James Suckling: 98 Points “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.”
The 2016 is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc. 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.
Consulting Oenologist Michel ROLLAND: “In the life of a widely-traveling consultant, one visits those ethereal, magic places which make a lasting impression. Pym-Rae is one of them. This wine will be the heart and soul of a very special place.”
Alfred TESSERON: "Pym-Rae is the realization of a dream: a family investment in another exceptional terroir where Cabernets are also the major grape variety, in a country which has taught and given me so much."
Justine TESSERON: "We are writing a new story, going beyond the codes of classic grape growing by bringing our Bordeaux expertise and adapting it to the terroir and climate of Napa Valley.”
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley