Source: jamessuckling.com. Issue Date: December 10, 2019 (JS-96)
There’s a real sense of depth and detail here with fresh cherries and blueberries, swathed in vanilla-dusted violets, fresh-cut roasting herbs and biscuit spices. The palate has a very plush and smoothly rendered feel with a long, smooth and seamless run of ripe blueberries and cherries. Concentrated and elegant pinot with a long, long finish. Drink across the next decade.
Source: April 2020 Week 4, The Wine Advocate; Issue Date: 23rd Apr 2020 (RP-92+)
The medium ruby colored 2017 Pinot Noir The Beaux Freres Vineyard opens with aromas of cinnamon stick, citrus peel, desiccated roses, warm earth and dried leaves over a core of fresh cranberries, red currants and blackberries with hints of amaro and crushed raspberries. It’s medium-bodied with slowly blossoming fruits, gaining amplitude with those nuances of earth, spice and amaro, finely framed and wonderfully fresh with a long, nuanced finish. Give this another couple of years in bottle.
Drink Date 2020 – 2027
Fresh and complex, pure and polished with high-note acidity elongating a mouthwatering finish. Here in its 27th iteration, The Beaux Freres Vineyard is wearing its heart on its sleeve. Awe-striking in its characteristic juicy cane berry and plum preserves, this classic rendition also shows dried violets and a crispness hearkening to loamy terrain. The quintessential poise, sophistication, and structure of this terroir-driven wine once again show promise for successful cellaring over 10 years.