2019 Realm The Bard
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (81%); Merlot (14%); Petit Verdot (5%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 97 (RP); 99 (JD); 98 (JS)
" The 2019 The Bard is another dense, rich, powerful wine from this team that readers are going to absolutely love. Coming from throughout the valley (it’s always a great representation of the vintage), it offers up a brilliant nose of crème de cassis, ripe plums, graphite, scorched earth, and chocolate. About as seamless as they come on the palate, it’s full-bodied and has a thrilling texture, building tannins, and a gorgeous finish. It’s one of those wines where I feel like I’m overusing adjectives, but it’s warranted."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 12/21