2019 REALM 'Farella Estate' Bordeaux Blend Coombsville, Napa Valley
Winemaker Notes: The core of Realm’s Farella Cabernet comes from a high point in the vineyard, a block referred to as “"rockpile" because of the preponderance of stone and gravel in the soil. This block consistently shows a mix of red and black fruits with spice and mineral overtones.
Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "Realm took over the management of Farella vineyard in 2018. Since then, winemaker Benoit Touquette explained their focus has been to open out the canopy, creating better exposure for the fruit, aiming to achieve riper tannins. A blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and a powerful, expressive nose of baked plums, juicy blackberries and blackcurrant pastilles, plus touches of black olives, lavender and cinnamon stick, with a waft of fragrant earth. The full-bodied palate is seriously dense and muscular, featuring a rock-solid foundation of super ripe, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with epic length and energy. A spectacular showing for Farella! Rating: 98+"
|Country||USA - California|
|Grape Varietals||Bordeaux Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon|