Realm Cellars The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2018

$149.99

98 points                                                              Fantastic new Bordeaux Blend from cult producer Realm Cellars. Extremely limited. 98 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 The Bard is beautiful and certainly in the same realm as the 2015 and 2016, both magical wines. This cuvée 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. It's beautifully done and already complex and nuanced. It will evolve for at least 15+ years. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 2% each of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah." 98 Points Antonio Galloni(Vinous): "The 2018 The Bard is fabulous and also one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Realm. Vertical structure, power and explosive energy infuse the 2018 with tremendous character. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, leather, licorice and lavender are some of the many notes that run through the 2018. This is the first vintage that includes a dollop of Petite Sirah from Bourn. It is also the first vintage in which a portion of the wine was aged in concrete eggs, which seems to add tension and a palpable sense of vibrancy. The Bard is a blend of 40 different lots, everything from Calistoga to Coombsville, a marriage of elements that works so well. Although none of these wines could be referred to as inexpensive, The Bard is a tremendous relative value within the context of high-end Napa Valley. I loved it. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot and 2% Petite Sirah."

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Ron R Delectable Pro

So many peeps enjoyed the visual of our cellar, thought I’d give you the side shot. Coming direct from the winery, this Bard is so consistent with prior vintages, and the presentation is rock solid. So much depth on the nose and palate. 2012 vintage is still primo, but this vintage is knocking at the door and wants to join the party.

So many peeps enjoyed the visual of our cellar, thought I’d give you the side shot. Coming direct from the winery, this Bard is so consistent with prior vintages, and the presentation is rock solid. So much depth on the nose and palate. 2012 vintage is still primo, but this vintage is knocking at the door and wants to join the party.

9.5

Roy Goble Delectable Pro

The 18’s arrived so we uncorked The Bard. Simply delicious.

The 18’s arrived so we uncorked The Bard. Simply delicious.

9.6

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.