The 2012 Proprietary Red Blend The Tempest (55% Merlot from the Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard, 22% Cabernet Franc from the Kenefick Vineyard, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon from Farella Vineyard and 5% Petit Verdot from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard) possesses a complex bouquet of licorice, barbecue smoke, incense, blueberries and black cherries infused with mocha and a whiff of freshly brewed coffee. With a beautiful texture, superb intensity, and an opulent, full-bodied style, it is a dramatic and ostentatious 2012 to drink over the next decade or more.
Realm Cellars was founded in 2002 by sourcing fruit from some of the most distinct vineyards in Napa Valley, including To Kalon, Dr. Crane and Farella. Realm purchased land in the Stags Leap District in 2015 and introduced its first Estate wine called Moonracer. The portfolio also consists of proprietary blends based on specific varietals -- The Tempest is a Merlot blend, Falstaff is a Cabernet Franc blend, and The Bard is the signature Cabernet Sauvignon blend from vineyards throughout Napa Valley. With several 100-point scores in recent years, Realm Cellars is quickly becoming a Napa Valley cult producer. Wines are stylistically plush with plenty of fruit, very approachable in their youth, and perfect for the cellars of aficionados.
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