Happy Wednesday Oregon Pinot fans!
In midst of the holiday rush, our favorite Oregon wine critic released his annual Oregon report, featuring the epic 2014 vintage. Josh Raynolds of Vinous writes the most thorough, descriptive notes and his tastes align more frequently with ours (stay tuned for more offers).
He awarded only three 95 point scores; one winery nabbed two of three 95s: Beaux Freres. They are on a tear after Wine Spectator named their Beaux Freres Vineyard 2014 #3 in their Top 100 Wines of 2016.
Beaux Freres thought 2014 was so epic that they made a special, limited production Pinot noir from the oldest two blocks of Beaux Freres Vineyard: Cuvee 59. It's the first and only time they've done that since 1991!Beaux Freres Upper Terrace Pinot noir 2014
$89.99 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($99.99 regular)
95 points Josh Raynolds, Vinous: "Explosive, mineral-accented aromas of red berry liqueur, cherry cola, vanilla and potpourri, accompanied by a sexy floral overtone that gains strength as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and expansive on the palate, offering intense black raspberry, cherry compote and floral pastille flavors and a touch of cola. Displays an extremely impressive interplay of power and finesse, showing a seamless texture and a firm mineral spine. A strikingly long, sappy finish features smooth, sneaky tannins, resonating florality and a lingering suggestion of five-spice powder."Beaux Freres Cuvee 59 Pinot noir 2014
$107.99 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($119.99 regular)
95 points Josh Raynolds, Vinous: "Expansive, spice- and mineral-accented aromas of red berry liqueur, incense and rose oil pick up cola and rhubarb notes with aeration. Sweet and concentrated but almost shockingly lithe and penetrating on the palate, offering energetic raspberry, spicecake and floral pastille flavors and a bracing suggestion of blood orange on the back half. Finishes smooth, sweet and extremely long; resonating floral and spice notes and supple tannins come in slowly to add shape and gentle grip."
"From our oldest blocks of own-rooted Pommard and Wadenswil plantings in the original Beaux Freres Vineyard, a plush and highly sensuous wine. Loads of dark cherries kept lively with raspberries. This is a full bodied, multi-layered, textural tour de force. Superb purity, sweet velvety tannins and a very long finish. Nonetheless, it begs for consumption even now."
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