Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021
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Beaux Freres The Beaux Freres Vineyard Pinot Noir 2021, crafted by the skilled hands of Winemaker Mike D. Etzel, is a testament to the transformative journey of this once 1940s dairy pasture now flourishing as 25 acres of captivating Pinot Noir vines, encircled by an almost mystical forest perimeter.
In the glass, it reveals a mesmerizing medium ruby-purple hue, hinting at the intricate flavors awaiting discovery. The aroma is a complex interplay of ripe, dark cherry skins, intertwined with alluring notes of orange zest and subtle white flowers. Undertones of bramble berries, licorice, and cardamom create an inviting bouquet, while a delicate hint of bark and potpourri adds depth to the olfactory experience.
On the palate, this vintage unfolds gracefully, showcasing a tight and refined structure enveloped by very fine tannins. The initial savory impression gradually gives way to a delightful interplay of wild blackberry and blueberry notes, harmoniously intertwined with hints of forest floor, licorice, and bitters. As it lingers, a long, floral finish emerges, leaving an impression of elegance and expressiveness that is both enchanting and effortlessly drinkable.
Earning critical acclaim with a 95 from James Suckling, 95 from Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, and 94 from Wine Spectator, this vintage promises to captivate the senses and evolve beautifully over the years. Anticipated peak enjoyment is recommended from 2024, with the potential to age gracefully until 2033.