Tesseron Estate Pym-Rae 2018

Tesseron Estate Pym-Rae 2018


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Tesseron Estate
Pym-Rae 2018
  • Vintage : 2018
  • Country : USA
  • Region : California (AVA Paso Robles)
  • Subregion Napa
  • Type : Red
  • Style Deep Full Bodied
  • Format : 75cl
  • Alcohol : 14,5°
  • Grappes : 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc

Experts Score Vintage
RP Robert Parker 98+ 2018
JS James Suckling 97 2017
JD Jeb Dunnuck 96 2016
More information on wine critics and ratings

Robert Parker (RP) : 98+ Points (2018)
The 2018 Pym-Rae reveals a deep garnet-purple color and a slightly reticent, slowly emerging nose of freshly crushed blackcurrants, ripe blackberries and wild blueberries with suggestions of garrigue, red currant jelly, mossy tree bark and truffles plus wafts of bouquet garni and Sichuan pepper. The palate is full-bodied and fantastically concentrated with tightly wound layers of black and red berry notions, framed by very firm yet beautifully ripe tannins and amazing tension, finishing with epic length and loads of mineral sparks.

James Suckling (JS) : 97 Points (2017)
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. Drink after 2023.

Jeb Dunnuck (JD) : 96 Points (2016)
The 2016 Pym-Rae comes from an estate on Mount Veeder and is 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, and the rest Cabernet Franc, all aged in 70% new French oak and the balance in concrete vats. The first vintage for this cuvée, it's named after the original estate owner's children, Pym and Rae, which were their middle names. The 2016 is a beautiful wine and has a unique, rich, meaty character as well as lots of dark fruits, mountain scrub brush, tobacco, and leather that develops nicely with time in the glass, showing more and more fruit and purity with air. Full-bodied, nicely concentrated, and textured, it has a mass of tannins, beautiful mid-palate depth, and a solid spine of acidity that keeps it lively and fresh. It offers pleasure today yet is going to benefit from 5-7 years in the cellar. My money is on it evolving for 25-30 years. Rating: 96+

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335,00 €
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Tesseron Estate Pym-Rae 2018 Reviewed by Robert Parker 26-11-2022 . Score: 5