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2013 Realm Houyi Vineyard Red

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Latest Sale Price

July 11, 2021 - $185

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RATINGS

96Robert M. Parker Jr.

... brilliant. Its blueberry and blackberry fruit are obvious, and the wine also shows some violets along with charcoal and some subtle background oak. The fruit is sweet, the tannins velvety, and the wine voluptuous...

95Vinous / IWC

... boasts remarkable textural finesse, unctuousness and exceptional balance... Rose petal, cinnamon and sweet red fleshed fruits add lift to the precise, sculpted finish. Above all else, the Houyi speaks to texture...

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena

St. Helena AVA is at the northern end of Napa Valley just north of Rutherford and south of Calistoga. It is a relatively warm climate thanks to the Mayacamas Mountains on its western edge, which protect it from Pacific Ocean fog. Out of the 9,000 acres in the appellation, some 1,500 are under vine. The principal grapes grown in St. Helena are the Bordeaux grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. St. Helena is considered prime wine producing territory, and it was one of the first important wine producing regions in northern California. The legendary Charles Krug founded his winery just north of the town of St. Helena in 1873, and today the appellation is home to many prestigious producers, including Abreu, Grace Family and Spottswoode.

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