Beaux Frères 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
The Beaux Frères story began in 1986 when Michael G. Etzel, then a wine salesman in Colorado Springs, embarked on a road trip to Oregon with his young family after reading an enticing review of an ‘83 Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley. They took a whimsical detour to check out a foreclosed 88-acre pig farm about 20 minutes from their destination and, upon seeing the idyllic hillside, cute little bungalow, and lush pasture at the top of the dirt road, began to wonder: Could a quiet, wholesome farm life growing grapes for the blossoming local wine scene be possible? Flash forward a few decades, and you’ll find Beaux Frères has become a cult-classic. Ask anyone who knows a thing or two about wine, and they’ll say this is one of the best.
The 2021 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is “sleek, graceful and elegantly proportioned, with expressive violet, raspberry, guava and black tea flavors that jump out of the glass and gather richness toward polished tannins.”
– Wine Spectator, 94 Points