The vintage of 2010 brought cooler temperatures to our region, which allowed for longer hangtime, lower alcohols and pristine acidity. The Syrah for this blend was harvested throughout October. The Grenache, Mourv dre and Counoise were harvested by hand in mid-to-late November. The end result is a fresh and vibrant cuv e, with softer tannins that add to the satisfying nature of this wine.
Awed and inspired by a perfect convergence of soil, microclimate, wind and sun, Tom Beckmen purchased a stunning, unplanted 365-acre hillside...
Awed and inspired by a perfect convergence of soil, microclimate, wind and sun, Tom Beckmen purchased a stunning, unplanted 365-acre hillside property overlooking the Santa Ynez Valley in 1996. This land would soon become Purisima Mountain Vineyard, possessing all of the necessary elements to produce world-class Rhone varietals. With elevations reaching 1250 feet, the initial planting and farming of Purisima Mountain Vineyard represented one of the most ambitious hillside vineyard endeavors in the history of the Santa Ynez Valley.