Realm Cellars The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

$399

The perfect 2013 The Bard is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, coming from four vineyards that Realm uses consistently -- B Weitz, Houyi, Blair and of course, the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane in St. Helena. There are 950 cases of this extraordinary wine, which has it all. Notes of graphite, blackberries, roasted espresso and chocolate are followed by a wine of enormous, massive extraction, richness and intensity, but no hard edges. This seamless work of vinous haute couture is staggeringly rich, very long, but not the least bit heavy or overbearing. This is a killer effort that's already showing enormous complexity but should age effortlessly for 15 or more years. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

David L Delectable Pro

13’ Realm Bard. The nose sell it (per usual)Very enjoyable. Just so hard after enjoying so many 2012’s, which to me is that much more memorable. -at Bali Steak & Seafood Waikiki, Hawaii

13’ Realm Bard. The nose sell it (per usual)Very enjoyable. Just so hard after enjoying so many 2012’s, which to me is that much more memorable. -at Bali Steak & Seafood Waikiki, Hawaii

9.2

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

Bright fruit, gravitas and sultry, opulent, lusty vibes.

Bright fruit, gravitas and sultry, opulent, lusty vibes.

9.5

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

A little stewed and oxidative.

A little stewed and oxidative.

9.0

Greg Ballington Delectable Pro

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

Have to spoil @India Okoh for your celebration dinner. Stunning wine! Deep and dark ruby red and purplish hues. Thick and dark nose, a bit of bark with tons of dark berries, cinnamon, even a bit of herbs and baking spices. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Can feel a touch of heat, with layers of cinnamon, vanilla, spiced herbs and black berries. Absolutely delicious. Extracted and voluptuous. Excellent work. This will only get better over time, will wait another 5 years at least for the last bottle. Drink till 2030.

Have to spoil @India Okoh for your celebration dinner. Stunning wine! Deep and dark ruby red and purplish hues. Thick and dark nose, a bit of bark with tons of dark berries, cinnamon, even a bit of herbs and baking spices. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Can feel a touch of heat, with layers of cinnamon, vanilla, spiced herbs and black berries. Absolutely delicious. Extracted and voluptuous. Excellent work. This will only get better over time, will wait another 5 years at least for the last bottle. Drink till 2030.

9.8

Jeff Sidwell Delectable Pro

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Dense, mocha and scorched earth and a long finish

Dense, mocha and scorched earth and a long finish

leon egozi

Realm night at the 305. They are all just great. Even the Bard kept up with the big boys

Realm night at the 305. They are all just great. Even the Bard kept up with the big boys

9.5

David Rubinoff

“This blessed plot....” Happy anniversary to us.

“This blessed plot....” Happy anniversary to us.

9.4

Eric LaMasters

So good!

So good!

9.7

Bryan Lazorik

One of my favs!

One of my favs!

9.5

Jwa-Min Nam

Awesome in everyway...

Awesome in everyway...

9.6

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