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2011 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
7/17/2021 - DGR Likes this wine:
94 points
Still drinking very well. Has several years left in the bottle.
Red
1/1/2021 - DGR Likes this wine:
95 points
Decanted for 2 1/2 hours. Peppery, smooth and fabulous. Paired well with homemade black eyed peas and ham.
Red
10/28/2020 - DGR Likes this wine:
91 points
Drank a 375mL bottle. I was concerned this vintage may have been past it's prime but was pleasantly surprised it showed very little signs of any deterioration. I suggest that if you have any bottles left you consider enjoying them in the next 1-2 years.
Red
10/13/2020 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking very well right now.
Red
2015 Realm Cellars The Absurd Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
6/22/2020 - DGR Likes this wine:
98 points
Decanted a magnum for a special celebration. Tasted when the bottle was opened and it was a bit tight. Poured 3 hours later and it was fabulous. Smooth and everything you might expect from this wine. It only got better and better as the evening progressed.
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Red
2011 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
5/16/2020 - DGR Likes this wine:
94 points
Drinking fabulously. If I didn’t know it’s vintage I never would have guessed it was a 2011.
White
1/13/2020 - DGR Likes this wine:
91 points
Brought out the last bottles for a party. Still drinking very well.
Red
11/7/2019 - DGR Likes this wine:
97 points
Decanted a magnum for 3 1/2 hours before a dinner party. Before dinner we shared 2 bottles of other great cabs. First dinner course was paired with Lail Georgia sauv blanc. When the second course of filet with mushroom sauce and root vegetables was served we poured the Farella. Oh my goodness how smooth it was and the decant really helped open it up. I have always really liked this wine and again it exceeded my recollection of how awesome it is. It put 2 other well respected cabs to shame! Drink now with a decant or hold and enjoy for many years to come.
Red
8/30/2019 - DGR Likes this wine:
90 points
Had another taste from a 375 ml bottle. It took a few minutes to open up but it was worth the wait. Not as bold as when it was younger but now has a distinct taste of raisin on the palate. Drinking exceptionally well for a 12 year old California can. Drink up in the next year or two if you are lucky enough to have the opportunity.
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Red
2/9/2019 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Still drinking well. Let it breathe a bit.
Red
1/29/2019 - DGR Likes this wine:
89 points
Drank from 375 ml bottle so likely more aged than if 750 ml. Notes of earth like an older Bourdeaux might have. First taste was like plum or perhaps prune juice but not in a bad way. After it opened up it was very enjoyable if you care for older Cali cab blends. Probably time to drink up if you have any to enjoy.
Red
9/22/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
96 points
Love this wine. Drinking beautifully!
Red
2006 Caldwell Proprietary Red Coombsville Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
9/15/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
So sorry this is my last bottle. Drinking fabulously!
Red
7/26/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking very well after a few minutes to breathe.
Red
5/11/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Needed to open up, but once it did after a few minutes it is drinking beautifully.
Red
4/7/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
96 points
Decanted a magnum for a special dinner. Paired wonderfully with our dish of homemade spinach pesto pasta topped with spicy venison sausage, tomato and pine nuts. Wish there was some of the bottle left to go with the leftovers. Savor this wine now and for several more years.
Red
3/23/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
94 points
Getting better with age. Drinking very well now.
Red
2/10/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Drink up....
Red
1/24/2018 - DGR Likes this wine:
96 points
Getting better with age. Drinking beautifully now.
Red
11/25/2017 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Pairs well with fried turkey and all the trimmings.
Red
8/10/2017 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Popped and poured after a long Thursday at work with a colleague. Have not had this vintage in 2-3 years and will say that it is definitely getting better with age. Enjoy now or hold. Either way I suspect you'll enjoy it.
Red
7/23/2017 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Drinking beautifully now.
Red
2011 Realm Cellars The Bard Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend (view label images)
3/27/2017 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Getting better with age.
Red
11/27/2016 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
One year later, this wine is only getting better...
Red
2012 Arietta Variation One Napa Valley Syrah Blend, Syrah (view label images)
8/31/2016 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Notes of black cherry, bold, drinking very well.
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Red
8/15/2016 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Still young but could not resist a taste. Looking forward to this wine aging!
Red
5/30/2016 - DGR Likes this wine:
94 points
A bit young, but delightful. Maraschino cherries. Very smooth.
White - Sparkling
3/15/2016 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Paired fabulously with Eggs Benedict.
Red
12/5/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Still drinking wonderfully.
White
11/30/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
90 points
Perhaps past it's prime, but we opened a bottle at Thanksgiving to give it a try. Dark color, flavors of caramel and raisin gave it an interesting yet delightful mouth feel. If you have any left, I suggest you hurry, but you might not be disappointed!
Red
11/30/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
91 points
Paired beautifully with our Thanksgiving fried turkey.
Red
11/30/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
92 points
Paired wonderfully with our Thanksgiving fried turkey.
Red
11/28/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
90 points
Very interesting wine. Looking forward to seeing how it ages.
Red
9/5/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
96 points
Farella is one of my favorite Realm wines. The 2012 is by far the best vintage of Farella I have had the pleasure to thoroughly enjoy!
White
8/23/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Crisp, clean, citrus. Paired fabulously with salad.
Red
8/19/2015 - DGR wrote:
91 points
Popped and poured from a 375 ml bottle. Drinking very well...
Red
7/19/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
93 points
Getting better with age...
Red
3/24/2015 - DGR Likes this wine:
91 points
Drinking beautifully right now. Blackberries, a bit of oak, very smooth with a nice finish. It needed to open up a bit, but after 15 minutes - magnificent!
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