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"The 2021 is the largest and most complex blend we've ever made with dozens of components from vineyards across the realm of Napa Valley. This vintage includes new vineyard sources from Calistoga, Rutherford and Oak Knoll AVA, allowing us to broaden our painter’s palette. The Bard is generally more approachable in its youth than some of our single vineyard bottlings, but we expect it to age for many years to come. This is our first time using a technical cork for this wine, which should guarantee consistency and improve longevity.Blend: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, 1% Petite Sirah."  Notes from the Winemaker

Realm Cellars, "The Bard" Napa Valley Red Blend 2021

  • Vintage


  • Varietal

    Bordeaux-Style Red Blend (83% Cabernet Sauvignon/7% Merlot/6% Cabernet Franc/3% Petit Verdot/1% Petite Sirah)

  • Appellation

    Napa Valley, CA

  • Wine Profile

    "Deep garnet-purple colored, it shoots from the glass with vibrant notions of crushed black currants, red currant jelly, black raspberries, and pencil shavings, giving way to notes of lilacs, dark chocolate, and a waft of spearmint. The full-bodied palate is firm with ripe, fine-grained tannins and a lively backbone framing the tightly wound red, black, and blue fruit flavors, finishing with great length and a real skip in its step."  The Wine Independent 

  • Ratings

    97 Points - The Wine Independent

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