Can’t afford to buy Realm anymore - their prices went through the roof right after their scores did the same a number of years ago - but as one of their original customers from the 2002 vintage I still have quite a few of the earlier vintages in my cellar. This 2009 Beckstoffer is absolutely fantastic. Classic Napa cabernet with great aromatics, great fruit along with some secondary flavors, and impeccable balance leading to a long, lingering finish. Just brilliant. — 12 days ago
Very aromatic, big juicy fruit and floral notes on the nose. This wine is so elegant, cassis, blueberry, graphite. Structure is perfect. Silky tannins. Long long finish. This wine is incredible. Houyi vineyard is one of my favorites in Napa. Decanted 2 hours. — 2 months ago
100% Mourvèdre, Chalone AVA
Super enjoyable and approachable, young and fruity, in the cranberry realm. Enjoy now, which I did, maybe additional notes later from another bottle :)
100% whole clusters and fermented 11 months in neutral 550 liter puncheons. 13.8% ABV
Great first varietal release! More, please!
Surprised and excited by this release. Had bounced the idea of a varietal Mourvèdre bottling some years ago. Unfortunately was outside of the scope and vision at the time. ... but here it is today, hooray!
— a month ago