About Beckmen Vineyards
When winemaker Steve Beckmen returned from Italy in 1997, he was convinced that his family's recently purchased hillside in Santa Barbara County would be perfect for growing Rhône varietals. His father Tom was skeptical, but since then, Purisima Mountain Vineyard has established itself as one of the finest sources of Syrah and Grenache in the Central Coast.
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91 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2010
($48) Vivid ruby. Sexy aromas of raspberry liqueur, candied cherry, potpourri and a hint of white pepper. Offers sweet red fruit flavors and a velvety texture, with slow-building smokiness and a touch of bitter cherry. Fine-grained tannins add grip to a long, juicy, red fruit-dominated finish. This is already showing very well.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Another home run from Beckmen
Bright and aglile across the palate with beautiful red berry fruit and nose. One of the best Grenache I have ever tasted. They are growing great grapes on Purisima Mt.
Oppulent, very rich, close to over-the-top in ripe fruit, but not quite. Overall a great wine, glad I've got 11 left.
Worth The Wait...
I missed the 2007 offering, and jumped on the 2008
as soon as I saw it. A bit Closed at the start, but leave it in the glass for an hour, and this is a completely different wine. Well worth the wait.
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Needed time to ope up
after about 2 hours the wine was great , was a bit closed at the start , after the second glass 1 hour later it really opened up . Very good
love graceful wine. enjoyed with a beef stew.
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Grenache (aka Garnacha)
One of the more versatile red grapes in the world, Grenache thrives in southern France and Spain (where it is known as Garnacha). Ranging in style from light and fruity to deep, brooding and intense; the grape also suits a variety of ambitions: Grenache can be used in inexpensive wines that offer immediate satisfaction, but it is also successful...
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