Realm'Bard' Red 2019
Like their other 2019 Reds, this newest vintage of Realm ‘Bard’ Red is great. Bard is a good representation of the style of Realm that we have to come to love. Made by Benoit Touquette, the 2019 is comprised of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot. It comes from grand cru grower vineyards including Beckstoffer Dr. Crane in St. Helena, Realm Stags Leap District Estate called Moonracer, Houyi on Pritchard Hill and Larkmead. "Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose bursts with bold notions of blackcurrant pastilles, wild blueberries and chocolate-covered cherries, plus suggestions of violets, star anise and unsmoked cigars. The full-bodied palate is chock-full of bright, crunchy black and blue fruits, framed by very fine-grained tannins and beautiful freshness, finishing with lots of floral and exotic spice layers. This 2019 is particularly spectacular, drinking beautifully now and yet has the stuffing to cellar beautifully for 20 years+.” 97 Points, Robert Parker Wine Advocate.
- AppellationNapa Valley