California Grapevine: 2016 PMV Syrah
Nick Ponomareff of The California Grapevine, the oldest continuously published private wine newsletter in the U.S., recently tasted and reviewed our 2016 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah:
2016 Beckmen Vineyards Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah, Ballard Canyon ($32) Medium to medium-dark ruby; attractive, deep, intense, black cherry and blackberry fruit aroma with herbal and spicy notes and hints of black olive, black pepper, and dark chocolate; full body; big, deep, ripe, blue and black berry fruit flavors that are nicely balanced and showing some elegance, with hints of vanilla and toffee, and a full, rich mouthfeel; full tannin; lingering aftertaste. Very enjoyable to drink now, though also has the balance and structure for another three to five more years of bottle aging. Very highly recommended. 15.3% alcohol; 1,536 cases; 100% Syrah; released April 2018. (Group Score: 16.6, 0÷2÷1; My Score: 17 [92/100], fourth place)
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