Beckmen Vineyards

Cabernet Sauvignon

Santa Ynez Valley
Central Coast
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Cabernet Sauvignon
Black Currant Black Currant
Leather Leather
Eucalyptus Eucalyptus
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Tasting Notes
Full bodied with opulent black currant and blackbery jam fruit, followed by notes of eucalyptus, leather, mineral, licorice, and a spicy choocolate finish.
Red/Violet Tinge
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Why this wine made the cut…
A mouth coating wine with sweet fruit that is not just a fruit bomb, there are layers of depth and complexity here.
Santa Ynez Valley, California
Cabernet Sauvignon
Ca-ber-NAY So-vee-NYON
Cabernet Sauvignon origins are from the Gironde in southwest France, but is now planted across the world in climates that accommodate this late ripening grape. It is the dominant grape in wines made in Bordeaux’s Médoc and Graves regions. This small, thick-skinned grape, produces darkly colored wine, high in tannin and relatively high in acidity with hallmark aromas of blackcurrant and can stylistically change from austere in its youth to lush depending on the region, and winemaking style.
Country / State
Central Coast
Sub Region
Santa Ynez Valley
Beckmen Vineyards

Beckmen Vineyards

Santa Ynez valley, California

The Beckmen family started their namesake winery in 1994 after Tom Beckmen’s entrepreneurial success in the keyboard and synthesizer business. While a different project, the Beckmen estate was a vision of matching grapes with terroir. And, it was a success. 

Steve Beckmen of Beckmen VineyardsSteve Beckmen of Beckmen Vineyards
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Beckmen vineyards organically grow their grapes on two estate vineyards with distinct terroir differences. The Judith Beckmen vineyard in Los Olivos is mostly well draining gravel and is a bit warmer than their Purisima Mountain vineyard, which is higher in elevation (1150 ft), cooler, with multiple exposures and a limestone subsoil, which is more suitable for syrah and other grape Rhône grape varietals. 

At Beckmen, they hand pick grapes at night when the grapes are coolest and have the purest flavor. The wines are vinified in small lots before blending in order to take advantage of the characteristics of particular microclimates. The resulting wine, especially the syrah, is intense, but also with great energy, and nuanced layers of flavor.