Signorello Winery is the brainchild of both Ray Signorello Sr. and his son Ray Jr. Ray Sr. initiated the Signorello Vineyard project during the mid 1970s by purchasing a 100-acre estate located on the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley. Originally Ray’s plan was to grow quality grapes to sell to existing wineries, but the bountiful harvest of 1985 allowed them to produce their first Signorello wines. This led to the construction of the Signorello Winery in 1986 according to our Signorello wine reviews. With Ray Sr. passing in 1998, Ray Jr. has continued to grow Signorello with 42 acres now planted in several different varietals including Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Syrah. While many Signorello wines are well received it is their top tier Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot blend Padrone that consistently finds its way to the top of our Signorello wine ratings. Check out our Signorello online buying guide below to see which of these wines are right for you.
Marks a welcome return to the magnificence of the 2002, although more recent vintages haven’t exactly been slouches. The ’05 is amazing, a densely structured, deeply flavored Bordeaux blend that’s mainly Cabernet Sauvignon. Shows classic notes of cassis, currants and black cherry liqueur, while 70% new oak adds enticingly rich layers of sweet toast and smoky…
Signorello’s proprietary Bordeaux blend is largely Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and Cabernet Franc. If you’re laying down ’02s to cellar, this is a very good bet. It’s shut down right now, but offers tantalizing hints of black currants and cassis that quickly disappear into a dry, tannic underworld. But the wine has the balance and authoritative class to age…
You don’t think of Signorello as a Syrah house, but for years, they’ve been putting out serious Syrahs, and with the ’05 vintage, they certify this tradition. This wine is, in a word, fabulous. It’s enormously attractive in well-oaked cassis, plum, leather, cocoa and white pepper aromas and flavors, but that only begins to describe the complexity. The 4% Viognier…
Outstanding. Easily the best Signorello Chardonnay in many years, and a dramatic sign of the quality of the 2007 vintage. Shows intense tropical fruit, mineral and new oak aromas and flavors, with a rich array of dusty Asian spices. Just 72 cases were produced, but it’s worth the search.
A small-production barrel selection from the estate vineyard, this fine wine is brilliantly rich and balanced, proving that Napa Valley can produce excellent Chardonnay. With pineapple, lemon, lime and buttered toast flavors, it’s ultraclean in acidity and vibrant in minerals. While it’s quite dry, it finishes with a rich flourish of honey.
Massive in chocolate, blackberry, blueberry and cherry jam intensity, this is a brilliant wine. It’s so delicious that you’ll want to drink the whole bottle. The inclusion of Cabernet Franc in the blend may be partly responsible for its accessibility. It’s wonderful to drink now, despite having fine, firm tannins. Give it some decanting, and then watch as it…
Just beautiful, a wine that’s so rich and delicious, and yet so balanced. It oozes gorgeous flavors of cassis and blackberry pie, blueberry, white chocolate truffle, Kahlúa, and smoky spices, and the tannins are amazingly soft, sweet and complex. All this opulence drinks perfectly dry, with a good backbone of acidity.
Lots of voluptuous softness in the mouth, like velvet gliding over the palate. But you’ll also experience serious tannins that hit midway, creating a lockdown astringency. Evidence of ageability lies in the massive core of blackberries and cassis, as well as the overall balance and tang of acidity on the finish. This Cabernet Sauvignon-based Bordeaux blend should…