Winemaking Notes Padrone is created in honor of Ray Signorello Sr., a visionary whose life was as full of character as our wines. It is a seamless integration of supple tannins, intense varietal aromas and rich flavor that expresses the utmost quality of the Estate. The grapes for this proprietary Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the best blocks of our extremely rocky hillside vineyard. To preserve fruit intensity and body, the wine was not fined or filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes This deeply colored Cabernet Sauvignon presents aromas of rich blackberry, cedar and a touch of vanilla. On the palate the wine shows flavors of dark cherry, and mocha with a full mouthfeel and long distinguished finish. This elegantly textured wine will age gracefully over the next 20-30 years.
Winemaking Notes Our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon can be called Padrone’s favorite son. It inherited Padrone’s intense varietal aromas and concentrated flavor. Yet, because the grapes are sourced from several of our younger less rocky parcels with a variety of exposures, clones and soil types, it enjoys a softer tannin structure. This wine was aged for 19 months in 80% new French oak and was not fined or filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes Inky purple-colored, with notes of charcoal, graphite, blackcurrants and blueberries, the wine is dense, opulent, full-bodied, fresh and full. It will drink well for up to 20 more years.
Winemaking Notes Our limited production Syrah is co-fermented with 4% Viognier following the French Rhône Valley tradition. The fruit was triple sorted before de-stemming, then fermented at 90 degrees in stainless steel tanks and pumped over twice daily. Gently pressed at zero brix and aged for 19 months in 75% new French oak. To preserve fruit intensity and body, the wine was not fined or filtered prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes Our 2014 Syrah is a richly textured study in complimentary opposites: big and brawny, yet velvety smooth; spicy and peppery and loaded with dark cherry and berry fruit; seductive now but will age beautifully for another 10+ years.
Winemaking Notes Careful pressing of whole clusters minimized skin contact. This gentle process helped the wine achieve balance as well as develop a silky mouth-feel and enhanced the aging potential. Using native yeasts, the wine fermented in French oak barrels, did not undergo malolactic fermentation and spent 9 months on the lees in French oak barrels (50% new) prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes Our 2017 Hope's Chardonnay explodes with fresh picked Granny Smith apple, Asian pear and zesty lemon curd aromas with just a kiss of allspice. It is opulent and round and has a mouth watering finish which leaves you wanting another sip. This wine can be enjoyed for at least the next 15 years.
Winemaking Notes "Seta" is Italian for silk, which appropriately describes this lush white Bordeaux style blend. This wine was 100% barrel-fermented to enhance the fruit’s unusually rich and complex flavors. After whole-cluster pressing, the juice was racked into 66% new French oak barrels for primary fermentation where it stayed for 9 months before bottling without fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes This blend of 66% Sauvignon Blanc and 34% Semillon opens with aromas of white peach, caramel and citrus. The full bodied palate has gentle spices with hints of cantaloupe, honeydew melon and vanilla. The minerality is silky and seductive with perfectly balanced acidity.