BEAUX FRERES RIBBON RIDGE PINOT NOIR - 2006
Dark ruby color with red berries, oak and vanilla on the nose. Wonderful ripping acidity on the back-end. The acidity is so intense at first that it almost creates a carbonated effect in the mouth. Spice, red raspberry, cherry and strawberries. As the wine opens up more oak emerges but early on it is very subtle and underscores the wine. There's a sweetness to the wine that really balances it.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
Amazing acidity is what drives this wine into excellence. This is a terrific bottle with great structure. There's a simplicity underneath it all that makes it seem effortless, but this wine is far from simple. Purchased for $63. Retails for as much as $99.