We release four new wines every quarter, three of which are produced in extremely limited quantities and only available directly from our Los Olivos winery. The wines are first shared with our Wine Club members, and then available to the general public the following quarter. These exceptional, small production wines often sell out quickly, so joining our Wine Club ensures you’ll be able to savor these handcrafted wines and 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! These are the four wines we released in February 2020.
2018 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay
The beautifully crisp and mineral-driven 2018 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Chardonnay is packed with layers of rich flavors that continue to evolve as the wine breathes. Decant this bottle and watch as the palate flows from notes of dried lemons to apricots, and baked golden apples to tart pineapple, all with subtle undertones of caramel. The long-lasting finish is further highlighted by a bright, mouth-watering acidity.
- Drink: 2020 — 2040
- Cases Produced: 175
- AVA: Ballard Canyon
2018 Estate Grenache
The second vintage of Estate Grenache — grown on the warm gravel of the southernmost three acres on the Thomas and Judith Beckmen Estate Vineyard — features a different profile than the 2017 vintage. A longer hang time allowed the Grenache grapes to develop bolder flavors and complexities, featuring opulent fruit flavors and tannins that feel like cocoa powder across the palate. Aged in 500L puncheon barrels with 15% new French oak, the aromas and flavors of ripe black cherries and dark plums are beautifully balanced with baker’s spices, anise, and clove.
- Drink: 2020 — 2033
- Cases Produced: 400
- AVA: Los Olivos District
2018 Cuvee le Bec
Our namesake red blend is back and bursting out of the glass! While the 45% Syrah is still dominant on the palate, the 39% Grenache is the first to greet you on the nose, with aromas of maraschino cherries, licorice, and fresh wild herbs. The earthy mouthfeel is complemented by flavors of ripe blueberries, jammy red cherries, and juicy blackberries. The 9% Mourvedre and 7% Counoise lend a balance to the 2018 Cuvee le Bec, reflecting the complex layers brought about by different picks in the vineyard and various winemaking techniques. A true crowd pleaser!
- Drink: 2020 — 2038
- Cases Produced: 3,950
- AVA: Santa Ynez Valley
The final wine to be released from the 2017 vintage is arguably the best wine we crafted that year: the TLB. With seven more months in barrel than previous vintages, including 75% new French oak, this co-fermented blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Syrah is refined and packed with layers of flavor. The bouquet is overflowing with aromas of raspberry jam, cocoa powder, and vanilla. The palate then moves into bold flavors of black plums, blackberries, dark cherries, and ripe blueberries! All of this helps mask the bold tannins that can carry this wine for decades. We recommend decanting this wine if you are going to enjoy it soon.
- Drink: 2020 — 2050
- Cases Produced: 350
- AVA: Los Olivos District