Realm Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Farella Vineyard 2009
"The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Farella Vineyard comes across as not full formed. It shows plenty of fruit, but less of the nuances that defines the very finest wines in the line up. Spices, dark red fruit, flowers and licorice wrap around the plush finish. This is an excellent choice for drinking over the near-term, even if the 100% new oak remains a bit prominent...91" AG, The Wine Advocate 12/11 "(100% cabernet sauvignon, from a cool Coombsville site): Medium ruby-red. Currant, black cherry, espresso and chocolatey oak on the nose. Plush, sweet and easygoing, with a pliant texture to the flavors of currant, licorice and graphite. Balanced to give early pleasure but the wine's dusty building tannins and chocolatey persistence suggest that it will gain in complexity with some time in bottle...91" IWC 06/12 "Similar to the 2008, this wine exhibits aromas of black current, black cherry, liquorice and Asian spices. The mouthfeel is silky with wonderful acidity and ripe tannins. This wine should prove to be age-worthy in a manner similar to our Beckstoffer To Kalon bottling..." Winemakers notes
Realm Cellars produced five wines from the 2006 vintage – two blends (The Bard, The Tempest) and three single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon wines (Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, Farella, Beckstoffer To Kalon). All of these wines were bottled unfined and unfiltered in June 2008. We will be pouring all of these wines, along with some older vintages, at our release parties in SF, NYC, LA and Houston.