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Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2008
Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2008
Category: Red Wine
Varietal:Grenache, Syrah, Mourvédre, Counoise
Region: California » Central Coast » Santa Ynez Valley
Producer: Beckmen Vineyards
Alcohol: 15.1%
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Beckmen Vineyards

The 2008 vintage offered a warmer growing season than the previous two years, allowing us to pick the core of this blend, Grenache, at optimal ripeness levels. The cuvée's other varietals also benefitted from the warm vintage, ultimately contributing to complete tannin maturity, and a softer, more complex wine. The Syrah was hand harvested in early October, followed by Grenache, Mourvédre and Counoise in late October-all with low yields of 1-2 tons per acre.

Wine Advocate

The deliciously fruity, yet also surprisingly complex Cotes du Rhone look-alike, the 2008 Cuvee Le Bec is a blend of 51% Grenache, 27% Syrah, and the rest Mourvedre and Counoise. Earthy, spicy, peppery, meaty notes intermixed with blue and red fruits jump from the glass of this spicy wine. Silky-textured, sexy, with plenty of glycerin as well as surprising body and length, there is no reason to defer gratification with this delicious, terrific wine bargain.

Score: 89. —Robert Parker, August 2010.

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