Realm Rose La Fe 2020

$70.00

750ml

90 pts. Wine Advocate

22 in stock

SKU: 2069917202000750 Categories: ,

Description

Mostly Merlot with a bit of Cabernet Sauvignon. Realm Cellars produced their first vintage in 2002, but it was not until the current owner, Scott Becker, and winemaker, Benoit Touquette, rescued Realm from financial difficulties just 8 years ago, since then they have managed to execute their goals of producing some of the highest quality Napa wine available. Sheer quality and consistency have led to growing global recognition, which suggests that this Napa winery is on a fast track to emulate other luminaries such as Scarecrow, Harlan, and Screaming Eagle. This is the next cult winery. Along with their estate vineyards in the Stags Leap District, Realm Cellars sources fruit from a number of premium vineyards located within and around the Napa Valley including Dr. Crane, Farella, and To Kalon vineyards with the goal to always craft the highest quality wines from Napa. Realm harvested these grapes from their two Estate vineyards, Farella and Moonracer. Their aim was a lighter, fresher style of Rosé – gentle pressing, cooler fermentations, no wood impact. The result is a wine tailored perfectly for a variety of drinking occasions. See why Realm is one of the hottest names in Napa, with their pedigree and talent Realm will be a cult winery very, very soon.

Tasting Notes
The 2020 Rosé La Fe is a one-off wine, arising from the difficult position that Realm and almost all Napa Valley wineries had to confront with their 2020 crops. Of course, 2020 was the year of not just one but two significant fire episodes, rendering most grapes potentially affected by smoke taint. After considerable monitoring and careful consideration, Realm took the difficult decision not to bottle any 2020 wines for public release except this rosé, produced from an early harvest of Merlot coming from Farella vineyard in Coombsville.
- Lisa Perrotti-Brown

Additional information

Weight 4 lbs
Vintage

2020

Producer

Realm

Country

United States

Area

California

Region

North Coast

Appellation

Napa County

Varietal

Merlot

Style

Rosé