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2003 Beaux Freres Vineyard & Winery Pinot Noir The Upper Terrace Ribbon Ridge
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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - May/June 2005

($75) Medium ruby. Aromatic, wild nose of game and dark berries. Initially rather ungiving, but then vibrant and juicy in the mouth, with fresh black raspberry and tangy pepper notes. Finishes strong, with good length and solid grip. The vines here are only five years old and yielded just three-quarters of a pound of fruit per vine in '03, according to winemaker Michael Etzel.

94 Points | Wine Spectator

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Surely Top Terrace!
01/14/2006
by Lowe11714723
Opens up very nicely. Raspberry, a little spicy, some smoke too, nice finish with medium soft tannins. Highly recommended!!

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Pinot Noir

Adored by critics, prized by collectors, Pinot Noir is one of most tantalizing yet temperamental varietals in the world. For many wine enthusiasts, this is part of the appeal of Pinot -- it doesn't reveal its charms easily. Pinot Noir's virtue also stems from the unique characteristics of the grape. The skins are especially delicate, which accounts for the lighter color and body of finished wine. But, despite the delicacy, the best wines have excellent backbone and...
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