The 2004 Beckmen Vineyards Cuvee Le Bec is a Rhone style blend from California. It is 40% Grenache, 32% Syrah, 17% Mourvedre and 11% Counoise. The wine comes from the Santa Ynez Valley and only 3250 cases were produced. It costs about $18 a bottle.
This is an interesting wine. It has a fruity nose and a taste of dark berries on the front palate. The dark fruits meld into a spicy finish that lasts fairly long. It is more full bodied, very smooth and with a touch of tannins. An easy drinking wine that would pair well with many meats. This is a more complex wine and all the different flavors work well together. At the price, this is a good value wine and a definite Drink & Buy.