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Beaux Frères Magnums Dinner

March 18th 2017
Time: 6:30 pm
Location: 23Hoyt

Host: Atwood
Location: 23Hoyt, 529 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210

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$100 members, $120 Non-Members
Limit: 14
Beaux Frères makes world class Pinot Noirs right here in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. They harvest ripe fruit at very low yields which represent the essence of their Ribbon Ridge Estate.

As many of us already know, Robert Parker, Jr., publisher of The Wine Advocate, is part owner of Beaux Frères. His interest in the property was spurred by his brother-in-law, Michael Etzel, who discovered the property in 1986. Michael slowly transformed an old pig and dairy farm into the jewel it is today. Robert never reviews Beaux Frères for his publications.

We have tentatively decided to start with NV Toffoli D.O.C.G. Prosecco Superiore. Then 2014 Lugana DOC, white wine from Italy.

Then on to the red wines.  As many of you already know, red wine generally ages best in magnums. But, as many of you also know, magnums of Oregon Pinot Noir are relatively scarce and hard to find.

However, we will have the opportunity to start with a comparison of 2 magnums of Belles Soeurs (beautiful sisters) from 2003 Willamette Valley (Unfiltered) and the great Oregon vintage of 2002 from Shea Vineyard en Magnum (Unfined and Unfiltered).

Next, a horizontal comparison of 2 Magnums:  2003 Beaux Frères (handsome brothers) from Beaux Frères Vineyard Willamette Valley en Magnum and Beaux Frères’ relatively new 2003 The Upper Terrace Vineyard. We will taste these wines from Magnums as well. The Upper Terrace Vineyard consists of only ten acres planted with Pinot Noir Dijon clones 113, 114, 115, 667, and 777.

Finally, 2001 Beaux Frères Vineyard and 2000 Beaux Frères Vineyard side by side; both in Magnums.

And, just for the heck of it, we might throw in a magnum or two of Shea Wine Cellars Estate Pinot Noir from Shea Vineyard to compare.
The event will be held at 23Hoyt, a New American tavern restaurant located in the heart of Nob Hill. It is at once an everyday neighborhood favorite and a destination for a special night out - comfortable, modern, delicious and friendly.

First course:
Polenta Terrine of Roasted Peppers, Italian Sausage, Herb Salad and Goat Cheese in a Smoky Tomato Sauce

Second course:
Brodo di Pollo with Confit Chicken, Risoni pasta, Pecorino and Grilled Crostini

Third course:
Veal Scallopini with Roasted Parsnip Puree, Capers and Shallots in a Lemon Butter Sauce

Casa la Pasta with Radicchio, Butternut Squash, Calabrian Chilies, Toasted Pistachios and Pecorino Romano

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