As the proprietor of the Coastal Vineyards Wine Club I get to taste a lot of different wines to determine which wines go into our wine clubs. We welcome you to our private cellar and our video series called Message in a Bottle and our review of Beckman Wines for our Cabernet Wine Club. Today we will be tasting the Beckman Cabernet Sauvignon 2005.
Our wine reviews aren’t meant to be a high society snob review. We are just going to drink and talk about the wines that we regularly feature in our wine club. So kick back, relax and enjoy.
Beckman wines was founded in 1994 by Judy and Tom Beckmen, Beckmen Vineyards is a family-run, estate-grown winery in the Santa Ynez Valley. The Beckmen’s grow grapes on two vineyards, one of which is the Purisima Mountain Vineyard in Santa Ynez Valley area. The vineyard represents one of the most ambitious hillside vineyard endeavors in the Santa Ynez Valley. Yet, the high elevation, unique microclimate and rare limestone subsoil make this special vineyard a winemaker’s dream. Beckmen Vineyards has stayed true to the land, and true to its vision. Believing that the wine in the bottle begins in the soil.
The winery now produces a full line of excellent estate grown Rhone varietals including Syrah and Grenache. It also produces small quantities of first-rate Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc made from smaller vineyard lots that are well suited to these varietals.
The 2005 growing season was a great year for the California Cab. The 2005 Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is bold cab with a jammy black cherry smell. You can taste the red berries and fruit flavors and the Wine has a chocolaty flavor to it.
Tom’s son Steve who is the wine maker tells us that this wine will store for up to about 10 years, however it is good to drink right now!
Watch the video to see the rating we give this wine that is apart of the Coastal Vineyards Cabernet Wine Club.
Signing off at Pigging out!
Rocco “Boss Hog” Loosbrock
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