Overview of the Wine
Beaux Frères is one of the earliest and now leading wineries in Oregon, founded by Michael G. Etzel, and brother-in-law (“Beaux Frères” in French) wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr in 1986. Located on an 88-acre farm, Beaux Frères resides on the most prestigious terroirs of Willamette Valley. Since their first vintage in 1991, the Beaux Frères philosophy remains the same; to produce a world-class Pinot Noir from small, well-balanced yields and ripe, healthy fruit that represent the essence of the vineyard. Beaux Frères has had biodynamic and organic practices since 2002.
In 2017, Maisons & Domaines Henriot embarked on a partnership with Michael Etzel acquiring Beaux Frères.
In the summer of 1986, my young family and I began on a journey that, in our wildest optimism, never thought Beaux Frères and our Oregon wine industry would be on the center stage with the fine wine industry. I believe our success is a lesson for anyone with a dream: follow your heart. – Michael G. Etzel, Founder and CEO
Grape / Blend
Willamette Valley, Oregon
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
An especially refined Les Cousins that still captures the juicy, fun side of Pinot, the 2019 is an easy standout of the last several vintages for being the complete package. The fruit is vibrant, the feel is silky, the finish has excellent staying power. What we don't have in 2019 is quantity--the tiniest production Les Cousins...ever? A total of 50 cases were bottled and there will not be a second chance at this.
Product size: 750ml