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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.
91 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - 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
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