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The Fidelio Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Ron R
9.5

So exotic. Passion fruit explosion on the nose and palate. Layered and complex, which finishes with a hint of tartness. Laser-focused - a party in your mouth! — 19 days ago

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The Absurd Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2013

Mike R
9.7

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

David L
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Sharon B

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@Mike R happy anniversary!
Trixie

Trixie

Happy anniversary!💐
Mike R

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Thank you @Trixie and @Sharon B

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Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Farella- smoking good — 10 days ago

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Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

From the inaugural vintage of Realm, this is drinking incredibly well given that it’s nearly 19 years old. Great secondary aromatics, this wine is a great example of an older Napa cabernet. Wish I could afford the more recent vintages! — a month ago

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Shay A

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Wow, nice pull. Haven’t had any form the early ‘00s!
Jim McCusker

Jim McCusker

@Shay A, yeah, I’ve got quite a few from when they first started, including an original 3-pack of The Absurd from 2005. Gotta decide when to open that up…

Paolo Bea

Cerrete Sagrantino di Montefalco 2009

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

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The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Still a young puppy should only improve with more aging. — 25 days ago

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La Fe Rosé Blend 2020

Shay A
9.2

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

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I like Realm’s work but had to pass on their Rosé at $60. Too many really good Rosés on the market under $40 and many under $30.
TheSkip

TheSkip

Agree with @David T !

Division Winemaking Company

Inonde Willard Farms Chenin Blanc 2013

Weighty. A little too much fat but beautiful zippy fruits and a powerful nose that made me dive deep into the realm of this wine. — 2 months ago

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Napa Valley White Wine 2020

I have not had a better sauv blanc — 3 months ago

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Didn’t think they were even making any 20 except the Rose. Interesting information. Cheers
Sam Hara

Sam Hara

@David L It was in their spring release. No noticeable smoke damage. But I really love Fidelio so take that with a grain of salt.