2018 Beaux Freres Sequitur Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley
Region: Willamette Valley, Oregon
Beaux Frères is the story of an uncommon encounter between the exceptional Willamette Valley, Oregon terroir and Founder Michael Etzel.
While on vacation in 1986, Michael Etzel came upon an 88-acre pig farm for sale located on Ribbon Ridge in the Northern Willamette Valley, Yamhill County, Oregon. After some deliberation, Michael purchased the farm with his brother-in-law (“beaux frères”), Robert Parker, Jr. 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, while also using organic and biodynamic practices. Today, Beaux Frères is recognized as an exemplary Estate in Oregon.
Rare. Wine Club Member only.
Sequitur (Latin, meaning "followed by") is a vineyard privately owned by Michael G. Etzel and Carey Critchlow; a 12-acre site directly adjacent to Beaux Frères’ Upper Terrace vineyard. Sequitur is unique in its diverse collection of 17 distinct Pinot Noir clones, and is farmed following many biodynamic principles, allowing native ground cover to flourish. The vines also grow happily alongside Carey's bee hives - colonies nourished by edge rows of flowering herbs, namesakes of the Lavender Block (planted in 2012) and Rosemary Block (planted in 2013). This is the second vintage of the Beaux Frères Sequitur Pinot Noir. 335 cases were made.