Crafted by Clay Shannon at the Shannon Ridge Winery, his other labels Cross Springs, Urgency, and High Valley have been customer favorites for the past five years. A certified sustainable producer, Shannon Ridge is as dedicated to being stewards of their land as they are to producing top-quality wines at affordable prices. Their Kelsey Bench AVA Red Blend is sourced from vineyards at the Mayacamas foothills, 1600 feet in elevation, triggering thicker skins, higher tannins, and bolder wines. The perfect spot in California to grow Malbec, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Syrah, the mix of gravel, clay, and loam soils produce a wine of incredible richness, but also balance and refinement. Sold at the winery for $25 a bottle, if you're a fan of big, oaked reds, the Kelsey Bench will blow you away for $14.99!
"Complex with bold ripe flavors of blackberry, raspberry, cassis, black cherry, mocha and a hint of espresso. Well balanced and structured with a beautiful persistent finish. 25% Syrah, 16% Malbec, 15% Petit Verdot, 14% Cabernet Franc, 14% Tempranillo, 9% Merlot and 7% Touriga Nacional." The Wine Buyer, 92 Points