Napa Valley AVA

The Bard

THE BARD (2:55)   Video Published 3/3/2014

"This blessed plot, this earth, this realm..." Immortal lines from William Shakespeare’s King Richard II, the source of Realm’s – and this wine’s – name. We’ve made this Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated blend since 2003, our tribute to the great wines of Bordeaux’s Left Bank. We consider The Bard to be the quintessential wine of Realm: a dense, weighty and concentrated wine that year in and year out showcases the very best Cabernet Sauvignon of Napa Valley. Beckstoffer To Kalon and Dr. Crane, Blair Vineyard, Weitz Vineyard, Fortuna Vineyard and Beckstoffer Orchard have all found a place in The Bard. While the composition of the wine varies from year to year, Cabernet Sauvignon typically comprises over 70% of the blend, joined by lesser percentages of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and/or Petit Verdot.

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We release our Single Vineyard wines in the spring and our Proprietary Blend wines in the fall. There is currently a waiting list to receive an allocation and we estimate the wait time to be approximately one to two years. In the meantime, we invite you to sign up and visit us in the Stags Leap District where we set aside a small amount of wine to share with guests.

Our wines are also available in selected fine restaurants and retail locations.

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