2021 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley

Pinot Noir - 750ML
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REVIEWS

WA 95 JS 94 WS 94 DC 93 JD 92 VN 91
WA 95

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2023

I tasted the 2021 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley about a month after it was bottled, but it doesn't seem to matter—it bursts from the glass with generous pomegranate, cranberry and raspberry preserves aromas and accents of...
JS 94

jamessuckling.com, March 2023

Wild and vibrant nose of rosemary, cherry stones, small strawberries, violets and seaweed. So fresh, with a medium body and powdery tannins. I like the persistent fine, chalky texture. Unfined and unfiltered. Drink or hold.
WS 94

Wine Spectator, January 2023

Sleek, graceful and elegantly proportioned, with expressive violet, raspberry, guava and black tea flavors that jump out of the glass and gather richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2032. — T.F.
DC 93

Decanter, May 2023

Sourced from 13 vineyards throughout the Valley, though predominantly Star Morring and Doration vineyards. Aromas of violets and crushed stone hint at edginess. The palate offers sappy blackberries and bright, fresh...
JD 92

jebdunnuck.com, September 2023

Deep ruby with a purple tinge, the 2021 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is generous and attractive, with a pure and spicy perfume of pressed flowers, wild raspberry preserve, and brambly herbs. Approachable and drinking well...
VN 91

Vinous, January 2024

The 2021 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley is lifted and pure with a cool-toned bouquet of dusty florals, lavender and spice-dusted blackberries. Soft and round, it casts violet inner florals and wild berries across the...

WINE DETAILS

Color & Type Red
Varietal Pinot Noir
Country USA
Region Oregon
Sub-region Willamette Valley
Vintage 2021
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 12.9%
Closure Cork

The 2021 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir from Oregon's Willamette Valley is a notable wine that has garnered considerable praise from various esteemed reviewers. This red wine, produced by Beaux Frères, is made entirely from Pinot Noir grapes and is sealed with a traditional cork. It has an alcohol content of 12.9%.

Wine Spectator awarded this wine an impressive score of 94, describing it as "sleek, graceful and elegantly proportioned." The review highlights its complex flavor profile, which includes "expressive violet, raspberry, guava and black tea flavors." According to the review, these flavors "jump out of the glass and gather richness toward polished tannins." Wine Spectator suggests drinking it now through 2032.

Decanter also gave it a high score of 93, noting that the wine is sourced from 13 vineyards throughout the Willamette Valley, predominantly from Star Morring and Doration vineyards. The review describes the wine's "aromas of violets and crushed stone," which hint at an edginess. The palate is described as offering "sappy blackberries and bright, fresh fruits backed by spearmint," with an "excellent lingering juiciness and a finish that goes on for minutes."

Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate rated it even higher at 95. Reviewer Erin Brooks mentioned that the wine "bursts from the glass with generous pomegranate, cranberry and raspberry preserves aromas and accents of orange peel, aniseed and tea leaves." Brooks praised the wine's balance between "highly concentrated, nuanced fruit and an uplifted, silky structure," and noted its "particularly elegant finish."

Jeb Dunnuck's review, scored at 92, describes the wine as "generous and attractive, with a pure and spicy perfume of pressed flowers, wild raspberry preserve, and brambly herbs." The wine is characterized as "approachable and drinking well out of the gate" with a "medium to full-bodied" structure, ripe tannins, and a touch of warming spice on a long finish. Dunnuck recommends drinking it between 2024 and 2030.

James Suckling, who also gave it 94 points, highlighted its "wild and vibrant nose of rosemary, cherry stones, small strawberries, violets and seaweed." Suckling appreciated its freshness, "medium body and powdery tannins," and "persistent fine, chalky texture."

Finally, Vinous scored the wine at 91, describing it as "lifted and pure with a cool-toned bouquet of dusty florals, lavender and spice-dusted blackberries." The review notes its "soft and round" palate, ending with a "pleasantly chewy sensation" and "slowly fading inner rose tones."

Overall, the 2021 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Willamette Valley stands out for its complex and balanced flavor profile, making it a highly recommended choice among wine enthusiasts.