2016 Pym-Rae Napa Valley Tesseron Estate
2016 Pym-Rae Napa Valley Tesseron Estate – Depth, balance and freshness: every detail is carefully considered to reveal the potential of this rare vineyard, and gracefully highlight its unique character. The first vintage of Pym-Rae stays true to the spirit of the Tesseron family, and is both the culmination of a long journey as well as the beginning of a new adventure.Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc
98 James Suckling This is the debut vintage of this wine from the esteemed Bordeaux owner, Alfred Tesseron, who bought the property in the Napa mountains in 2016. Aromas of plums, wet earth, fresh herbs and tobacco. Some green olives. Turns to blueberries and blackberries. Full-bodied, yet reserved and layered with chocolate, walnuts and plums. Firm yet polished tannins give a framed sense to the wine. Savory. Racy and beautifully structured, it’s extremely drinkable already. Real wine.
97 Robert Parker’s A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot and 7% Cabernet Franc, the 2016 Pym-Rae displays a deep garnet-purple color and reveals wonderfully fragrant notes of candied violets, wilted roses, damp soil and black tea over a core of red and black currants, black cherries and warm blackberries plus touches of cigar box and camphor. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is evocatively singular, offering that rock-solid structure of mountain fruit, yet these are wonderfully ripe, silt-like tannins that beautifully support the elegant red and black fruit layers, finishing very long and very perfumed.
“To create a great Napa wine, which fully expresses the Pontet-Canet philosophy, from a unique terroir and a stunning landscape.”
Continual effort and tireless attention in the pursuit of an ideal of quality.The unique philosophy inherited from Pontet-Canet has been adapted to the local conditions.It’s a natural “handmade” approach. It’s a focus which flows from vineyard and winegrower, rather than cellar and winemaker. Depth, balance and freshness: every detail is carefully considered to unlock the potential of this rare vineyard, and gracefully highlight its unique character.