Reviews & Awards

Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

February 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 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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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir 2017

August 2019

96 Points

Wine Spectator

Seduces you immediately, with expressive violet and dark raspberry aromas that open to polished and brilliantly structured blueberry, savory anise and tea flavors that take on richness on a long finish. Drink now through 2026. From Oregon. 

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir 2016

June 2019

96 Points

Vinous

Translucent ruby-red. Powerful red fruit liqueur, potpourri, incense and smoky mineral scents, along with hints of cola and exotic spices. Alluring sweet and animated on the palate, offering densely packed raspberry, boysenberry, spicecake, floral pastille flavors and a strong undercurrent of zesty minerality. Fine-grained tannins frame and shape a powerful, mineral-driven finish that lingers with superb persistence and mounting sweetness.

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Beaux Frères | Oregon, United States

Upper Terrace 2016

October 2018

96

Wine Spectator

A seductive wine that combines structure with harmony and a silky texture. Vivid black raspberry, rose petal and mocha espresso flavors build richness and dance on the long finish. Drink now through 2025. 

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Veneroso 2015

March 2020

92

Vinous

The 2015 Veneroso, Ghizzano'sSangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon blend, is wonderfully inviting. Soft contours and radiant fruit add to its considerable allure. Hints of sweet tobacco, mint, crushed flowers and cedar add lovely savory character throughout. This is such a pretty wine.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Veneroso 2013

November 2016

94

Vinous

The 2013 Veneroso is one of the most compelling wines I have tasted from Tenuta di Ghizzano. Powerful yet weightless, the 2013 presents a beguiling interplay between the aromatic lift of Sangiovese and the darker flavors the Cabernet Sauvignon adds. Sweet tobacco, licorice, dried herbs, tobacco and menthol wrap around the striking, delineated finish. The 2013 is 70% Sangiovese and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon. The Sangiovese is so expressive here, I can only wonder what it might be like on its own.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Veneroso 2013

April 2017

90

Wine & Spirits

Flavors of black plum surround this wine’s red cherry core, hinting at the influence of 30 percent cabernet sauvignon in this predominantly sangiovese blend. The wine rested in tonneaux for 16 months, picking up notes of vanilla and spice that swirl through the juicy fruit flavors. It gains volume with time in the glass as its raspy tannins begin to soften. Decant it for veal Bolognese.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Veneroso 2014

February 2019

91 Points

Wine Spectator

Chockablock with blackberry, black currant and plum fruit, this brooding red also displays leather, earth and iron notes. Though dense, this offers vivid acidity that drives the long aftertaste.

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Tenuta di Ghizzano | Tuscany, Italy

Veneroso 2012

October 2015

93

Vinous

The 2012 Veneroso wraps around the palate with gorgeous depth and resonance. Today the flavors are naturally quite primary, but there is a lot to like in this Sangiovese/Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. Dark plum, cherry pit, mint, spice and licorice blossom as this succulent, expressive wine shows off its personality. Sweet floral and spice notes add finesse on the silky, perfumed finish. The 2012 could use more time in bottle to develop further complexity, but it is quite delicious, even today.

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