There is a reason why almost every Napa drinker has heard of Realm Cellars. Benoit Touquette, Winemaker at Realm, finds a way to produce some of the most hedonistic wines on the planet.
The collection below covers some of the greatest wines from Realm across the board. You have the extremely rare, The Absurd, which is "super-blend" of the very best they have to offer in that particular vintage. Scoring a RP100 in 2013, there was a mere 200 cases only made of Absurd!
"extravagantly rich, cascading palate that seems to be built like a skyscraper, but without one hard edge." - Robert Parker, 100
You will also find their offerings of Dr. Crane, Beckstoffer To Kalon, and The Bard. All of these wines are made from premium fruit across the Napa Valley. If you are looking for some of the best wines money can buy from Napa, you will need experience these below!
"This seamless work of vinous haute couture is staggeringly rich, very long, but not the least bit heavy or overbearing. This is a killer effort that's already showing enormous complexity" - Robert Parker, 100
2013 Realm Absurd
"Another perfect wine (but very limited in production at 200 cases) is the 2013 The Absurd, a blend of 17 components dominated by 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc. Winemaker Benoit Touquette told me that this wine is produced with no rules and no restrictions, and is considered their super-blend of the best they have in any given vintage. (I guess I would look stupid if I didn't give it 100 points, given the fact that two other Realm wines already hit that maximum score.) There is something different in this wine, with an opaque purple color for sure, but then there's the cassis, the blackberries, the roasted meats, some spicy pepper, and then an extravagantly rich, cascading palate that seems to be built like a skyscraper, but without one hard edge. This is a seriously endowed, super-rich, incredibly well-balanced wine that should drink well for 25 or more years." - Robert Parker, 100
2013 Realm Dr. Crane
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is another perfect wine. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot (400 cases produced) aged in 100% new French oak, this gravelly site produced a wine with notes of wet pebbles, Haut Brion-like scorched earth and volcanic notes, some smoke, dark chocolate, forest floor, and massive amounts of blueberry and blackberry fruit. A wine of great intensity, depth and richness, if somehow Bordeaux's Haut Brion were injected with steroids, it might taste like this monumental effort from Napa. Bravo!" - Robert Parker, 100
2013 Realm The Bard
"The perfect 2013 The Bard is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Petit Verdot, coming from four vineyards that Realm uses consistently -- B Weitz, Houyi, Blair and of course, the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane in St. Helena. There are 950 cases of this extraordinary wine, which has it all. Notes of graphite, blackberries, roasted espresso and chocolate are followed by a wine of enormous, massive extraction, richness and intensity, but no hard edges. This seamless work of vinous haute couture is staggeringly rich, very long, but not the least bit heavy or overbearing!" - Robert Parker, 100