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 2018 is delicious. This newest release is comprised of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from Realm's estate vineyard in Stags Leap District, Blair Vineyard and Upper Range Vineyard in the eastern hills of Rutherford next to Pritchard Hill. It offers "classic red (cherry) and blue fruit with lifted aromatics that last and last. The wine is fresh, vibrant, intense, and particularly expressive for this early in its life with nice acidity and spinal backbone along with well-integrated tannins. With lengthy development on the palate the wine has a lovely, salivating finish." - Benoit Touquette, winemaker.