Posts Tagged Beckmen Vineyards

2010 Beckmen Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley

Opaque purple-black color. High-toned whiffs of mint-bell pepper lead to pretty plum and currant fruit, followed by notes of tobacco leaf. A balanced wine that shows off the qualities of the region. MSRP: $30 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Beckmen ‘Block Six’ Syrah, Purisima Mountain, Santa Ynez Valley

Opaque purple color. Extracted black berry fruit, with shadings of pepper, meat and whiffs of smoke. Weighty on the mid-palate. Very nicely done. MSRP: $55 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2009 Beckmen Syrah, Purisima Mountain, Santa Ynez Valley

Opaque purple, bleeding red at the rim. A meaty wine, with a black fruit profile and with a note of white pepper. Some chalkiness in the mouth, turning to earthy, chocolate tannins at the end. Picks up some heat in the finish. MSRP: $48 (August... Read more

2009 Beckmen Grenache, Purisima Mountain, Santa Ynez Valley

Translucent ruby-purple color. A meaty wine, with candied red fruit aromas and flavors. There are lots of earthy, gripping tannins at the end. MSRP: $52 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Beckmen ‘Block Eight’ Grenache, Purisma Mountain, Santa Ynez Valley

Transparent ruby color. Briary red berry fruit aromas, turning brash and furry in the mouth. The wine picks up some black pepper notes toward the end. MSRP: $52 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

2010 Beckmen Estate Syrah, Santa Ynez Valley

Nearly opaque purple-plum color. Varietal aromas and flavors of fat black and blue fruits, light black pepper notes, sea salt minerality, and licorice/tar. The wine has a supple mouthfeel, ending with rounded, earthy tannins. MSRP: $25 (August... Read more

2010 Beckmen Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Santa Ynez Valley

Light straw color. Aromas and flavors of pineapple, cream, melon and herbs. This is a balanced wine, with the fruit following through on the finish. MSRP: $16 (August 2012) Wine Lines rating:... Read more

August 16: The Purity of Purisima Mountain – Beckmen Vineyards

By Glen Frederiksen Because of its proximity to the Los Angeles area, the wine region I most visited in the 1980s and 1990s was the Santa Ynez Valley, just above the genteel enclave of Santa Barbara. One of the most fun events I attended... Read more

2010 Beckmen Vineyards ‘Cuvée Le Bec,’ Santa Ynez Valley

Nearly opaque, purple-plum in color, this wine is a classic Rhone varietal blend. Longer hang time (the majority of the fruit was harvested in the last half of November 2010) resulted in softer, mature tannins. Pepper-laced black and blue fruits... Read more