Beaux Frères - Pinot Noir 'Beaux Frères Vineyard' 2021


The Beaux Frères Vineyard is located on an 88-acre farm atop Ribbon Ridge near Newberg, Oregon. Tall and stately Douglas fir trees cover nearly 50 acres of the farm, with homestead and winery buildings occupying another 8 acres. The vineyard is situated on 30 acres (24 of which are planted) of steep, contiguous southeast, south and southwest facing hillsides of Willakenzie soils at elevations of around 400 feet.

Planting began in 1988 with tightly spaced Pinot Noir vines at a density of about 2200 plants to the acre. The oldest vines in the vineyard are now a seasoned 34 years of age, and the vineyard as a whole is a mixture of own-rooted Pommard and Wädenswil clones and younger Dijon clones on phylloxera-resistant rootstocks.

"Layered and graceful, the 2021 Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard pours a ripe ruby hue and reveals a beautiful perfume of orange rind, fresh red plum, clove spice, and rocky earth. Medium-bodied, with tremendous energy, fine tannins, a mineral texture, and a great, lightly toasty finish, it’s a gorgeous wine to drink over the next 10-12 years. Absolutely beautiful." - 97 points, Jeb Dunnuck

"Complex aromas of cherry stones, bramble berries, licorice, cardamom, bark and some potpourri. Salty olive undertones, too. It’s medium-bodied, tight and refined, with very fine tannins. Savory. Somewhat restrained for now. Unfined and unfiltered. Drink from 2024." - 95 points, James Suckling

"Medium ruby-purple, the 2021 Pinot Noir The Beaux Frères Vineyard opens slowly on the nose to a core of wild blackberry and blueberry, revealing tones of forest floor, licorice, bitters and floral potpourri as it spends time in the glass. The light-bodied palate is soft and juicy with surprisingly concentrated flavors for its delicate frame, and it has a long, floral finish. This is elegant, expressive and easy to drink! 95+" - 95 points, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate


Producer: Beaux Frères

Country: USA

Region: Oregon

Varietal: Pinot Noir

Appellation: Ribbon Ridge

Vintage: 2021

Size: 750ml