25 California Wineries Every Wine-lover Should Know

Realm Cellars may be one of the youngest wineries on the list, but its age certainly has no impact on the quality of its wines. Owner Scott Becker saw the brand through bankruptcy, an early iteration as a virtual winery, and now an established spot in Napa’s prestigious Stags Leap District that’s been gaining traction. Despite all the early ups and downs, Realm now produces some of California’s finest wines, Wine-Searcher adds, and the brand is just getting started.

Realm Cellars seeks to balance the owners’ shared passions for science, innovation, artistry and emotion to create some of the best premium wines in the state. Its portfolio includes both single vineyards and proprietary blends, and in addition to its own vineyards, Realm partners with some of the best local producers and wineries to deliver experiential, collectible wines worthy of the cellars of the most discerning buyers. demanding.

Realm Cellars’ flagship wine, The Bard, whose current 2019 version retails for $160, received a 98-point rating from James Suckling and a 99-point rating from Jeb Dunnuck, Wine.com explains, and that’s a great introduction to the brand. This blend features the finest grapes from across Napa Valley and is a dark, velvety and complex wine that is both ready to drink and store.

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