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2021 Futures Program

Posted: Aug 5, 2021

For near­ly twen­ty years, we have opened our cel­lar doors every fall for a rare oppor­tu­ni­ty to taste a lim­it­ed selec­tion of our small pro­duc­tion red wines still aging in oak bar­rels dur­ing our annu­al Futures program. 

Last year, due to the COVID-19 pan­dem­ic, we cre­at­ed Futures tast­ing flights which we were able to ship to our Club mem­bers and sup­port­ers so they could con­tin­ue to taste and learn more about our bar­rel sam­ples dur­ing a Zoom pre­sen­ta­tion. For many who live out­side of Cal­i­for­nia, this was their first time being able to par­tic­i­pate in tast­ing the Futures wines, and the feed­back we got was sensational!

This year, we have decid­ed to com­bine both pro­grams by con­tin­u­ing to offer the Futures tast­ing flights, which can be deliv­ered to the 36 states where we cur­rent­ly ship, and hav­ing two live Futures tast­ings led by Wine­mak­er Steve Beck­men at our Los Olivos estate. 

  • For those order­ing the tast­ing kit, each kit will include 50ml sam­ples of the six dif­fer­ent wines, each wine’s spe­cif­ic wine­mak­ing details, and our winemaker’s tast­ing notes. You will have the option of tast­ing the wines on your own and fol­low­ing the tast­ing guide that is includ­ed with the flight, or you can join our Sales Direc­tor, Jeff Beck­men, for a Zoom pre­sen­ta­tion Fri­days and Sat­ur­days from Octo­ber 8th until Novem­ber 5th. In past years, we have found that the in-depth dis­cus­sions had dur­ing Futures tast­ings lend a new per­spec­tive on the wines, gen­er­at­ing a deep appre­ci­a­tion you can savor when­ev­er you open your Futures wines. 
  • For those who want to join us at our live Futures tast­ings, they will be held on our estate vine­yard at 11:30am on Octo­ber 9 and Novem­ber 6. The tast­ing will be held out­doors on Tom and Judy Beckmen’s patio and lim­it­ed to 48 people.
Tasting flights and tickets to our Futures tastings are now sold out. Click here to submit your 2021 Futures pre-order.

Why Participate?

The great­est ben­e­fit to cus­tomers who pre-order dur­ing the Futures pro­gram is the abil­i­ty to pur­chase these lim­it­ed pro­duc­tion wines at the low­est price that they will be offered, at spe­cial dis­counts of up to 40%. Since Futures buy­ers are promis­ing to pur­chase an unfin­ished prod­uct, there is some risk involved as the wines will change dur­ing their last few months of aging. But, with any risk, there is great reward as the wines have his­tor­i­cal­ly been some the best that we have pro­duced, and sev­er­al of them will sell out dur­ing the Futures pro­gram. Futures buy­ers will not be billed for the wines until they are shipped after bot­tling lat­er this fall and next spring.

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Winemaker Steve Beckmen thieves wine from a barrel.

The Futures Wines

The six red wines in the Futures pro­gram have been aging in bar­rel any­where from 10 months to 30 months depend­ing on the type of wine being pro­duced. Dur­ing this aging peri­od, the wines will evolve as the gen­tle process of slow oxi­da­tion soft­ens the tan­nins over time. Addi­tion­al­ly, if aged in new oak, the bar­rels will impart an extra dimen­sion of fla­vor and com­plex­i­ty into the wine, which takes time to inte­grate into the wine. 

Thiev­ing wine from a bar­rel allows our Wine Club mem­bers and long­time sup­port­ers to taste a wine that is not quite fin­ished and thus expe­ri­ence a whole new appre­ci­a­tion of our wine­mak­ing process. They can dis­cern where a wine is head­ed, and for those with skilled palates or those who have been tast­ing our bar­rel sam­ples for years, they can gain an idea of how the wine will taste once bottled. 

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The wines select­ed for the Futures pro­gram are the most excep­tion­al and low­est pro­duc­tion wines in our port­fo­lio. These wines are sourced from the high­est qual­i­ty grapes grown in our best vine­yard blocks, craft­ed from free run juice or gen­tle bas­ket press­es, and aged in pre­mi­um bar­rels by notable coop­ers. Pre-order­ing dur­ing Futures guar­an­tees access to these wines, as sev­er­al of the wines are ful­ly allo­cat­ed dur­ing Futures or upon release to our Wine Club. 

There is a three bot­tle min­i­mum and 12 bot­tle max­i­mum pre-order for each wine. Ship­ping is includ­ed when you pre-order a total of 12+ bot­tles. The six wines includ­ed in the 2021 Futures pro­gram are:

  • 2020 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Grenache Libre” | Release Price: $65, Futures Price: $44, Released in April 2022
  • 2019 Bar­rel Select Cuvee | Release Price: $60, Futures Price: $40, Released in Novem­ber 2021 
  • 2019 Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard Block Six Syrah | Release Price: $70, Futures Price: $49, Released in Novem­ber 2021 
  • 2019 Purisi­ma Red Wine | Release Price: $125, Futures Price: $75, Released in March 2022 
  • 2019 Thomas and Judith Beck­men Vine­yard Caber­net Sauvi­gnon | Release Price: $125, Futures Price: $75, Released in March 2022 
  • 2019 TLB | Release Price: $74, Futures Price: $52, Released in Jan­u­ary 2022
Tasting flights and tickets to our Futures tastings are now sold out. Click here to submit your 2021 Futures pre-order.

If you have any ques­tions, please con­tact Tay­lor Hart at taylor@​beckmenvineyards.​com or call­ing 8056888664 exten­sion 211

We look for­ward to shar­ing our bar­rel sam­ples with you!

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