A big, beautiful wine in a big, beautiful bottle – what more could you ask for? Antonio Galloni called it “one of the very finest wines I have ever tasted from Realm,” and that’s saying quite a lot. This blend of 40 different lots (an impressive feat of endurance for master craftsmen Benoit Touquette and Scott Barber), has explosive energy, power, and tremendous character. 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah and 100% pure magic.
The 2018 The Bard is beautiful and certainly in the same realm as the 2015 and 2016, both magical wines. This cuvée reveals a deep purple color followed by a beautiful perfume of crème de cassis, blackberries, roasted coffee, spring flowers, and violets. With incredible richness, no hard edges, and a blockbuster finish, this incredible wine offers serious opulence with no sensation of heaviness or weight. It's beautifully done and already complex and nuanced. It will evolve for at least 15+ years. The blend is 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 2% each of Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah.