Ribbon Ridge "Upper Terrace" Pinot Noir 2015, Beaux Frères

A third wine tasted at the attractively rustic Beaux Frères tasting room near Dundee in the Willamette Valley. Unlike the deeply coloured Gran Moraine, the Upper Terrace sports a medium red plummy colour. A bouquet of warm plum, rose, strawberry and raspberry. There is a touch of vanilla from the 50% new oak barrels. Relatively restrained. Perhaps a soupçon of beetroot. Medium plus acidity, fairly chewy, plum, apple and rhubarb flavours. Well-made and tasty but not on a par with the Sequitur and Gran Moraine. Scores 78-82/100. 


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