Beaux Frères

The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir

9.225 ratings
9.15 pro ratings
Ribbon Ridge, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Lance E. Farman

2007. Open for business. Bing cherries and dirt. Funk yes this wine is yum!

2007. Open for business. Bing cherries and dirt. Funk yes this wine is yum!

Dec 28th, 2017
Lance E. Farman

Some funk at first. Blew off quickly. Opened to aromatics of sour cherries, anise, vanilla, lavender. Love the acid component from a wonderful cool vintage.

Some funk at first. Blew off quickly. Opened to aromatics of sour cherries, anise, vanilla, lavender. Love the acid component from a wonderful cool vintage.

Jul 13th, 2017
Kurt-Inge Eklund

This is my favorite cuvee from BF

This is my favorite cuvee from BF

Feb 14th, 2016
Robert McCall

Lovely bouquet, dark cherry, smoke/vanilla/cola/floral thang goin on. Tastebuds sayin similar accompanied by a side of light tannin. Ymmy.

Lovely bouquet, dark cherry, smoke/vanilla/cola/floral thang goin on. Tastebuds sayin similar accompanied by a side of light tannin. Ymmy.

Apr 12th, 2015
Maxence Guilluy

Strawberry, fresh, soft, raspberry

Strawberry, fresh, soft, raspberry

Sep 23rd, 2013
Mark Schwarzmann

Drank 11/27/2022 with a delayed Thanksgiving dinner. It is a wonderfully balanced example of an aged pinot noir, almost French character. It paired perfectly with the meal. Still, you can probably find a better value of similar quality.

Drank 11/27/2022 with a delayed Thanksgiving dinner. It is a wonderfully balanced example of an aged pinot noir, almost French character. It paired perfectly with the meal. Still, you can probably find a better value of similar quality.

Nov 28th, 2022
Jeff Ball

Amazingly smooth texture with an earthy, cherry blast, and just a hint of oak. Dare I say, Dr. Pepper?

Amazingly smooth texture with an earthy, cherry blast, and just a hint of oak. Dare I say, Dr. Pepper?

Feb 20th, 2022
Stanley Lipkin

The essential character of BF is in its clarity, lightness....ethereal. This 2007 starts with a bit of smoke, stoneyness, and bright fruit of red berries. On the tongue the fruit speaks clearly of cherries. Then there is strawberry, spice, and very light tannins. The finish is long. I believe the fruit is slightly bigger than more recent vintages. Recalling that 2007 was a difficult year, makes this wine quite an achievement.

The essential character of BF is in its clarity, lightness....ethereal. This 2007 starts with a bit of smoke, stoneyness, and bright fruit of red berries. On the tongue the fruit speaks clearly of cherries. Then there is strawberry, spice, and very light tannins. The finish is long. I believe the fruit is slightly bigger than more recent vintages. Recalling that 2007 was a difficult year, makes this wine quite an achievement.

Aug 4th, 2017
Jay Eagan

Drink yesterday - like me - a little tired

Drink yesterday - like me - a little tired

Jul 9th, 2015
Zivago Lee

Zivago had this 4 months ago

Zivago had this 4 months ago

Oct 15th, 2022