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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 2012
Deep ruby. An assertively perfumed bouquet evokes black raspberry, cola and Asian spices, with a suave floral quality and a touch of smokiness. Sappy and precise on the palate, offering intense red fruit and floral pastille flavors underscored by tangy minerality. Spicy and seamless on the finish, which leaves floral and red fruit compote notes behind.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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