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Beckmen 2020 q2 releases

2020 Spring Wine Releases

Posted: May 12, 2020

We release five new wines each quar­ter, three of which are pro­duced in lim­it­ed quan­ti­ties and are only avail­able direct­ly from our Los Olivos winery. 

The five wines are first shared exclu­sive­ly with our Wine Club mem­bers and are then made avail­able to the gen­er­al pub­lic the fol­low­ing quar­ter. These excep­tion­al, small pro­duc­tion wines often sell out quick­ly. Join­ing our Wine Club ensures your allot­ment and allows you to order more to enjoy in the years to come.

Shar­ing our wines for the first time after the years of hard work and ded­i­ca­tion to mak­ing them is excit­ing. We hope you enjoy drink­ing these wines as much as we enjoyed craft­ing them! Below are the five wines we released in May 2020.

2018 Santa Ynez Valley Chenin Blanc

We are real­ly excit­ed to release our first Chenin Blanc! Grown on the sandy slopes between the oil rigs out on Fox­en Canyon, from 25+ year old vines, the wine is bright and lift­ed with aro­mas and fla­vors of lemon ver­be­na, quince, lime, hon­ey­dew mel­on, and min­er­al that are com­plex and long on the palate. Tex­tu­ral­ly there is a nice bal­ance of round­ness and acid­i­ty cre­at­ing a smooth mouth­feel with a vibrant fin­ish. Drink this wine over the next decade or more!

Drink: 2020 — 2030 | Cas­es Pro­duced: 150 | AVA: San­ta Ynez Valley

Retail: $32


2018 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache

The evo­lu­tion of this wine con­tin­ues with the release of the 2018 vin­tage. Now 100% Grenache made with 33% whole clus­ter fer­men­ta­tion, the 2018 shows the great­ness of the vin­tage and the new styl­is­tic direc­tion of this long­time Beck­men favorite release. Beau­ti­ful­ly craft­ed, the wine is high­light­ed by its com­plex­i­ty and bal­ance with ripe red fruits, black cher­ry, bak­ers spice, and pep­per aro­mas and fla­vors. The wine is drink­ing great now and should age effort­less­ly for the next 15+ years.

Drink: 2020 — 2035 | Cas­es Pro­duced: 400 | AVA: Bal­lard Canyon

Retail: $55


2018 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah

A slight­ly riper vin­tage than 2017, the 2018 PMV Syrah is loaded with black­ber­ry and boy­sen­ber­ry fruits, choco­late, pep­per, and PMV trade­mark gami­ness in both fla­vor and aro­ma. Won­der­ful­ly round­ed tex­ture, with beau­ti­ful bal­ance between all its parts – fruit, oak, tan­nin, acid and alco­hol – the 2018 is anoth­er huge­ly suc­cess­ful vin­tage of PMV Syrah. Drink­ing very well upon release, the 2018 should evolve beau­ti­ful­ly for the next 15 – 18 years!

Drink: 2020 — 2038 | Cas­es Pro­duced: 1,600 | AVA: Bal­lard Canyon

Retail: $34


2018 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Clone #1 Syrah

2018 is a great vin­tage for Syrah and the Clone 1 real­ly shines from the vin­tage. Big, broad, and pow­er­ful, the 2018 is built to last with a stun­ning array of gor­geous Syrah fla­vors and aro­mas includ­ing bacon fat, cured meats, black­ber­ry, plum, choco­late, and smoke. The wine is big with a fuller mouth and big­ger tan­nins than the PMV Syrah, and will ben­e­fit from some short term aging putting the drink­ing win­dow from 2022 – 2035+. A real­ly won­der­ful vin­tage and release of the Clone 1.

Drink: 2020 — 2035+ | Cas­es Pro­duced: 350 | AVA: Bal­lard Canyon

Retail: $65


2018 EXP Purisima Mountain Vineyard Whole Cluster Syrah

For those of you who attend­ed the grape stomp har­vest event we held in 2018, this is the wine we pro­duced from those grapes! A real­ly fun and dif­fer­ent style of Syrah from Purisi­ma Moun­tain, as the grapes were har­vest­ed a bit ear­ly and were made with 100% whole clus­ters. The wine has intrigu­ing aro­mas and fla­vors of pep­per, spice, tart black­ber­ry fruit, dried herbs, and a hint of white choco­late. Not as big and heavy in the mouth as some of our oth­er Syrah wines, with a lean­er frame and high­er acid­i­ty, the wine is show­ing great now and should be enjoyed over the next 5 – 7 years.

Drink: 2020 — 2027 | Cas­es Pro­duced: 100 | AVA: Bal­lard Canyon

Retail: $30

This wine is only avail­able to our EXP Wine Club mem­bers. Please call 8056888664 ext. 210 to pur­chase or reg­is­ter for this Club.

Learn more about oth­er ben­e­fits our Wine Club mem­bers receive, or browse our list of wines that are avail­able to the gen­er­al public.

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