Fresh and mouthwatering, with a finely detailed mousse. Drink now through 2023. 

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Champagne Henriot | Champagne, France

Blanc de Blancs

November 2020

92 Points

Wine Spectator

Chardonnay from the Côte des Blancs yields up its typical crisp and mineral texture over the ripeness of the Henriot style. The Champagne is balanced, fruity with fine acidity to match and the bottling is ready to drink. 

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