Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec 2018 / 750 ml.

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WE9595 pts. - Wine Enthusiast - 8/1/2020
This blend of 45% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre and 7% Counoise offers lush aromas of violet, lilac, lavender, vanilla and blueberry on the nose. The palate offers plenty of black currant and spice flavors, with sandy tannins and fresh acidity holding it all in check.
JD8989 pts. - Jeb Dunnuck - 8/4/2020
A year-in, year-out winner, the 2018 Cuvée Le Bec checks in as a blend of 45% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre, and 7% Counoise that saw a touch of stems and 16 months in just 15% new French oak. Lots of spiced red and black fruits, exotic spice, sappy herbs, and peppery notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium-bodied, with a rounded, supple texture and a good finish. It’s going to drink nicely for 4–5 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)

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Primary Grape: Shiraz | All Grapes: 45% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre, 7% Counoise

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WE95 95 pts. / Wine Enthusiast (8/1/2020)

This blend of 45% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre and 7% Counoise offers lush aromas of violet, lilac, lavender, vanilla and blueberry on the nose. The palate offers plenty of black currant and spice flavors, with sandy tannins and fresh acidity holding it all in check.

JD89 89 pts. / Jeb Dunnuck (8/4/2020)

A year-in, year-out winner, the 2018 Cuvée Le Bec checks in as a blend of 45% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 9% Mourvèdre, and 7% Counoise that saw a touch of stems and 16 months in just 15% new French oak. Lots of spiced red and black fruits, exotic spice, sappy herbs, and peppery notes all emerge from the glass, and it’s medium-bodied, with a rounded, supple texture and a good finish. It’s going to drink nicely for 4–5 years. (Jeb Dunnuck)

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SKU 70682
Product Type Wine
Alternate Name Beckmen Vineyards Cuvée Le Bec
Country United States
Region California
District Central Coast
Product Location - Location-Appellation Santa Ynez Valley
Package Size 750 ml.
Proof/Alcohol by Volume 14.9%
Wine/Spirit Brand Beckmen Vineyards
Bottles per Case 12
Vintage 2018
Can it Be Shipped Yes
Premier Pick No
Wine Type Table Wine
Wine - Color Red
Grape(s) 45% Syrah, 39% Grenache, 9% Mourvedre, 7% Counoise
Primary Grape Shiraz
Dollar Sale (Y/N) No
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