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Beckmen Vineyards Grenache Purisima Mountain Vineyard 2013 750ml
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Beckmen Vineyards Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2013

Santa Ynez Valley - Santa Barbara - California - United States

Professional Wine Reviews for Beckmen Vineyards Purisima Mountain Vineyard Grenache 2013

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
One of the top example of Grenache coming out of California is the 2013 Grenache Purisima Mountain Vineyard. Incorporating 12% Syrah and aged 16 months in 10% new French oak, it's made in a bigger, richer style with ample notes of caramelized black cherries, blackberries, toasted spice and crushed violets all soaring from the glass. Ripe, full-bodied and voluptuous, with fantastic purity and fine tannin, this is a great Grenache to drink anytime over the coming 7-8 years.
Rated 92 by Decanter
The 2013 Grenache Purisima Mountain Vineyard Whole Cluster is darker, riper and more powerful than the straight Grenache, with plenty of depth and firm tannins that need time to soften. Striking aromatics from the whole clusters add nuance. Ideally readers should give the 2013 another 6-12 months in bottle and a good bit of air upon opening. The 2013 spent 16 months in used French oak barrels. (Galloni)
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Varietal: Grenache

The purple skinned grapes of the Grenache varietal have quickly become one of the most widely planted red wine grapes in the world, flourishing in several countries which have the correct conditions in which they can grow to ripeness. They thrive anywhere with a dry, hot climate, such as that found in central Spain and other such arid areas, and produce delightfully light bodied wines full of spicy flavors and notes of dark berries. Their robustness and relative vigor has led them being a favorite grape varietal for wineries all over the world, and whilst it isn't uncommon to see bottles made from this varietal alone, they are also regularly used as a blending grape due to their high sugar content and ability to produce wines containing a relatively high level of alcohol.

Region: California

California as a wine producing region has grown in size and importance considerably over the past couple of centuries, and today is the proud producer of more than ninety percent of the United States' wines. Indeed, if California was a country, it would be the fourth largest producer of wine in the world, with a vast range of vineyards covering almost half a million acres. The secret to California's success as a wine region has a lot to do with the high quality of its soils, and the fact that it has an extensive Pacific coastline which perfectly tempers the blazing sunshine it experiences all year round. The winds coming off the ocean cool the vines, and the natural valleys and mountainsides which make up most of the state's wine regions make for ideal areas in which to cultivate a variety of high quality grapes.

Country: United States

The first European settlers to consider growing grapevines in the United States must have been delighted when they discovered the now famous wine regions within California, Oregon and elsewhere. Not even in the Old World are there such fertile valleys, made ideal for vine cultivation by the blazing sunshine, long, hot summers and oceanic breezes. As such, it comes as little surprise that today more than eighty-nine percent of United States wines are grown in the valleys and on the mountainsides of California, where arguably some of the finest produce in the world is found. However, American wine does not begin and end with California, and due to the vast size of the country and the incredible range of terrains and climates found within the United States, there is probably no other country on earth which produces such a massive diversity of wines. From ice wines in the northern states, to sparkling wines, aromatized wines, fortified wines, reds, whites, rosés and more, the United States has endless surprises in store for lovers of New World wines.

Appellation: Santa Barbara

The beautiful region of Santa Barbara in California is one of the United States' most important wine regions, with a history which stretches back over a hundred years, and which currently has a high reputation for excellence and wines of character and distinction. Many people claim that the county of Santa Barbara is highly similar to that of Provence in France, with its gently sloping hillsides and lush green spaces. The similarity extends to the wines which are produced there, which generally involve big, flavorful and characterful red wines made from classic grape varietals such as Cabernet Sauvignon. The dozens of wineries in Santa Barbara benefit enormously from the hot sunshine and cooling Pacific winds, meaning that many different varietals can flourish there and produce a wide array of exceedingly high quality wines.