Realm Cellars The Absurd Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend 2016

$659

he Absurd represents the very best blend of the vintage and, according to owner Scott Becker and winemaker Benoit Touquette, consultant Michel Rolland has a lot of fun putting together all the components for this each year. Composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon with pretty much equal portions of Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc, the 2016 The Absurd is very deep purple-black in color and rocks up with bold crème de cassis, blueberry preserves, chocolate-covered cherries and mulberries scents complimented by nuances of lilacs, smoked meats, black truffles, Sichuan pepper and hoisin plus a waft of dried rose petals. The palate is full-bodied, rich and decadent with a solid backbone of super ripe, grainy tannins, finishing very long and multilayered. Robert Parker Wine Advocate

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Ratings on Delectable

Ron R Delectable Pro

Few words required with this wine. Flirting with perfection, for sure. This is precocious, and struts tall. Many Napa cabs flatter to deceive, not this... @Mike R and Rhonda, thank you so much.

Few words required with this wine. Flirting with perfection, for sure. This is precocious, and struts tall. Many Napa cabs flatter to deceive, not this... @Mike R and Rhonda, thank you so much.

9.8

Gunja Gargeshwari

Absurdly good - fantastic nose and the subtle palate feel with a perfect finish. This is wine as it should be made/ a true testament to Benoit Toquette.

Absurdly good - fantastic nose and the subtle palate feel with a perfect finish. This is wine as it should be made/ a true testament to Benoit Toquette.

9.6

Grant Everett

Proper trip indeed!

Proper trip indeed!

9.6

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