Reviews & Awards

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

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

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

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir

February 2020
Wine Spectator

The Beaux Frères Vineyard track record (Vintages 1991-2018)

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

July 2019

95 Points

Wine Spectator

Combines structure with verve, offering richly expressive raspberry, violet and orange peel flavors that take on polish and complexity toward well-buffed tannins. 

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 2016

June 2019

95 Points

Vinous

Brilliant magenta. Mineral-accented red berries, incense and candied flowers on the expansive, seductively perfumed nose, with a spicy accent adding vivacity. Sappy, alluringly sweet and sharply delineated on the palate, offering juicy cherry, raspberry preserve and lavender pastille flavors that are sharpened by a zesty Asian spice nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in texture, finishing extremely long and precise, with resonating spiciness and smooth, well-knit tannins.

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