Realm Tempest

Realm Cellars Tempest Napa Red 2018

$149.99


Product Details
  • Item Code: WN20071603
  • Varietal: Other Blend
  • Bottle Size: 750ml


Ratings and Awards


  • 96 James Suckling

About this product


Beautiful blueberries and violets with tar and spice. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a delicious finish. Complex flavors of blackberries and flowers at the finish. So delicious. Merlot with cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc. Drink or hold. -JS

The Tempest  a famous play, a violent storm, and the name of our Merlot-based blend, fashioned after the great wines of Pomerol in Bordeaux. The Tempest was the first proprietary wine Realm released, so named for the Âperfect storm of three grape varietals that became available at the same time, from the same vineyard, in 2002 -- the year of our tumultuous beginning. Though our equipment was borrowed and the winery we occupied unfinished, our grapes were sound that year  beautiful in fact  and the resulting wine reflected a fierce determination to brave the storm. The Tempest is still made with beautiful grapes, from vineyards such as Beckstoffer Orchard and Dr. Crane, as well as Blair Vineyard in Calistoga. Predominantly Merlot, with lesser amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot depending on vintage, The Tempest is a roiling cauldron of lush, bright, red fruit  a wine that shows what Merlot can be in the right hands, from the right vineyards. Winery Notes