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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.
90 Points | International Wine Cellar , November/December 2011
Saturated ruby. Dark berries, violet, sassafras and woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. Pliant blackberry and boysenberry flavors provide very good palate coverage and pick up spiciness with air. Finishes sappy and long, with repeating dark berry and smoke notes. This is already drinking very well but also has the depth to age.
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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