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Date Printed: 10/21/2014
Beckmen Syrah Purisima Mountain Syrah Block 6 2008
Beckmen Syrah Purisima Mountain Syrah Block 6 2008
(search item no. 111402)
boutique wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 94 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 10/21/2014: $48.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Block Six was the first section of our Purisima Mountain Vineyard to be farmed biodynamically, a process that began in 2002. It is also the highest elevation black in the vineyard, and features soils with significant deposits of chalky limestone. These factors contribute to a wine that has consistently been our finest Syrah offering. From its head-turning aromas of blackberry, plum, sandalwood, smoke and white flowers to its flavors of plum, blackberry, charred meat, minerals and a dark chocolate, this is a complete and complex expression of Syrah with a great tannin structure, and a finish that is long and satisfying.
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About Beckmen Vineyards:

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 spirit of Tom Beckmen and his family.

In 1996 Beckmen Estate Vineyards purchased Purisima Mountain Vineyard a 365-acre Estate overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley, where there are ideal soils and climate for Rhone varieties. They began planting in 1997 and have completed a total of 130 acres at this time. The high density plantings are designed to optimize different hillside exposures and elevations.