New release from Beaux-Freres owner Mike Etzel. Tiny production.
Now in its third year of production, the Sequitur vineyard is beginning to reveal its personality through the clonal diversity and the surrounding environment. The vineyard site is slightly higher in elevation than its adjacent neighbor, the Beaux Freres Upper Terrace, allowing us to pick at a slower pace. In 2016, we harvested the grapes at three times, the last pick eight days later than the first.
94 Points Wine Spectator: "Pale to medium ruby-purple in color, the 2016 Sequitur Pinot Noir has a lovely, open nose of black and red cherries and blackberries with notions of wood smoke, turned earth, autumn leaves, cardamom and potpourri. Medium-bodied, it floods the mouth with ripe black and red fruits with wonderful earthy/spicy accents, very fine, grainy tannins and mouthwatering acidity, finishing long with spice and floral layers
93 Points Wine Spectator: "Polished and rich, with a refined and complex core, offering black raspberry, sandalwood and spice flavors that take on power toward fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2025."