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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 | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - June 2012
Full deep ruby. Enticing aromas of blackberry, violet and licorice accented by subtle oak spices. Supple, creamy and sweet, with lovely intensity to its dark berry, dark cherry and bitter chocolate flavors. This fine-grained, nicely balanced, fruit-driven cabernet shows lovely ripeness without any excesses. Finishes with smooth tannins and excellent lift. It's hard to find sweet, attractive California cabernet for under thirty bucks that avoids greenness. (ST)
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