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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
Inky violet color. Pungent dark berries and licorice on the slow-to-open nose. Bitter cherry and cassis flavors are complicated by black pepper and black cardamom, with a hint of camphor on the back end. Very young and in need of patience. The finish is firm, gripping and nicely persistent if a bit clenched today.
91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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