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2010 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley
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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.

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2010 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley

Producer: Beckmen Vineyards
Style: Red Wine
Grape Type: other red varietal
Origin: California
Region: Central Coast
Appellation: Santa Barbara

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90 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - November/December 2012

(made from 44% syrah, 34% grenache, 13% mourvedre and 9% counoise):  Inky ruby.  Ripe, smoke- and spice-accented black and blue fruits on the nose and in the mouth.  Lush and open-knit but energetic as well, showing a suave floral quality on the long, sweet and gently tannic finish.  An impressive example of this bottling, which has long been one of the Central Coast;s best QPR wines.

86 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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Absolutely Delicious
05/29/2012
by Jace
This wine is infinitely quaffable and the best red value I've had this year, bar none. Fresh and refreshing, works well with food or without. Sign me up for another case.
People like it
05/09/2012
by ns330
I think it's a little light but I have brought it to dinner 3 times and people really like it. It goes with everything. Maybe it's not for the very discriminating but it really makes me look good because nobody knows the wine. We don't only buy wines for ourselves.
Excellent
05/13/2012
by JOHNSON14139716
Great wine with pork and grilled meat. Syrah and Mouvedre gives weight and character to the Grenache.
05/09/2012
by Bartow14194321
I opened a bottle with friends and barely got a taste. will review later
Red blends
05/12/2012
by Port14215108
Needs to be decanted. Let sit for about an hour and then poured and tasted. Nice feel in the mouth, nice finish.
Dissapointed
05/15/2012
by Wax13916196
This is an extremely light wine. Not much body and virtually no finish. It was also lacking any discernible syrah flavors

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