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When: Friday, April 27 From 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Host: Jonathan Edwards, Sales Representative for Opici Family Distributors

Theme: Beckmen Vineyards (Santa Ynez Valley, Santa Barbara County, California)

2016 Beckmen Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Estate $19.99/bottle

A Happy Canyon AVA and Ballard Canyon AVA blend of 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this tank fermented wine is crisp, clean, and delicious. Tropical and citrus aromas define the aromatics with bright acidity and mineral flavors highlighting the palate.

2015 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee le Bec $19.99/bottle
90 Points Wine Advocate

A blend of 43% Grenache, 35% Syrah, 14% Mourvèdre and 8% Counoise, the 2015 Cuvée le Bec has a medium garnet-purple color and is scented of cherry pie, raspberry preserves and spice cake with hints of potpourri, baking spices and black pepper. Full-bodied and decadently fruited in the mouth, the spicy red berry preserves flavors are well-framed by rounded tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and peppery.

2014 Beckmen Vineyards Syrah Purisima Mountain Vineyard $29.99/bottle
92 Points Wine Advocate | 92 Points Wine Enthusiast

A fabulous value that delivers on all accounts, the inky colored 2014 Syrah Purisima Mountain (100% Syrah aged 16 months in 35% new French oak) knocks it out of the park with its ripe, decadent black fruits, barbecue smoke, licorice and smoked meat-laced aromas and flavors. Rich, fat and unctuous on the palate, with plenty of freshness and purity, it tastes like it costs two to three times the price.