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Realm The Absurd 2021 750ml

Realm The Absurd 2021

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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. The name and maybe even the ethos of the wine itself is derived from absurdism, a belief that calls into question the meaning of life. Perhaps there is no point…or rather, it is up to each individual to find unique meaning and purpose for themselves. So it is with The Absurd. We never assign descriptors to The Absurd because it is beyond description. Or at least beyond our description, beyond the simplicity of the vineyards or varietals that go into it. What is the meaning of The Absurd? We leave it to you to discover.
Jeb Dunnuck
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The flagship 2021 The Absurd from this team (the blend is never specified) is another absolute monument of a wine from Realm. Incredible blue fruits, redcurrants, liquid violets, dark chocolate, and scorched earth all emerge on the nose, and it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, flawlessly balanced mouthfeel, beautiful tannins, and the purity, focus, and elegance paired with incredible levels of concentration that define the greatest wines of the 2021 vintage. Do your best to hide bottles for 4-5 years if you can, and it should hit prime time in 2030 or so and keep for over two decades.

December 26, 2023
  • v98+

The 2021 The Absurd is dense, plush and resonant, but also super-refined. Dark red cherry/plum fruit, rose petals, cinnamon and dried flowers all open in the glass, with silky, polished tannins that wrap it all together. This is an especially finessed version of Realm's flagship wine.

December 2023

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