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America's Wine Shop (New York, NY) USD 180.00 1500ml
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Beaux Freres Vinyard Pn. California 2005

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After 16 vintages it would seem easy to compare the newborn 2005 with a previous year, but it is actually quite difficult. We have had vintages where, because of growing conditions, the wines are delicate, light, and feminine. And other years where, because of low yields and climatic circumstances, the wines are powerful, rich, and dense. 2005 appears to be a blend of both styles. The color is dark ruby with plenty of purple highlights. The nose is very extroverted and shows no intention of shutting down. At present the wine reveals pure blue and black fruits, (primarily black cherries, raspberries, and a hint of blackberries) along with tell-tale beet root, earth and herb notes. In the mouth the wine is rich and full bodied, yet displays a lighter, more delicate finish. It is somewhat of a paradox that such an intense wine could also be light on its feet, but that is the style of this vintage. We believe that this season’s unique growing conditions leading up to harvest gave us the ideal grapes to produce a wine with impeccable balance in acidity, alcohol, tannin, and depth of fruit. This wine should be relatively approachable in its youth, but because of its balance evolve for 10-12 more years. Over the last sixteen years, we have seen how well our wines have evolved. They have done what we have always hoped, improving in the bottle, which is no easy task.

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Average Total Production | 4 - 6 thousand cases Wine varietal(s) | Pinot Noir, Grenache Winemaker | Michael G. Etzel Name of Proprietors | Michael G. Etzel, Robert M. Parker, Jr., Robert Roy
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RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.

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Source: Luxurious Drinks
08/18/2012

Luxurious Drinks offers you: Wine - red - 2005 - Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA - Region: Oregon - Apellation: Oregon - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/07/2010

Dark red. Exotic sandalwood-accented strawberry and raspberry aromas, with suggestions of fresh rose and minerals. Elegant red berry flavors offer good depth and precision, a delicate touch and a rather suave, silky texture. Spicy notes echo on the l... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Pinot Noir wine from Oregon in USA. 2005 Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 750ml


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Source: Luxurious Drinks
09/26/2013

Red wine - 2005 - Beaux Freres Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA - Region: Oregon - Apellation: Oregon - Pinot Noir - 750 ml.



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After 16 vintages it would seem easy to compare the newborn 2005 with a previous year, but it is actually quite difficult. We have had vintages where, because of growing conditions, the wines are delicate, light, and feminine. And other years where, because of low yields and climatic circumstances, the wines are powerful, rich, and dense. 2005 appears to be a blend of both styles. The color is dark ruby with plenty of purple highlights. The nose is very extroverted and shows no intention of shutting down. At present the wine reveals pure blue and black fruits, (primarily black cherries, raspberries, and a hint of blackberries) along with tell-tale beet root, earth and herb notes. In the mouth the wine is rich and full bodied, yet displays a lighter, more delicate finish. It is somewhat of a paradox that such an intense wine could also be light on its feet, but that is the style of this vintage. We believe that this season’s unique growing conditions leading up to harvest gave us the ideal grapes to produce a wine with impeccable balance in acidity, alcohol, tannin, and depth of fruit. This wine should be relatively approachable in its youth, but because of its balance evolve for 10-12 more years. Over the last sixteen years, we have seen how well our wines have evolved. They have done what we have always hoped, improving in the bottle, which is no easy task.

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