Pym-Rae is situated near the top of the Mount Veeder AVA in the Napa Valley, California. The sprawling property was formerly owned by the late actor Robin Williams. In late 2015, Alfred Tesseron, of the highly regarded Bordeaux estate Château Pontet-Canet, purchased it from Williams’ family.
Pym-Rae’s remote and rugged vineyard is spectacular. It sits at an elevation close to 1,500 feet on Mount Veeder’s steep sedimentary-limestone slopes and is planted in the Left Bank Bordeaux grape varieties of cabernet sauvignon, merlot and cabernet franc. Yields on Mt. Veeder are low and the fruit is exquisitely concentrated. As at Château Pontet-Canet, the vineyard is farmed biodynamically, and all the work is performed by hand.
The Tesseron’s inaugural vintage was 2016 and they make just one wine - an exceptional red blend showcasing their unique mountain terroir and peerless pedigree. Elegant, fresh, and structured with finely textured tannins, Pym-Rae is at once both delightfully graceful and muscular.