Beckmen Syrah Ballard Canyon Purisima Mountain Vineyard California Red Wine 750 mL


94 Points Vinous Media September 2021

“The 2019 Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard is a wild, exotic wine.  Blueberry jam, chocolate, spice, leather and licorice fill out the layers effortlessly.  This unctuous, heady Syrah shows just how distinctive Ballard Canyon is.  A year or two in bottle should help soften some of the harder edges.”

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The Vineyards: “Beckmen Vineyards consists of two separate vineyards with dramatically different soils and climates. On the western side of Ballard Canyon lies our acclaimed, 365 acre, certified Biodynamic Purisima Mountain Vineyard. Comprised mostly of clay and clay loam, with varying amounts of gravel, the most unique aspect of this site is the limestone subsoil. Found in great Rhône regions like Côte Rôtie and Châteauneuf du Pape, the limestone soil limits vine vigor and produces smaller vines with lower yields and more intensely flavored fruit.” – The Winery

About the Family: This vineyard is owned by quite the family!  Tom Beckmen grew up farming outside of Chicago and put himself through college with farm work.  During the 60s he became involved in music out on the west coast and founded a company, Beckmen Musical Instruments(later named Boss).  Along the way he joined with Roland, Japan, as the US subsidiary.  Anyone who has ever lusted after a really good keyboard knows who these people are.  In addition, Mr. Beckmen was responsible for some super guitar pedals and thus some super music!  In 1993 he sold his part in this venture, selling his shares back to Roland, and set off in search of his wine-making dream.  Beckmen Vineyards was established in 1994 and is run by Tom, his wife Judy and youngest son, Steve.  They have not looked back!

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in