Robert Parker 93
"Of equal quality, but different in style, with less meatiness is the full-bodied than the Clone #1, rich 2005 Syrah Block 6 Purisima Mountain Vineyard. It offers copious quantities of pure, deep, blackberry and cassis fruit, less of the smoky, bacon fat character found in its siblings, beautiful purity and elegance, and a subtle smoky, herbaceous note that combines with the black fruits to give this wine loads of complexity and appeal. Enjoy it over the next 10-12 years."
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The Beckmen family established their Vineyard in the Santa Ynez Valley in 1994.
After years as leaders and pioneers in the electronic music business, Tom and Judy Beckmen, joined by their youngest son Steve, set out to make wines as well-crafted and distinctive as the keyboards and synthesizers that built their successful careers as founders of Roland Corp, US. Their search for a promising vineyard ended in 1994 when they discovered a 40 acre winery near the picturesque town of Los Olivos, CA. It was here, in the heart of the blossoming Santa Ynez Valley wine region, that the family laid down their roots and established Beckmen Vineyards.
The Beckmens' commitment to building a world class estate vineyard led them to purchase an unplanted 365 acre ranch in nearby Ballard Canyon. Named after the ranch to which it once belonged, Purisima Mountain Vineyard was established in 1996. Beckmen Vineyards' wines are composed exclusively from the 150 acres of grapevine grown on these two vineyards, crafted with care in the original Los Olivos winery.