Brian Benson Rapid Roy 2013 | Revolutionary California Rhone Sensation
Brian Benson Rapid Roy 2013 presents a deep purple in color. While aromatically rich, featuring black and red plums, blackberry jam, and sweet spice from the oak. Supple tannins provide a sublime, silky texture, with notes of rhubarb, dried herbs, plums, blackberries and toasty oak on the palate. Long on the finish. Drink now through 2022.
91WA | Made from 62% Primitivo, 29% Syrah, and 9% Mourvedre, the sexy, spice-filled Brian Benson Rapid Roy 2013 gives up tons of incense, plums, black raspberries and cedary spice characteristics in its fleshy, medium-bodied, silky, charming style. Possessing moderate acidity, fine tannin and a great finish, enjoy this sexy little charmer over the coming 5-7 years.
91 Vinous | Brian Benson Rapid Roy 2013 shows bright violet. While ripe cherry, dark berry, and floral pastille scents are lifted and sharpened by suggestions of dark pepper and smoky minerals. Yet, spicy and focused on the palate, offering juicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become deeper and sweeter with air. Rich yet lively, delivering solid closing punch and supple tannins that add shape and grip.
91WE | Dense blueberry and black-cherry aromas mix with black pepper, lavender, and violets on the nose. While Brian Benson Rapid Roy 2013 blends 62% Primitivo, 29% Syrah and 9% Mourvèdre. The palate is a bit reserved but offers blackberry, pepper, dried fennel, bay leaf, and thyme flavors.
Winemaker Brian Benson
So, having got into the business hanging out in his grandparent’s vineyard and later his father’s winery. As a result, Brian started to learn about the winemaking process and business before he was out of elementary school
So, in 2005, Brian moved his operation to Denner Vineyards, a new state-of-the-art gravity winery. While the time he spent at Denner Vineyards “he jokes were his college years. There learning a lot making wine alongside some phenomenal winemakers in the area.
Of course, owner/winemaker, Brian Benson runs Brian Benson Cellars. And now with help from his lovely wife and son, Christina and Brayden
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||Rich yet lively, delivering solid closing punch and supple tannins that add shape and grip.|
|Why now?||It's available | Get to know Brian Benson Wines|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||91WA | 91Vinous | 91WE|
|What is it?||Red Wine from Paso Robles|
|What’s in it?||62% Primitivo, 29% Syrah and 9% Mourvedre | 15.5%|
|When to drink?||now thru 2022+|
|Pair with:||Red & White Meat, Cheese|
|Drink with:||Red Rhone Fans|
|Occasion||Mellow dinner with close friends|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 15 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+ includes free shipping|