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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.
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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