Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate 2017 (750 ml)

  • JS: 97
  • RP: 97
  • JD: 96

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Tasting Notes and Description

Tasting Notes For Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate 2017

Crafted with utmost care and attention to detail, Pym-Rae Tesseron Estate 2017 is a true representation of the passion and dedication of the winemakers at Pym-Rae. On the nose, Pym-Rae Tesseron offers aromas of blackcurrant, cherry, and plum, with hints of vanilla and baking spice. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied, with firm tannins and a long, lingering finish. The balance between fruit and acidity is impeccable, making it an excellent match for roasted meats, hearty stews, and bold cheeses.

Discover the extraordinary taste of Pym-Rae, a wine that truly reflects the exceptional terroir of the Napa Valley. This vintage is the result of a challenging year, with a wet and cold winter followed by a hot and sunny summer. Despite the extreme weather conditions, the grapes remained healthy and balanced, thanks to the altitude of the vineyard and its fresher climate.

The wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, with Cabernet Franc excluded from the final blend due to being affected by the fires in the region. The resulting wine is intense and powerful, with a beautiful freshness that is characteristic of the terroir.

Critic Ratings

James Suckling Review - Rated 97:
Rather rich, flamboyant and decadent with bright raspberries, mushrooms and bark. Full-bodied, yet very tight and refined, with firmness and length. Racy and fine for a 2017. No cabernet franc in the blend, just cabernet sauvignon and merlot.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Review - Rated 97:
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2017 Pym-Rae leaps from the glass with bold notions of black cherries, mulberries, plum preserves and dark chocolate with an opulent undercurrent of Indian spices, potpourri, sandalwood and cinnamon stick. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with rich, seductive black fruit preserves and an explosion of exotic spice sparks, framed by firm yet beautifully plush tannins and fantastic tension, finishing very long and achingly fragrant. Possessing loads more weight and mid-palate density than a lot of 2017s, this second showing is an absolute knock-out. Due to strict selection, only around 1500 cases were made this year.

Jeb Dunnuck Review - Rated 96:
The 2017 Pym-Rae comes from a more challenging vintage that featured a dramatic heat spike on Labor Day weekend and fires during harvest. Nevertheless, the fruit was harvested all pre-fire, and it's a beautiful wine revealing ample black fruits, scorched earth, tobacco, and graphite-like aromas and flavors. Medium to full-bodied on the palate, it shows the vintage’s more focused, elegant style and has beautiful concentration as well as a great finish. While I suspect it has fewer tannins than the 2016, they're more present and focused, which is very much in the style of the vintage. This elegant, concentrated, classic Bordeaux-like Mountain Cabernet will evolve nicely for another 25+ years.

Winery Pym-Rae
Country United States
Region Napa Valley, California
Year 2017
Grape Varietal Bordeaux Blend
Size 750 ML
ABV 14.1%
Wine Style Red Wine

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