Sunday, July 15, 2018

Beckmen Vineyards

2014 Beckmen Grenache Pursima Mountain...$42.99
A suppler, more fruit-forward and sexy release than the whole cluster bottling, the 2014 Grenache Purisima Mountain Vineyard has terrific sweetness of fruit in its blackberry, pepper, crushed flower and baking spice-driven aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, sweetly fruited, rounded and downright sexy, drink it over the coming 4-5 years. Note, the blend for the 2014 is 88% Grenache and 12% Syrah, all of which saw 16 months in 15% new French oak puncheons.
Rated 92/100 Wine Advocate

2016 Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec Red Blend...$18.99
An incredible Cuvee le Bec vintage crafted with 46% Grenache, 39% Syrah, 8% Mourvedre, and 7% Counoise, the blend continues to lean heavily on Grenache compared to previous Syrah-dominate vintages. Bright, floral aromas from the Grenache are followed by more bright, red-spectrum fruits and spices on the palate. A nice mouthfeel and fine tannins carrying the flavors through the long finish. A very elegant blend, this vintage shows a little higher acidity which keeps the wine bright and helps to lengthen the very long finish. Enjoy from 2018 – 2025." - Winery

2016 not rated yet
"A wine that always seems to over deliver, the 2015 Cuvee le Bec..."--  Rated 90/100 Jeb Dunnuck on the 2015

"wines are consistently outstanding. In addition, they’re almost always terrific values." - Jeb Dunnuck

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