Realm Cellars The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2013

9.547 ratings on Delectable
$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

Yianni Stoner Delectable Pro

A little stewed and oxidative.

A little stewed and oxidative.

9.0

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

Jake Rubash

Drinking really well

Drinking really well

9.3

E & K G

Dense, concentrated dark fruit with an elegant and fresh finish. What a vintage and sure to age very well. Beautiful with out smoked prime rib. #wheninamerica #drinkamerican

Dense, concentrated dark fruit with an elegant and fresh finish. What a vintage and sure to age very well. Beautiful with out smoked prime rib. #wheninamerica #drinkamerican

9.4