2012 | Pinot Noir
Beaux Frères; Beaux Frères Vineyard (Estate)
Ribbon Ridge; Willamette Valley, OR, USA
(93-95; Drink 2027-37)
Delayed 2023 Thanksgiving with the extended family.
Much to look forward to here, all the B-F traits to love, strawberry, black raspberry, plum, white pepper, still bold and wanting several more years to really enter the zone for my palate.
The 2004 vintage is drinking perfectly now, a respectable presentation of the AVA. I can't wait for this to catch up. — 3 days ago
Enjoyed a lot. Light bodied, subtle floral notes followed by blueberries and clean finish. Holds a nice level of acidity but seems it shows the sign of fading within couple of years. — a month ago
Picked up last year while in Oregon. Had more bite than I expected given other 2018s from Ribbon Ridge that I’ve tried but loved the peppery and lively finish! — 4 months ago
Tastes like the coast I miss the most. — 18 days ago
Awesome smooth Patty Green pinot. For $40, worth every penny. — 2 months ago
Slightly underwhelming. Strong first acid punch, then not much. — 4 months ago
I enjoyed this, but nothing special — 8 days ago
Earthy, meaty, leathery, darkly fruited. Class, breed, finesse. Classic old school Ribbon Ridge Pinot. This wine needed these 15 years to express all that. I expect at least another five years of aging potential. — a month ago
Color of light ruby with cranberry tone. Nose of milky vanilla, cranberry and raspberry, and sweet ripe currants. Taste follows the nose but leans on the sweet milky vanilla side, some more zest and cranberry note, and a bit tinkering bittersweet. Aftertaste shows some warmth. Clean and easy to drink. On par. — a month ago