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.
We release our Single Vineyard wines in the spring and our Proprietary Blend wines in the fall. There is currently a waiting list to receive an allocation and we estimate the wait time to be approximately one to two years. In the meantime, we invite you to sign up and visit us in the Stags Leap District where we set aside a small amount of wine to share with guests.
Our wines are also available in selected fine restaurants and retail locations.