Realm Cellars

The Tempest Napa Valley Red Blend

9.324 ratings
9.52 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, 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, Onion
Top Notes For
Al Shikoh

inky purple; cassis, plum, baking chocolate, vanilla, menthol; plush, round, dark fruit, very long; full bodied, lovely textured tannins, 14.6% ABV; blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon this year which is heavier on the Merlot than in the past; beautiful with a fatty ribeye, crafted for immediate drinking pleasure, up there with my favorite Cali Merlots Pride and Duckhorn

inky purple; cassis, plum, baking chocolate, vanilla, menthol; plush, round, dark fruit, very long; full bodied, lovely textured tannins, 14.6% ABV; blend of 95% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon this year which is heavier on the Merlot than in the past; beautiful with a fatty ribeye, crafted for immediate drinking pleasure, up there with my favorite Cali Merlots Pride and Duckhorn

Aug 15th, 2019
E & K G

Needed an hour decant to settle down. Silky tannins, ripe red fruit and some spice that finish off with some light tobacco notes. Never had a bad bottle from Realm!

Needed an hour decant to settle down. Silky tannins, ripe red fruit and some spice that finish off with some light tobacco notes. Never had a bad bottle from Realm!

Oct 25th, 2019
Eric LaMasters

👍

Oct 1st, 2019
Norman Gennaro

Was expecting more to be honest.

Was expecting more to be honest.

Apr 29th, 2019
Brandon Thurber

Stellar! Had to break this open in advance of next week’s offering.

Stellar! Had to break this open in advance of next week’s offering.

Aug 29th, 2018
John Blackmon

Silky smooth. Red fruit, graphite, and fresh cedar. A touch thinner than past vintages and the alcohol was more noticeable. Nice nonetheless.

Silky smooth. Red fruit, graphite, and fresh cedar. A touch thinner than past vintages and the alcohol was more noticeable. Nice nonetheless.

Jul 10th, 2018
Josh Abramson

Exceptional

Exceptional

May 7th, 2018
Carlos Perez-Abreu

Just because...nailed it again Mercado!!

Just because...nailed it again Mercado!!

Mar 25th, 2018
Rob Mayes

Impeccable balance right off the bat. Floral. Cocoa. Silk. Chocolate covered sweet orange rind.

Impeccable balance right off the bat. Floral. Cocoa. Silk. Chocolate covered sweet orange rind.

Feb 2nd, 2018
Raul Puga

Yuuuuuummmmmy

Yuuuuuummmmmy

Jan 20th, 2018