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Realm Moonracer 2017 750ml

Realm Moonracer 2017

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The Cabernet Sauvignon-based wine is composed of the finest lots from the vineyard. Winemaker Benoit Touquette has a lot to choose from, as the site, with its multiple blocks, elevations, facings and diverse soils, has character in spades. Moonracer bears the unmistakable mark of this stimulating vineyard, as well as the Stags Leap District. Strong, powerful, yet elegant, with refined tannins and plenty of depth. What Benoit calls "intellectual." "It's a wine that will appeal to both international and American palates. It walks the line, combining characteristics typical of northern and southern Napa Valley. It's got plenty of fruit but also layered flavors, depth and complexity."
Jeb Dunnuck
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Lastly, the 2017 Moonracer comes from the estate in Stags Leap and includes small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. With a terrific sense of minerality as well as chocolaty dark fruits, tobacco, and spring flowers, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, outstanding balance, ultra-fine tannins, and a dense, concentrated, ageworthy vibe. Give bottles a solid 4-5 years of bottle age and it's going to drink brilliantly for 20 years or more.

January 31, 2020
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The Cabernet Sauvignon Moonracer Realm Estate is another impressive 2017 from Realm. Inky red cherry, plum jam, wild flowers, spice, new oak and tobacco all race out of the glass, with sweet floral notes that add lift and energy with time in the glass.

Antonio Galloni, January 2020

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