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 2011
Bright purple. Scents of blackberry and mulberry, with notes of smoky herbs and flowers adding complexity. Plump, palate-caressing dark fruit flavors show very good depth and pick up spiciness with air. This lush, creamy wine finishes with very good breadth and sweet persistence.
92 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Beckmen Vineyards is AMAZING! It's a little different from others I've tried, but is full and luscious -- just what I love about Beckmen.
'nuf said; wish it was still available! :^ (
Beckmen Vineyards Grenache, Santa Ynez Valley
Exceptional early impression on the palate and smooth, easy finish with a great bouquet, reminiscent of the best Bordeaux but with great reference to the Rhone valley wines and evoking a slight minerality from the Grenache grape. Great value and exceptional taste. Highly recommend.
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by Matlock 14106597
WOW! Beckmen really delivered on this one. Great nose, then bam, this wine will sing and dance in your mouth. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait to taste it after a year or two of aging. Another true hidden treasure from our friends at Wine Access. I would actually give it a 4.5 if the rtating system allowed. What a buy!
Great fruit ,great finish
It is remarkable that an industry essentially less than a half-century old could capture the attention of the American wine-buying public to the degree that California has. Powerful consumer interest in California wine is driven by two major factors. The more obvious reason is that California's best wines, which come from grapes grown in...
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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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