Tried this last night w/ Romertopf PorkButt:
1. BeckmanVnyd CuveeLeBec SantaYnezVlly (46% Syrah/36% Grenache/11% Mourv/7% Counoise; 14.0%; 5300 cs; EG/EB; http://www.beckmenvineyards.com) LosOlivos 2011
: Dark color; very strong blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry/strawberry/big fruit slight earthy/loamy/milk of magnesia quite attractive nose; slightly tart rich/lush/structured very strong blackberry/Syrah/boysenberry slight strawberry/Grenache/plummy light toasty/oak bit earthy/loamy flavor w/ modest tannins; long rich/ripe/lush strong blackberry/boysenberry/plummy/Syrah light toasty/oak slight earthy finish w/ soft/round/light tannins; quite good drinking now and should go another 3-5 yrs; a very attractive Rhone blend at a great price. $14.40 (PrimaIlC)
A wee BP:
1. This arrived in my Prima IlConsorzio shipment ystrday, so thought I'd Pobega it. For some reason, Beckman had sorta fallen off my radar. I should revisit them.