2018, Realm Cellars “The Bard”, Red Bordeaux Blend, Multi-Vineyard Blend, Napa Valley, California, 15.1% Alc, CTnr JS98, RP96
|Article number:||2018, Realm THE BARD, Red Blend|
96 POINTS Robert Parker
A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Petite Sirah, the 2018 The Bard comes from 12 different vineyard sources and is composed from 40 separate lots. Deep garnet-purple colored, it soars from the glass with notions of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and plum preserves, giving way to a a wave of clove oil, chocolate box, exotic spices and cracked black pepper. 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.