The 2019 Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec has a darker profile compared to the 2018 vintage. Black and blue fruits, licorice, violets, and pepper aromas lead the way in this outstanding vintage of Cuvee le Bec. A cooler vintage brings some fantastic structure and acidity, where the blackberry, dark cherry, licorice, pepper, and roasted herbs are complex and long on the palate. This Rhône style blend will age beautifully over the next 12-15 years.
Varietal Composition: 51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, 5% Counoise
Appellation: Santa Ynez Valley AVA
Vineyards: Purisima Mountain Vineyard, Beckmen Estate Vineyard
Aging: French oak barrels and puncheons, 15% new, 85% neutral
Winemaker: Steve Beckmen