realm cellars, the bard, napa valley 2015
JAMES SUCKLING
95
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

2015 realm cellars, the bard, napa valley

Why We're Buying

The Bard is another tribute to Shakespeare and the classic wines of Bordeaux. This red blend pays homage to the Left Bank, with its density, weight, and unmistakable concentration. Realm Cellars uses five grapes from its Napa Valley vineyards, though cabernet sauvignon dominants the cuvée at 70%.

Critics Scores

JAMES SUCKLING
95

James Suckling

Amazing aromas of blackcurrants and black licorice with blue fruit. Hints of burnt orange peel. Full-bodied, very tight and refined on the palate. Tight and beautiful. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc.

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Blended of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 4% Petit Verdot, the 2015 The Bard offers up a very deep garnet-purple color and highly perfumed scents of violets, dried Provence herbs, lavender and tapenade over a core of cassis and blackberry preserves. Full-bodied and loaded with perfumed black fruit layers, it has a solid frame of rounded, plush-textured tannins and a provocatively earthy finish.