Brian Benson Cellars
2014 Kandy Red
Brian Benson is highly regarded as one of the top young winemakers in Central California and has a cult-like following. His unique style of making ultra-premium wine brings out deep flavors and soft finishes from Rhone varietals. Known as one of Paso Robles “young guns,” Brian is a third-generation winemaker and also an enthusiast for restoring hot-rod cars. All of his bottles depict original art from famous, local pin-stripe artists originally created for sports-car detailing.
The 2014 Kandy Red is a tantalizing blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Zinfandel, combining the brilliant fruit of both varietals with a distinctive boldness that revs up the taste buds for a virtual buffet of food choices. In line with the dynamic, fruit-forward nature of Paso Robles wines, Brian has developed quite a talent for softening and layering his wines so they are both approachable and tantalizing, even for a novice palate.
A “souped-up” blend of 50% Grenache and 50% Zinfandel.