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2016 Purisima Mountain Vineyard PMV Syrah

Beckmen Vineyards 2016 Purisima Mountain Vineyard Syrah
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The Tasting Panel

94 Points

Dark chocolate, plum, blackberry, vanilla, black pepper, grilled meats, and game are hallmarks of Purisima Mountain Syrah and the 2016 is loaded with them! Big and powerful, yet elegant and complex, the 2016 is an incredible vintage of PMV Syrah.

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  • 94 Points

    The Tasting Panel

    Full review to be released with the July/​August 2019 edition. 

  • 94 Points

    Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine

    San­ta Bar­bara County’s Bal­lard Canyon AVA is prov­ing to be an excep­tion­al site for Syrah, and this bot­tling from Beck­men capa­bly demon­strates what the excite­ment is all about. It is a big wine by any mea­sure, and it makes no apolo­gies for ripeness, but it is won­der­ful­ly deep in defined Syrah fruit and shows the heady rich­ness and wide rang­ing spice that defines the vari­ety at its best. What is more, it offers extra­or­di­nary val­ue and is a wine that belongs at the top of the shop­ping lists of all who count them­selves as seri­ous fans of the grape.”

  • 93 Points

    Jeb Dunnuck

    The 2016 Syrah Purisi­ma Moun­tain is a blend of 97% Syrah and 3% Viog­nier that was aged 16 months in 40% new French oak. Deep ruby/pur­ple-col­ored, with attrac­tive notes of black fruits, smoked herbs, bacon fat, and pep­per, it’s medi­um to full-bod­ied, ripe and pol­ished, with tons of fruit as well as under­ly­ing struc­tured and depth. It’s a smok­ing Syrah as well as a great val­ue. Drink 2018 – 2026.”

  • 93 Points

    Vinous

    The 2016 Syrah Purisi­ma Moun­tain Vine­yard is a blend of all the blocks on the prop­er­ty. Pow­er­ful and deep, the 2016 has quite a bit of tan­nic clout behind all the fruit. Today, the 2016 is nat­u­ral­ly very pri­ma­ry, but it should be ter­rif­ic with anoth­er few years in bot­tle. All of the ele­ments are in place for that to hap­pen. Drink 2020 — 2028.”

  • 92 Points

    Wine Enthusiast

    Love­ly aro­mas of can­died boy­sen­ber­ry, dark red cher­ry, crushed laven­der, cracked white pep­per and dried sage sticks show on the nose of this bot­tling from a vine­yard locat­ed high above the Bal­lard Canyon appel­la­tion. There is a great fresh­ness on the palate, where fla­vors of laven­der and vio­let meet with pep­pery spice, berry fruit and a tar­ry edge.

  • 92 points

    California Grapevine

    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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