2013 Realm The Tempest

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 94 WA
  • 90 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 112321-2013-750-1A

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 90

    Combines richness with a core of structure, offering aromas of red currant and tomato leaf and layered flavors of cherry, black olive and spice. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2027. 500 cases made.
    Drink Dates: 2016-2027
    Author: Tim Fish
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    The 2013 Tempest is Realm's homage to Right Bank Bordeaux, as it is a blend of 86% Merlot and 14% Cabernet Sauvignon. Like Shakespeare's famous play, this is meant to be an in-your-face, boisterous, expressive and flamboyant wine. Most of the grapes tend to come from great vineyards such as Dr. Crane and others. The wine is lush and ripe, with a stunning nose of coffee beans, chocolate, black cherries, and blackberries. It is deep, heady, and enormously appealing in its opulence and sexiness. Drink it over the next 7-10 years.
    Drink Dates: 2015-2025
    Author: Robert Parker
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  • Realm Cellars' mission is to produce handcrafted Bordeaux varietals, in limited quantities, from the finest fruit available in Napa Valley.

    California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 66 bottles owned
    • 24 collectors