Ratings & Tasting Notes:
97 points James Suckling
Loads of blackberry and iodine aromas follow through to a full body and very tight tannins that are pointed and together. Really long and flavorful. Shows focus and beauty. Just a touch of chocolate and hazelnut at the finish. (1/2020)
96 points Jeb Dunnuck
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. (1/2020)
95 points Wine Advocate
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Estate-Moonracer is a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot. It comes exclusively from Realm’s Stags Leap estate. Deep garnet-purple colored, it strides confidently out of the glass with a profound nose of blackberry pie, boysenberries, crème de cassis and exotic spices plus lots of earthy undertones and a suggestions of iron ore. The full-bodied palate is jam-packed with black fruit preserves and minerally sparks, supported by firm, grainy tannins and tons of freshness, finishing long and savory. (LPB) (10/2020)
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.