Realm The Absurd 2015 1.5L - Station Plaza Wine
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Realm The Absurd 2015 1.5L
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Realm The Absurd 2015

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The Absurd stems from a simple yet fantastically complex proposition: it's the very best wine that Realm Cellars produces. It began in 2005, a big, gorgeous vintage that gave us an abundance of glorious fruit. With no rules, no restrictions, we created what we called the super blend, the best of the best. In 2005, it so happened that the blend was 38% Petit Verdot. We thought that was kind of absurd. The name stuck, though the meaning has morphed into a wine that is 'absurdly good.' We only make The Absurd in certain years, when there is enough fruit to make this small blend without impacting the other Realm wines. The Absurd could be one varietal, it could be five. It could come from one vineyard lot, it could come from a dozen. Each time we make The Absurd we start with a blank canvas. Our sole guideline is our palate. Our sole aim is the best Napa Valley wine of the vintage.
Wine Advocate
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Composed of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot and 6% Cabernet Franc, the singular, absolutely compelling 2015 The Absurd opens with a seriously intense black currant cordial and plum preserves core, slowly revealing cedar chest, mincemeat pie, potpourri and spice box hints plus a waft of chocolate-covered cherries. The full-bodied, concentrated palate is packed with opulent black fruits and baking spice layers, featuring a rock-solid backbone of tight-grained tannins and just enough freshness to lift and tantalize on the long, seductive finish. Only 250 cases were made.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2017
Jeb Dunnuck
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Another wine where my tasting note needed censoring, the 2015 The Absurd is as good as wine gets in this critic's opinion. Made from 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and equal parts Merlot and Cabernet Franc, it offers incredible notes of blueberries, incense, and Asian spices as well as more and more graphite, smoked earth, cedar and lead pencil notes with air. Deep, layered, and super concentrated, with a voluptuous texture and building tannin, it's a massive wine by any measure, yet this is one case where I suspect the wine might shut down after a few years in bottle. If you're lucky enough to have more than one bottle, I'd drink one in its youth and then hide the rest for at least 6-8 years.

December 2012