Beckman Grenache, Santa Ynez Estate, California, 2018
Overview of the Wine
After years as leaders and pioneers in the electronic music business, Tom and Judy Beckmen, joined by their youngest son Steve and more recently by their oldest son Jeff, set out to make wines as well-crafted and distinctive as the keyboards and synthesizers that built their successful careers as founders of Roland Corp, US. The Beckmens have established themselves as a leading grower and producer in Santa Barbara County, crafting wines of critical acclaim that have been served in the finest restaurants and houses in the country (including the White House) since their inception in 1994.
Beckmen wines are crafted almost exclusively from their two vineyards, the Thomas and Judith Beckmen Estate Vineyard in Los Olivos District AVA and Purisima Mountain Vineyard in Ballard Canyon AVA. With over 150 planted acres combined, the Beckmens look to continue their tradition of crafting world-class Santa Barbara wines and offering exceptional wine experiences at their beautiful winery in the Santa Ynez Valley.
− Combination of Alban and Tablas clones, all estate grown.
− Berries were hand-sorted, then cold-soaked for seven days.
− Wine was fermented using native yeast for 10 days.
− The caps were punched down by hand three times daily.
− The wine underwent spontaneous native malolactic fermentation in-barrel.
Grape / Blend
Santa Ynez, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The 2018 Santa Ynez Valley Grenache – the first red wine to be released from the 2018 vintage – is truly a pure expression of the grenache varietal. Bold aromas and flavors of cranberry, ripe cherry, strawberry, pomegranate, and baker’s spices are well balanced with a juicy acidity, elegant tannins, and a delicious finish. Tasting fantastic upon release, we suggest enjoying this 100% grenache wine now and over the next 10 years!
Product size: 750ml