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2014 Realm "The Bard" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1290054 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark From another awesome vintage for Napa Valley, the 2014 The Bard is still youthful and lively, with a terrific core of blue fruits as well as notes of spring flowers, violets, cedar pencil, and tobacco. As with most 2014s, it has an understated sense of elegance while still carrying surprising concentration and depth. Full-bodied, flawlessly balanced, with great tannins, it's drinking beautifully today yet will evolve gracefully on its balance and purity for another two decades. Inner quote mark (8/2020)

97 points James Suckling

Outer quote mark The aromas of oysters and peaches combine beautifully with the blackberry and blackcurrant character. Black olives, too. Full-bodied, layered and very intense with chocolate, black fruit and an intense, savory finish. Best Bard ever. Inner quote mark (1/2017)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The wine shows exciting elegance, purity, a dense purple color, sweet black currant and blackberry fruit intermixed with licorice and charcoal. It is full-bodied, showing nice loamy forest floor notes. It also possesses a layered mouthfeel and terrific purity, texture and length. (RP) Inner quote mark (12/2016)

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