Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.546 ratings
9.57 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
James Forsyth

Ribena.

Ribena.

Oct 24th, 2019
Shay A
9.5

Monthly WTF wine group meet up.

Potpourri, fresh squeezed blackberries, currant, and candied teriyaki. Plush on the palate, with more acidity than ‘14. Structure here seems more beefed up. I waited an hour or so to try, and it was very soft. Full fruit spectrum (red, blue and black). Muddled mulberry with a flavor punch finish. Thanks for opening
@Weston Eidson .

Monthly WTF wine group meet up.

Potpourri, fresh squeezed blackberries, currant, and candied teriyaki. Plush on the palate, with more acidity than ‘14. Structure here seems more beefed up. I waited an hour or so to try, and it was very soft. Full fruit spectrum (red, blue and black). Muddled mulberry with a flavor punch finish. Thanks for opening
@Weston Eidson .

Dec 12th, 2018
Matt Duncan

Dark core, sweet oak with surprisingly soft oak. Interesting freshness with time in the glass.

Dark core, sweet oak with surprisingly soft oak. Interesting freshness with time in the glass.

Mar 22nd, 2018
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

9.5

On the nose; ripe, ruby, floral; blackberries, blueberries dark cherries, black raspberries, caramel, mocha, vanilla, loamy soils, fresh, red florals and violets. The body is thick & full. Tannins are round and velvety. The fruit gorgeous and creamy in style. Dark currants; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, raspberries. Mocha, medium intensity baking spices, cinnamon, vanilla, milk chocolate, loamy dry souls, violets, fresh red florals, beautiful round acidity. the structure length, tension are well executed well a balance polished finish. Photos of; the entrance to the Winery with a press on east side, Layered soil structure of their Dr. Crane Vineyard and the immaculate barrel room.

On the nose; ripe, ruby, floral; blackberries, blueberries dark cherries, black raspberries, caramel, mocha, vanilla, loamy soils, fresh, red florals and violets. The body is thick & full. Tannins are round and velvety. The fruit gorgeous and creamy in style. Dark currants; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, blueberries, raspberries. Mocha, medium intensity baking spices, cinnamon, vanilla, milk chocolate, loamy dry souls, violets, fresh red florals, beautiful round acidity. the structure length, tension are well executed well a balance polished finish. Photos of; the entrance to the Winery with a press on east side, Layered soil structure of their Dr. Crane Vineyard and the immaculate barrel room.

Feb 17th, 2018
Roy Goble

Really a joy to taste the unreleased 2015 Moonracer. But dang my head hurts now....

Really a joy to taste the unreleased 2015 Moonracer. But dang my head hurts now....

Dec 4th, 2017
Roy Goble

Had this just released 2015 about a week ago but wanted to taste again to see if it’s as good as I first thought. Yep, it is!

Had this just released 2015 about a week ago but wanted to taste again to see if it’s as good as I first thought. Yep, it is!

Oct 20th, 2017
Roy Goble

Oh my Lord....

Oh my Lord....

Oct 13th, 2017
Eric LaMasters

Wow, this was just really fantastic. Terrific fruit supported by notes of leather and pipe tobacco. Exceptionally well balanced on the palate.

Wow, this was just really fantastic. Terrific fruit supported by notes of leather and pipe tobacco. Exceptionally well balanced on the palate.

1 person found it helpfulDec 10th, 2017
Gunja Gargeshwari

Fantastic! Second only to the Realm Phoenix but by a hairs margin!

Fantastic! Second only to the Realm Phoenix but by a hairs margin!

Oct 27th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

Such a delicious wine! Just makes me very happy!

Such a delicious wine! Just makes me very happy!

Feb 27th, 2019