Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.559 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Yianni Stoner

A little stewed and oxidative.

A little stewed and oxidative.

May 29th, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.8

Have to spoil @India Okoh for your celebration dinner. Stunning wine!

Deep and dark ruby red and purplish hues. Thick and dark nose, a bit of bark with tons of dark berries, cinnamon, even a bit of herbs and baking spices. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Can feel a touch of heat, with layers of cinnamon, vanilla, spiced herbs and black berries. Absolutely delicious. Extracted and voluptuous. Excellent work. This will only get better over time, will wait another 5 years at least for the last bottle. Drink till 2030.

Have to spoil @India Okoh for your celebration dinner. Stunning wine!

Deep and dark ruby red and purplish hues. Thick and dark nose, a bit of bark with tons of dark berries, cinnamon, even a bit of herbs and baking spices. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Can feel a touch of heat, with layers of cinnamon, vanilla, spiced herbs and black berries. Absolutely delicious. Extracted and voluptuous. Excellent work. This will only get better over time, will wait another 5 years at least for the last bottle. Drink till 2030.

Mar 12th, 2017
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

Dense, mocha and scorched earth and a long finish

Dense, mocha and scorched earth and a long finish

Mar 5th, 2016
Eric LaMasters

So good!

So good!

Nov 4th, 2018
Bryan Lazorik

One of my favs!

One of my favs!

Oct 27th, 2018
Jwa-Min Nam

Awesome in everyway...

Awesome in everyway...

Jul 7th, 2018
Bill Bender

Bright fruit, gravitas and sultry, opulent, lusty vibes.

Bright fruit, gravitas and sultry, opulent, lusty vibes.

Apr 9th, 2018
Daniel Taub

@Benoit Touquette pure nectar of the gods. Kudos. Cheers

@Benoit Touquette pure nectar of the gods. Kudos. Cheers

Feb 1st, 2018
Sunil Dhaliwal

Wonderful fruit and tannin balance. Finish doesn't linger as long as 2012. Still a fave.

Wonderful fruit and tannin balance. Finish doesn't linger as long as 2012. Still a fave.

Dec 9th, 2017
Bret Barker

Oh $hit just got real. What a wine. Decanted 2 hours . Beautiful, well balanced , blackberries and chocolate. 100 rated but we didn't go that high but still excellent.

Oh $hit just got real. What a wine. Decanted 2 hours . Beautiful, well balanced , blackberries and chocolate. 100 rated but we didn't go that high but still excellent.

Oct 1st, 2017