This is a blend of 46% Syrah, 33% Grenache, and 21% Mourvedre from Paso Robles. Inky purple, opaque and bright. The nose is nice with black raspberries, roasted meats, black pepper and floral notes. Full bodied. On the palate, this has a great texture. Velvety with precision. Flavors of black raspberries with underlying roasted meats and some black pepper. Very lively. Good acidity. Long finish. A delicious wine that just about mature. It should drink well for another ten to fifteen years. A nice match with a burger or roasted veggies off the grill.
This is a blend of 50% Syrah, 34% Grenache, 16% Mourvedre checking in at 15.7% ABV. Inky purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with black raspberries, plums, black pepper, slight roasted herbs and meats and a bit of violets. Full bodied. Great lush texture but with lively acidity. So easy to drink with no noticeable alcohol on the nose or palate. Black raspberries over roasted earth with some herbs. Long finish. This is young but accessible. It should continue to improve over the next three to seven years and drink well for another ten to fifteen after that. It dri
Great showing for this wine. A cooler climate style of Syrah. Garnet in color, ruby at the rim. Mostly clear and bright. The nose has boysenberries, black pepper, black olives and slight char. Medium to full bodied. On the palate, black raspberries, some black cherries with underlying earthiness. Good acidity. Nice finish. This is drinking well now and should continue to do so for another seven to ten years. Nice on its own, it should be better with food. Chili or beef stew would be a nice choice.
From Magnum. Garnet/purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, dust, some black cherries and spice. medium bodied. Light tannins. Good acidity. On the palate, nice black raspberry fruit. Good finish. Drinking well right now. Drink over the next five years. Nice on its own, this will work well with roasted or grilled meats and/or veggies.
Excellent value. A blend of 82% Syrah, 13% Grenache, and the rest is Tempranillo and Mourvèdre. Purple in color, ruby at the rim, mostly opaque and bright. The nose has black raspberries, black cherries and black pepper. Medium bodied. On the palate, black raspberries with a slight char base. This is a nice wine that should drink well for the next five to seven years. It drinks well on its own and would work with roasted chicken.
2017 Beckmen Vineyards Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard, USA, California, Santa Barbara, Ballard Canyon, Wine Review
Nice showing by this stalwart of Santa Barbara County. Purple in color with garnet swirls. On the Black raspberries, black pepper and roasted meats. Full bodied. On the palate, lots of black raspberry fruit, some alcohol notes and a bit of earthiness. Long finish. Very tasty. It took a few minutes to open. This will improve a bit over the next five years and drink well for eight to ten more after that.
Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose has black cherry fruit and roasted herbs. There is some depth on the palate. Full bodied. Black cherries, black raspberries with underlying char and pepper. This comes across more cooler climate, that is (for Syrah) lean, sinewy but with power. No doubt this will get better as it matures. Maybe another five years to get closer to peak and drink for ten after than. A nice match with Indian food.
Purple in color, mostly opaque and bright. The nose is dusty with black raspberries and black pepper. Medium bodied. On the palate, black raspberries with slight bitter cherries on the finish. Long finish. This improves with a bit of air. Obviously young, this might still improve but either way, it should drink well for the next five to eight years. A nice quaff on its own, it will work well with (veggie) burgers off the grill.
Garnet in color, mostly clear and bright. The nose is dusty with black cherries. Medium bodied. Light tannins. On the palate, black raspberry fruit. Slightly tart. Moderate finish. This drinks nicely on its own and will work well with a burger. Drink over the next few years.
This is 100% Mourvedre according to the back label. Gorgeous wine but I am very partial to Mourvedre wines. Purple in color, opaque and bright. The nose is great with black raspberries, slight plums, spice, black pepper and char. Full bodied. On the palate, this needs some air to open fully. Lots of black raspberry fruit over and earthy and smoky base. Great liveliness. Good acidity. Light tannins. Long finish. This may still improve a bit but no harm drinking now and over the next twelve to fifteen years. Great on its own, this would work well with Indian foods or most stews.