A blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah. The Bard is a dense, weighty, and concentrated wine that year in and year out showcases the most dynamic expression of Napa Valley. This Cabernet Sauvignon based proprietary blend celebrates the art and precision of meticulous blending, combining grapes from impeccable growing sites with the judicious oversight of the human hand and palate. A wine that punches far above its weight. Beckstoffer To Kalon and Dr. Crane, Houyi Vineyard, Blair Vineyard, Weitz Vineyard, Fortuna Vineyard, Beckstoffer Orchard, and Realm’s Stags Leap Estate Vineyard have all found a place in various vintages of The Bard. With vineyards spanning from Calistoga to Coombsville, from the Mayacamas Mountains to the Vaca Range, The Bard is unparalleled, not only in its fruit sources but in the way it’s put together and how it sits both in the glass and on the palate. Red, blue and black fruit jumps out of the glass; the black fruit may be more dominant and hedonistic yet the wine shows brightness and finesse. This is a sensual, rich, juicy wine, with spiciness and a savory umami quality that leaves you wanting more.
Realm Cellars the Bard Red 750ml