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2009 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley
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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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2009 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley

Producer: Beckmen Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Barbara

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88 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2011

(45% grenache, 34% syrah, 14% mourvedre and 7% counoise):  Bright violet color.  Aromas of dark berries and cola, with a subtle note of peppery spices and a hint of mocha.  Deeply pitched cherry and blackberry flavors show a slight bitterness and a touch of cracked pepper.  Finishes with good grip and length, leaving a spicy cherry note behind.

90 Points | Wine Spectator
88 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by svtc2578126
Not expecting this to be this good for the price. Fresh and rich on the palate. Can actually drink as a cocktail which more and more is hard to find in CA reds. Kudos to the people at Beckmen for making a very good affordable wine. Highly recommend.
Beckmen is Back!!!!!!!
by K12457788
I fell out of love with the Beckmen wines years ago after a string of so-so vintages. But I had heard good things from coworkers. I am here to say, this wine rekindled our affair. Tons of purple fruit but not dried out like many Cali blends. Priced well enough for an everyday red...well, at least for our table.
Delicious, bottle didn't last long
by Morgner12382283
I'm very pleased with this wine, very approachable, wonderful dark fruit nose and palate, some wet stone coming thru, enjoyable finish.

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