Realm Cellars

La Fe Rosé Blend

9.312 ratings
9.32 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Rosé Blend
Potato, Sweet Potato, Yuca, Taro, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Hard Cheese, Soft Cheese, Turkey, Pork, Herbs, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Nuts & Seeds, Tomato-Based, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, Baking Spices, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Quinoa, Sweet Potato, Shellfish
Top Notes For
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.

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.

Jun 15th, 2021
Roy Goble

Appreciate the folks at Realm sending this so we’d have it for Mother’s Day.

Appreciate the folks at Realm sending this so we’d have it for Mother’s Day.

May 9th, 2021
Nathan Renfro

Beautiful light salmon color, slightly rose. Floral on the notes. Apricot, cantaloupe, honeydew fruit. Not much citrus or acidity. Smooth.

Beautiful light salmon color, slightly rose. Floral on the notes. Apricot, cantaloupe, honeydew fruit. Not much citrus or acidity. Smooth.

Jun 22nd, 2021
Norman Gennaro

Solid.

Solid.

Jun 20th, 2021
Joe Flo

As good as any Province Rose.

As good as any Province Rose.

Jun 10th, 2021
Jeff Orlowski

Outstanding Rosé! Lovely pale salmon color, floral nose. Medium body, dry, mild acidity. Floral, peach, and apricot notes. Very Provençal.

Outstanding Rosé! Lovely pale salmon color, floral nose. Medium body, dry, mild acidity. Floral, peach, and apricot notes. Very Provençal.

May 28th, 2021
Rick Wolfen

Rick had this 11 days ago

Rick had this 11 days ago

Jul 18th, 2021
KA
9.4

KA had this a month ago

KA had this a month ago

Jun 14th, 2021
Erik Barner

Erik had this 2 months ago

Erik had this 2 months ago

Jun 12th, 2021
David B

David had this 2 months ago

David had this 2 months ago

Jun 10th, 2021