Realm Cellars

The Bard Red Wine

9.312 ratings
9.34 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
Roy Goble

So consistently good

So consistently good

Jan 20th, 2020
Al Shikoh

Doesn’t quite have the density or concentration of the ‘14 bottling. Blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. 14.6% ABV. $110.

Doesn’t quite have the density or concentration of the ‘14 bottling. Blend of 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 4% Petit Verdot. 14.6% ABV. $110.

Feb 6th, 2019
Carl Fischer

I know wine preferences are subjective, but I found this to be super disappointing. Perhaps my expectations were too high, perhaps it was an off bottle, maybe I opened it too soon, or perhaps Saturn wasn’t aligned with Venus - who knows - but I’ve had prior vintages that blew me away but not this one (which everyone seems to love?). Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, just not sing it from the mountain top good to me.

I know wine preferences are subjective, but I found this to be super disappointing. Perhaps my expectations were too high, perhaps it was an off bottle, maybe I opened it too soon, or perhaps Saturn wasn’t aligned with Venus - who knows - but I’ve had prior vintages that blew me away but not this one (which everyone seems to love?). Don’t get me wrong, it’s good, just not sing it from the mountain top good to me.

Sep 9th, 2018
Roy Goble

So good

So good

Jan 26th, 2018
Sunil Dhaliwal

Holiday pleasure

Holiday pleasure

Dec 25th, 2019
David Rubinoff

Wow.

Oct 27th, 2019
Raj Ahluwalia

Terrific!

Terrific!

Mar 17th, 2018
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Just picked up from FedEx on the way home tonight, couldn’t wait till tomorrow,
Pulled the cork on the 12,13 & 14 all off the truck so why break tradition, great nose.
Bigger than the 14 which was a disappointment compared to the 12 & 13.
This could easily pull a 96-99 from parker.
@David T you’re going to love this in 10 years when you try it, keep your review under 1,000 words please.
2014 was only a 95 pointer

Just picked up from FedEx on the way home tonight, couldn’t wait till tomorrow,
Pulled the cork on the 12,13 & 14 all off the truck so why break tradition, great nose.
Bigger than the 14 which was a disappointment compared to the 12 & 13.
This could easily pull a 96-99 from parker.
@David T you’re going to love this in 10 years when you try it, keep your review under 1,000 words please.
2014 was only a 95 pointer

Oct 20th, 2017
James Prusko

James had this 4 months ago

James had this 4 months ago

Oct 24th, 2019
Sandy Lieberman

Sandy had this 7 months ago

Sandy had this 7 months ago

Jul 15th, 2019