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Realm The Absurd 2014 750ml
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Realm The Absurd 2014

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The Absurd stems from a simple yet fantastically complex proposition: it is the best wine Realm Cellars produces. 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 single aim is the best Napa Valley wine of the vintage.
Wine Advocate
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A blend of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and the rest Petit Verdot, is the 2014 The Absurd, basically a choice of their finest barrels, or as winemaker and owner Benoit Touquette says, "The crème de la crème." This is another perfect wine equaling their incredible 2013. Yet the 2014 is slightly more forward and showy, as many 2013s are just beginning to shut down. There are 250 cases of this majestic wine that has an opaque purple color, extraordinary nose of spring flowers, blueberry, blackberry, creosote, charcoal, toast and spice. The wine has unbelievable fruit on the attack, midpalate and finish, compelling purity, texture and a finish of close to a full minute. It is (as advertised by the winery) a "showcase of the best of Napa Valley with the freedom of expression that results from no rules." Drink now-2035.

Robert Parker, December 30, 2016
Jeb Dunnuck
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More tight and reserved than the 2015 yet just as good, the 2014 The Absurd checks in as 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot brought up in new oak. This cuvée is always a selection made by winemaker Benoit Touquette and comes from mix of vineyards. It's an incredibly opulent, powerful wine offering a dense purple/plum-color as well as a mountain of pure crème de cassis, tobacco, cedarwood, and chocolate, with even a touch of spring flowers emerging with time in the glass. The palate doesn't lose a beat either and is full-bodied and concentrated, yet as light and graceful as they come, with silky tannins and perfect balance. It needs a solid decant if drinking any time soon, and I suspect it will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age. It's a magical wine.

February 13, 2020
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The 2014 The Absurd is a bit less showy than the 2012 or 2013, but it has tremendous energy and all of the vibrancy that is so typical of the best wines in this vintage. Black cherry jam, licorice, sweet spice, leather, smoke, bittersweet chocolate and a kiss of French oak build as this beautifully layered Cabernet Sauvignon shows off its alluring personality.

Antonio Galloni, March 2022

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