2018 Tesseron Estate Pym Rae Napa ValleyBlend from United States
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- 99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
- 98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
99 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
The 2018 Pym-Rae can be thought of as a hypothetical mix of the 2016 and 2017, with more sexiness and opulence than the 2017 and a touch more elegance and precision than the 2016. Wonderful cassis, violets, tobacco, lead pencil, and chocolate notes define this beauty, and it's full-bodied, with a gorgeous sense of elegance and purity, perfect tannins, and an incredible finish. This stunningly majestic, flawlessly balanced Mountain Cabernet already offers pleasure yet will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age, and it should be a 50-year wine. Bravo!
98+ Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
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.
99 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
98+ - Lisa Perrotti-Brown - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
|Varietal(s)||Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc|
|Features||Organic and Biodynamic|
|Taste||currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast, tar, tobacco, raspberry, cassis, violet, pepper and green bean|
|Nose||currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, tobacco, broccoli, berry and flower|