Beckmen Vineyards Cuvée Le Bec Santa Ynez Valley Syrah Blend 2015

$19.99

One of our favorite $20 red wine discoveries of the year!  A delicious, juicy red blend that should be your house red. Robert Parker: "One of the finest values in the Central Coast is their Cuvee Le Bec, a blend of 44% Grenache, 28% Syrah, 20% Mourvedre, and 8% Counoise, is one of the two great Cotes du Rhone look-alikes of the Central Coast. This is the type of wine that California can do so well, but rarely does. Part of the reason may be due to the difficulty of trying to convince consumers that a proprietary blend, available at a much lower price, can ultimately be better than some single varietal wines. The super Cuvee Le Bec is a sexy, delicious concoction of red and black cherries, black currants, pepper, spice box, and fruitcake. Medium to full-bodied and pure with supple tannins and a fleshy, lush personality, it will provide immense pleasure over the next 3-4 years...This winery, which has extensive holdings on one of Santa Ynez’s finest viticulture sites, Purisima Mountain, continues to build on an already impressive resume of wines. Kudos to Beckmen Vineyards for offering top-notch quality as well as plenty of enticing bargains."

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Ratings on Delectable

Boris Mathiszik Delectable Pro

Very good GSM blend. Bought additional bottles. Top 10 2017 tasting at NCWC. Re-Tasting 12/26/17 - fantastic. Taking the unusual step of upping by two points to 92. Re-affirmed 6/21/18. Summer solstice calls for this delicious wine.

Very good GSM blend. Bought additional bottles. Top 10 2017 tasting at NCWC. Re-Tasting 12/26/17 - fantastic. Taking the unusual step of upping by two points to 92. Re-affirmed 6/21/18. Summer solstice calls for this delicious wine.

9.2

Angelo Casagrande

Love it. Every vintage. Great fruit. Balanced. Little spice and earth. Nice finish. $20 well spent.

Love it. Every vintage. Great fruit. Balanced. Little spice and earth. Nice finish. $20 well spent.

9.0

Andy Demaree

This is one of the better vintages of this cuvée that I can recall. Juicy raspberries, fresh thyme, and white pepper in a medium bodied, easy drinking style. A good buy for $20, I could see buying this by the case for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. I would drink it over the next two years, though, as I don’t think it has the structure for longer cellaring.

This is one of the better vintages of this cuvée that I can recall. Juicy raspberries, fresh thyme, and white pepper in a medium bodied, easy drinking style. A good buy for $20, I could see buying this by the case for Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings. I would drink it over the next two years, though, as I don’t think it has the structure for longer cellaring.

9.0

K Brooks

Nice for St Lucia buffet

Nice for St Lucia buffet

8.9

Rich Huber

An easy drinking red wine. This wine is well balanced. Nice mouth feel.

An easy drinking red wine. This wine is well balanced. Nice mouth feel.

8.4

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