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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 - November/December 2012
Inky purple. Cherry and musky berry skin aromas are complicated by notes of licorice, woodsmoke and cola. Sappy, penetrating blackberry and bitter cherry flavors pick up olive and black pepper nuances with air and show a refreshingly bitter quality. Fine-grained give gentle grip to a long, smoke- and spice-inflected finish.
88 Points | Wine Spectator
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