From one of the cult Napa properties, I have only 12 bottles of this magical but affordable wine.
Realm is fashioned by a team of Juan Mercado, the owner, Scott Becker, director, and Benoit Tourquette its wine maker. This is an emerging star that will only keep excelling.
As Jed Dunnuck, writes “ The 2018 The Bard is beautiful and certainly in the same realm as the 2015 and 2016, both magical wines. This cuvee reveals a deep purple color followed by a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, blackberries, roasted coffee, spring flowers and violets. With incredible richness, no hard edges, and a blockbuster finish, this incredible wine offers serious opulence with no sensation of heaviness or weight.” The blend is 85% Cabernet sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 2% each of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah.
According to Robert Parker, “ It’s full-bodied, rich and plush in the mouth, it has loads of spice-spiked black fruit layers, lifted by just enough freshness, going long and mineral laced on the finish. The Realm 2018s have effortless, carefree purity about them, with all the bright, energetic, crunchy fruit that is characteristic of this cooler vintage. This is not to say these wines do not possess that decadent personality fans have come to love. On the contrary, there is a lot of impactful intensity with these 2018s. Yet they seem to bear a cheery skip in their step, which going to make you fall in love with them.”
Having only a few bottles, I can assure you they will go fast...
Get yours while you still can! If you would like more than what your store has in stock, please reach out to the store manager ASAP! No guarantees.