91 points/'Editors' Choice,' Matt Kettmann (Wine Enthusiast): "This bottling always punches way above its price point, and this year's bolder blend of 51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre and 5% Counoise is no different. Aromas of rose petal, cinnamon, nutmeg and oak spice lead into a tense palate of baked plums and cardamom, with plenty of wood spice on the finish. (Sep 2022)"
Producer notes: "Our namesake red wine blend is back with another remarkable vintage! The 2020 Cuvee le Bec is a blend of 51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 6% Mourvedre, and 5% Counoise, with stunning and dense aromas of ripe red and black fruits, spices, and floral notes. The mouth is filled with more dark fruits and spices which brighten on the back end as the Grenache and Counoise express themselves on the lifted finish. Another very special vintage of the Cuvee le Bec, as balanced and delicious as ever! Drink this now and over the next 12 years."
|Appellation||Santa Ynez Valley|
|Varietal||Rhone Blends - Red|
|Blend||51% Syrah, 38% Grenache, 6% Mourvèdre, and 5% Counoise|