Product DescriptionVinoUS Media Review
A wine of real density and power, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Padrone hits the palate with a rush of blackcurrant, lavender, mint, licorice, blood orange and scorched earth. Deep, virile and broad on the palate, the 2013 captures the natural structure of the vintage. Best of all, it should drink well with just a few more years in bottle. (Antonio Galloni)
Wine Advocate Review
The 2013 Proprietary Red Padrone, the winery's flagship wine, is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc aged 21 months in 100% new French oak prior to being bottle unfiltered. This wine exhibits an inky purple color, notes of graphite, blueberry, blackberry, a hint of cocoa and a dense, full-bodied super-rich mouthfeel with good acidity and strong, but well-integrated tannin. Give this wine 6-7 years and drink over the following 35-40.
Decanter Magazine Review
Ray Signorello's Padrone bottling, named in honour of his father Ray Signorello Sr, hails from the estate's best blocks and barrels, typically the older vines on hillside sites. Aged in 100% new French oak, this is a denser, richer and flamboyantly ripe wine with even more flesh on its bones: the quintessential modern Napa Cab. Generous aromas of cassis, anise and plum. Bright acidity whips through the palate and keeps it strong and fresh, and the tannins and oak have been meticulously well managed.
Wine Tasting 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. This is a deeply concentrated wine with layers of complexity designed for extended aging.
92% Cabernet Sauvignon 5% Merlot 3% Cabernet Franc