Tempest was Realm’s first Proprietary Red that was produced since their inaugural 2002 winery vintage and so we have a fondness for this Red and the 2017 is as good as the 2016 vintage. Comprised of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, this newly released Red comes from Realm’s Stags Leap District Estate vineyard along with Beckstoffer Orchard Vineyard and the famed Fortuna Vineyard. It is a juicy, vibrant Red offering red and blue fruit with “pronounced strawberry aromas. There’s a beautiful acidity that matches the fruit and makes the wine pop. At the same time the wine is silky with a velvety backbone and weight on the back palate”.