2008 Realm The Bard Red Wine

Napa Valley
Retail Price: 85.00

Notes from the Winemaker: Comprised of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Merlot and 10% Petit Verdot. The Bard has always been our Cabernet-based blend and we seek to create the most satisfying, voluminous, and balanced blend possible using multiple vineyard sources. Without the boundaries inherent in vineyard-designation, we are able to be more diverse in our blending - and take it as a poetic exercise, honoring the Bard himself. Bottled unfined and unfiltered. 96 cases

"The 2005 The Bard exhibits chocolate espresso, mocha, black currants, lavender, and cedar characteristics, along with terrific stuffing and a layered mouthfeel. While it is not as complex as the previous two efforts, I may have caught it at a slightly more subdued stage as it is just as concentrated as those cuvees".

For optimal tasting, open this bottle one hour before serving, or decant.

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