I am about post a few wines from yesterday and the day was more than memorable- first off it is my 30th anniversary and spent it with a great friend of mi e @David L at Berns in Tampa - what an amazing wine
The structure of this wine is crazy off the hook great - ant any other or every night this would be WOTN but…. What for it and look what we post next and next and next
Balance is beautiful- nose was mind blowing -complexities galore - drink the 14 and wait 2 to 5 years plus to drink the 13 — 2 months ago
Oh…wow…it was my brother-in-law’s birthday and he asked the local Rosenthal distributor for a recommendation on what to buy (and drink) to celebrate. This was their recommendation! And while I applaud their impeccable taste, I wish this had been thrown into a decanter the day before! My first experience with Bea’s “Cerrete”. Popped and poured; consumed far too quickly (within 90 minutes). The wine pours a deep garnet. This wine is high intensity with some noticeable VA. It smells like a wine from the Woodland realm, with rich dark fruit, wood, blue and purple flowers, exotic spices, and balsamic notes. On the palate, ripe dark fruit mixed with tart cherries and baking spices. Substantial structure; high tannin and super dry with high acid. The finish was impossibly long. The only unfortunate thing about the experience was it was cut way too short as I feel the best was yet to come if we had decanted. Never the less, it was a remarkable, rustic wine that I hope to have another experience with in the future. Bottle number 1815 of 3993. — a month ago
Easy to trust Realm’s offerings as quality is always at a premium. I have to admit, my brain had a hard time connecting this type of rosé with Realm (based on their typical style).
My comment above isn’t meant to be good or bad, it’s just amazing that this Provençal type rosé could come from a bigger/powerful style Napa producer like Realm. Kudos to Benoit for knowing what he was going for and being able to create something (a beautiful rosé) from almost nothing (the extremely uneven 2020 vintage). I don’t think I could have called this rosé of merlot if I didn’t know beforehand. To me, this was a blend of high end Provençal rosé with Cayuse’s Edith rosé. Extremely pale salmon color in the glass with aromas of cantaloupe, white peach, faint dragon fruit and an herbal/mineral stony character. The palate here has nice gravitas and a surprising bite at the finish. Strawberry cream-lite, underripe kiwi and some nectarine on the finish. Much more enjoyable at cellar temp compared to being too cold. Don’t think this is one to hold, so enjoy now. — 2 months ago