Beckmen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sauvignon Blanc from Central Coast, California

Item No. 99698
  • white wine
  • Green wine
  • screw cap wine
  • WS91
Style: Light & Crisp

Wine Style Guide

Light & Crisp

Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.

Fruity & Smooth

Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.

Rich & Creamy

Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.

Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
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Winemaker's Notes

Our estate Sauvignon Blanc comes exclusively from our biodynamic® certified grapes grown on our Purisima Mountain Vineyard. The majority of the vines are planted on a steep hillside laden with large amounts of limestone, traversing to a less steep section that turns to sand. The majority of the vines are planted on a steep hillside laden with large amounts of limestone, traversing to a less steep section that turns to sand. 2008 brought about a very even keeled vintage with warmer weather that we have not seen since the vintage of 2005. New vineyard techniques along with low crop yields, created the perfect environment to create an excellent wine balance by intense fruit flavors and crisp acidity.

Critical Acclaim

"Charming, with melon, peach and apricot notes that are ripe and fleshy, with spicy tobacco, lentil and mineral accents. There's great focus and intensity. Drink now. "
91 Points

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A very good white wine! As touted, the hints of apricot are obvious along with a floral background and clear mineral presence. Refreshing. An outstanding pairing with light seafood dishes. The Wine Spectator 91 score is well deserved.
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Beckmen Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008
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The goal of Beckmen Vineyards is to become the most prominent family owned vineyard estate in Santa Barbara County. Rhone style wines cultivated from Purisima Mountain Vineyard will be their contribution to the next chapter of winegrowing in the Santa Ynez Valley. To appreciate this goal is to be able to understand the history of the Santa Barbara Wine country and the pioneering...

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Learn About Central Coast

The largest of California's wine growing regions, the Central Coast produces the majority of California's wine. The district sprawls out, covering most of the vineyard land between San Francisco and Santa Barbara. Smaller sub-AVAs of the Central Coast include Monterey Bay, Paso Robles, Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Maria Valley, Santa Cruz Mountains and many others. Notable Facts...

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Learn About Sauvignon Blanc

Sauvignon Blanc (so-veen-YAWN blahnk) One of the most distinctive grapes, Sauvignon Blanc is a highly aromatic variety that does well in both the old and new world. From the Loire Valley of France to Marlborough in New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc has found many regions that bring out its unique and delicious flavors. Notable Facts Sauvignon Blanc's home...

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