Date: May 13/09, Wed Time: 03:30:00-07:30:00 Style: Sit-Down
Signorello Vineyard Tasting - Profile Wine Group arrived with a selection of wines from Signorello Vineyards. We were honoured to have Ray Signorello Jr. (Owner/Winemaker) on hand to lead all three sessions of this sit down tutored tasting.
Ray Signorello Jr. began his journey as winemaker and vineyard owner in the Napa Valley during the mid 1980's. Born in San Francisco, Ray moved to Vancouver where the Signorello family continues to maintain their permanent home. Ray now divides his time between San Francisco and Vancouver.
Rays' father, Ray Sr. initiated the vineyard project during the mid 1970's by purchasing the 100 acre estate located on the Silverado Trail in the beautiful Napa Valley. Ray Sr. worked side by side with Ray Jr. establishing the winery's reputation for excellence until his passing in the fall of 1998.
Signorello vineyards makes limited quantities of premium varietals that blend classic French wine making characteristics with California fruit. Their style of winemaking is directly tied to their vineyards. They strive for lush, concentrated fruit flavors, and good acid balance in all of their wines. The goal is to have wines with early accessibility, as well as the potential to develop additional complexity as they mature.
Wine featured at this event included:
2007 SETA white
2007 Chardonnay Vieilles Vignes
2006 the Fuse
2004 Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
2005 Padrone (or should I say the mighty Patron!)
Thanks to Allan Leal of Profile Wine Group for bringing in such a worthwhile series of wines for us to review and purchase.