"Possessing a touch of Cornas-like iron and crushed rock minerality, the 2013 Syrah Clone No 1 Purisima Mountain has tons of violet, pepper and liquid blackberry characteristics to go with a fullbodied, rich, layered feel on the palate. Like all of the 2013s from this estate, it has sensational purity of fruit, but it firms up noticeably on the finish and has a kick of tannin that will need a year in bottle to integrate. Made from 100% Syrah and aged 14 months in 40% new French oak, this is another awesome Syrah from this estate that shows terrific elegance and balance while delivering tons of pleasure. While I’d have to go back and check the database, these latest 2013s might be the finest set of releases ever for Steve Beckmen. The wines show terrific fruit intensity and texture, with an approachableness and harmony that makes them hard to resist. The vast majority come from the sandy soils of the Purisima Mountain Vineyard located just outside of Los Olivos."
"The 2013 Syrah Clone #1 Purisima Mountain Vineyard is plump, juicy and supple, all of which give it quite a bit of immediacy and up-front appeal. Sweet red cherry, plum, mint, spice and rose petal meld together in a juicy Syrah endowed with real personality. This is an especially fruit-driven style of Syrah with soft contours and plenty to admire. The Clone #1 was done with fully destemmed fruit. Drink 2016 - 2021. "