New York Wine Exchange USD 24.99 750ml

Beckmen Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley Estate 2005

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<strong>VINEYARDS & HARVEST</strong> <br/>The 2005 vintage proved to be a long one with warm days and cool nights, allowing for slow ripening and long hang time. The Cabernet Sauvignon this year was picked in early November during an Indian summer heat spell which ripened the grapes perfectly, creating a stylish wine with great balance and flavor. <br/><br/><strong>WINEMAKING</strong> <br/>100% estate grown fruit <br/>Made with three different clonal selections, 15, 337, and 8, on multiple rootstocks <br/>Individual vineyard lots were destemmed, gently crushed and cold-soaked for 48 hours to extract color and taste-enhancing phenolics <br/>Fermentation took place in open tops for a period of 7-12 days, depending on the lot <br/>The caps were punched down by hand three times daily. After fermentation, the free run wine was drained to tank and racked to barrel <br/>The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel to integrate fruit and oak character <br/>The wine was barrel aged for 19 months in 50% neutral barrels and 50% new French and American oak<br/>The wine was bottled unfined and lightly filtered<br/><br/><strong>COMPOSITION</strong> 100% Cabernet Sauvignon<br/><strong>HARVEST DATE</strong> November 2nd-9th <br/><strong>ANALYSIS pH</strong> 3.6 <br/>Total acidity 5.8g/L <br/>Alcohol 14.5% <br/>Brix at harvest 25-25.6 <br/><br/><strong>PRODUCTION</strong> 2500 cases <br/><br/><strong>RELEASE DATE</strong> June 2007<br/><br/>

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Beckmen Vineyards:
Founded in 1994 by Tom and Steve Beckmen, Beckmen Vineyards is a family-run, estate winery located in Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Since its founding, Beckmen Vineyards has emerged as one of North America's premier producers of Rhone varietal wines, while also helping to establish Santa Barbara County as one of California's most highly regarded winegrowing regions. E... Read more
Founded in 1994 by Tom and Steve Beckmen, Beckmen Vineyards is a family-run, estate winery located in Santa Barbara County's Santa Ynez Valley. Since its founding, Beckmen Vineyards has emerged as one of North America's premier producers of Rhone varietal wines, while also helping to establish Santa Barbara County as one of California's most highly regarded winegrowing regions. Eager to return to his farming roots, and convinced of the Santa Ynez Valley's vast potential to produce world-class wines, Tom Beckmen began searching for promising vineyard property in the early '90s. He found what he was looking for on a 40-acre parcel of land with an existing small winery. There he established Beckmen Vineyards. Working together, Tom and Steve began revitalizing the site. Convinced that the vineyard had been planted incorrectly, they painstakingly removed the 16 original acres of vines, and replanted the vineyard with carefully selected varietals, clones and rootstocks. Committed to building a world-class estate-vineyard program, the Beckmens also purchased a spectacular, unplanted 365-acre Santa Ynez Valley ranch in 1996. Naming it Purisima Mountain Vineyard, Tom and Steve began a meticulous planting process designed to maintain the natural diversity of the site. With an ideal climate and rare limestone subsoils similar to those found in Cote Rotie and Chateauneuf du Pape, the vineyard has proven perfect for producing a range of stunning Rhone varietals, especially Syrah and Grenache. Under the care and guidance of Tom and Steve, Purisima Mountain Vineyard has earned acclaim as one of California's great Rhone-varietal vineyards. Adding to its reputation as one of the most meticulously cultivated winegrowing sites in all of Santa Barbara County, the vineyard has been farmed 100 percent biodynamically since 2006. Reflecting a passion for quality and a belief in the natural character of the land, the adoption of biodynamic farming practices has only reinforced Steve's vineyard-focused style of winemaking. Believing that the wine in the bottle begins in the soil, Steve and the winemaking team craft wines that capture the unique terroir of Purisima Mountain. Beckmen Vineyards produces a full line of exceptional estate-grown Rhone varietals including Syrah, Grenache, Grenache Blanc, Grenache Rose, Marsanne, and the Cuvee Le Bec blend. It also produces small quantities of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. Hailed for the excellence of its portfolio, Beckmen Vineyards was named Food & Wine's "Most Promising Winery" in the magazine's 2000 American Wine Awards. Since then, Beckmen Vineyards has lived up to that promise. In 2007, it was selected as one of the "Top 100 Wineries" in the world by Wine & Spirits magazine. Read less
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Member Reviews for Beckmen Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Ynez Valley Estate

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Snooth User: angela3
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3.50 5
05/01/2009

Well balanced, higher acidity then I typically prefer the fruit was almost lost in that, however it drank easily. Drink now.


Snooth User: jeffmeunier
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4.50 5
11/25/2011

Excellent, smooth with good cab flavors, awesome deal.


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Source: The Wine Closet
07/20/2010

VINEYARDS & HARVEST The 2005 vintage proved to be a long one with warm days and cool nights, allowing for slow ripening and long hang time. The Cabernet Sauvignon this year was picked in early November during an Indian summer heat spell which ripened the grapes perfectly, creating a stylish wine with great balance and flavor. WINEMAKING 100% estate grown fruit Made with three different clonal selections, 15, 337, and 8, on multiple rootstocks Individual vineyard lots were destemmed, gently crushed and cold-soaked for 48 hours to extract color and taste-enhancing phenolics Fermentation took place in open tops for a period of 7-12 days, depending on the lot The caps were punched down by hand three times daily. After fermentation, the free run wine was drained to tank and racked to barrel The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel to integrate fruit and oak character The wine was barrel aged for 19 months in 50% neutral barrels and 50% new French and American oak The wine was bottled unfined and lightly filtered COMPOSITION 100% Cabernet Sauvignon HARVEST DATE November 2nd-9th ANALYSIS pH 3.6 Total acidity 5.8g/L Alcohol 14.5% Brix at harvest 25-25.6 PRODUCTION 2500 cases RELEASE DATE June 2007



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<strong>VINEYARDS & HARVEST</strong> <br/>The 2005 vintage proved to be a long one with warm days and cool nights, allowing for slow ripening and long hang time. The Cabernet Sauvignon this year was picked in early November during an Indian summer heat spell which ripened the grapes perfectly, creating a stylish wine with great balance and flavor. <br/><br/><strong>WINEMAKING</strong> <br/>100% estate grown fruit <br/>Made with three different clonal selections, 15, 337, and 8, on multiple rootstocks <br/>Individual vineyard lots were destemmed, gently crushed and cold-soaked for 48 hours to extract color and taste-enhancing phenolics <br/>Fermentation took place in open tops for a period of 7-12 days, depending on the lot <br/>The caps were punched down by hand three times daily. After fermentation, the free run wine was drained to tank and racked to barrel <br/>The wine underwent spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel to integrate fruit and oak character <br/>The wine was barrel aged for 19 months in 50% neutral barrels and 50% new French and American oak<br/>The wine was bottled unfined and lightly filtered<br/><br/><strong>COMPOSITION</strong> 100% Cabernet Sauvignon<br/><strong>HARVEST DATE</strong> November 2nd-9th <br/><strong>ANALYSIS pH</strong> 3.6 <br/>Total acidity 5.8g/L <br/>Alcohol 14.5% <br/>Brix at harvest 25-25.6 <br/><br/><strong>PRODUCTION</strong> 2500 cases <br/><br/><strong>RELEASE DATE</strong> June 2007<br/><br/>

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