We are releasing five new wines to our winery members this quarter, four of which are produced in extremely limited quantities and are only available directly from our Los Olivos winery. One of the new wines is usually produced in larger quantities and is available in distribution across the country.
The five wines are first shared exclusively with our members and are then made available to the general public the following quarter. These exceptional, small production wines often sell out quickly, so joining will ensure your allotment.
These are the five wines we released to our members in November 2022:
2021 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Viognier
2021 was a sensational vintage for white grapes on Purisima Mountain, and the Viognier shines brightly. Initially, the nose is packed with inviting aromas of lemon zest, jasmine, and freshly grated ginger. After aeration, fleshier, mouthwatering notes of peaches, candied citrus, Asian pear, and lavender emerge. The wine has great energy and refreshing acidity, but its weight and rich concentration balance the brightness beautifully. The pillowy texture of this nectar flows into a long mineral finish. This is a complete white wine with the structure to continue evolving over the next 5 – 7 years.
Drink: 2022 — 2029 | 100 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
2021 Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The warm vintage has brought us a SYV Cabernet that is firing right out of the gate. The fun nose tantalizes with aromas of cherry cordial, red currant, and hibiscus. The palate offers complex layers of juicy dark berries, chocolate truffle, light tobacco, and spruce tips. Fine tannins heighten the flavors but yield to a refreshing finish of wild strawberry, licorice, and forest dew. The flavors will continue to integrate, evolve, and surprise for 15+ years, but it’s a gorgeous wine today.
Drink: 2022 — 2037 | 1.425 Cases Produced | Santa Ynez Valley AVA
2020 PMV Syrah Block Six
This Block Six is a blockbuster! A ripe vintage, the 2020 Block Six Syrah is loaded with juicy dark fruits and dark chocolate. Earth, pepper, and minerality also feature on the nose and palate. The wine is round, elegant, and intense. Very fine tannins carry these enormous flavors through a persistent finish. The 2020 is a classic vintage of Block Six that reminds us of the exceptional 2014 vintage, with a touch more acidity.
Drink: 2022 — 2052 | 400 Cases Produced | Ballard Canyon AVA
2020 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
2020 is a dramatically different Cabernet vintage than we have experienced in several years, and the Estate Cabernet is already plush and inviting, with sturdy tannins acting as a reminder of its youth. Welcoming aromas of cedar, leather, dried herbs, and raspberry jam flow into flavors of dark fruits, pomegranate, and pie cherry. The lively tannins are well-integrated and leave traces of cocoa powder and toasted sage on the palate.
Drink: 2022 — 2045 | 430 Cases Produced | Los Olivos AVA
2019 EXP Cabernet Sauvignon
2019 was a stellar vintage for Cabernet, so we decided to dedicate some fruit to our reserve bottling, Thomas and Judith Beckmen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. We also set aside a tiny bit of Estate Cabernet Sauvignon to push boundaries and make the longest aged Cabernet Sauvignon in Beckmen Vineyards history. The results are a rich, fully developed Cabernet with warm aromas of red currant, cassis, cherry, and tobacco supporting powerful flavors of cherry, red currant, chocolate. This will go down as an EXP release to remember!
Drink: 2022 — 2040 | 90 Cases Produced | Santa Ynez Valley AVA
This wine is only available to our EXP members. Please call 805−688−8664 ext. 210 to purchase or register for this upgrade.
Options for Quarter 4’s Delivery
We have two levels of membership to choose from. These are the wines included in each level’s Quarter 4 (Fall) release:
- Inner Circle: 3 bottles of 2020 PMV Block Six Syrah + 3 bottles of 2020 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
- Purisima Club: 1 bottle of 2021 PMV Viognier OR 1 bottle of 2020 Santa Ynez Valley Cabernet Sauvignon+ 1 bottle 2020 PMV Block Six Syrah + 1 bottle of 2020 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Click here to learn more about our membership benefits and to join.
You can also browse our full list of available wines here.
Sharing our wines for the first time after 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!