Generally speaking, the wine industry isn’t impacted by changes in politics. At the the end of 2019 and beginning of 2020, however, American wine buyers were seriously concerned that a 100% tariff on wines from the European Union would create a major shift in the US wine industry. Winophiles knew this would affect their ability to purchase and enjoy European wines on a day to day basis. So, Sara Schneider, writer for the Robb Report, put together a list of incredible American wines that can hold their weight against classic European wines. We were so incredibly happy to find our 2017 PMV Block Six Syrah included in this list!
Sara had visited our estate winery in December of 2019, when Steve shared this wine with her. Block Six is an important part of our vineyard because it was the first section of our vineyard to be farmed biodynamically in 2003, and has consistently produced the best Syrah since then. Sara writes:
“For 25 years the Beckmen Family has been a leading producer of Rhône varieties (as well as some Bordeaux) in Santa Barbara County. This small-production Syrah is rich and elegant, with complex layers of blueberry flavors, mint, florals, chocolate, and minerality cloaked in nuances of texture.”
There are many other impressive wines included in Sara’s article. We highly recommend reading it and drinking your way through some of the best wines America has to offer!