Signorello "Padrone" Proprietary Red Wine 2012 (Napa Valley, California) - [RP 97] [AG 90-92]

Signorello "Padrone" Proprietary Red Wine 2012
(Napa Valley, California) - [RP 97] [AG 90-92]

Regular price $225.00 Sale price $159.97 Save $65.03

RP97 AG90
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About This Wine:

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 and aged in 100% new French oak barrels for 22 months. This is a deeply concentrated wine with layers of complexity designed for extended aging


Appellation: 100% Napa Valley Estate
Blend: 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc
Harvested: October 3 - 26, 2012

Winemaking Notes
Traditional French winemaking practices: native yeast fermentations, extended maceration (each lot averaged 25 days on the grape skins) and pump-overs twice a day. The 2012 vintage aged for 22 months in 100% new oak from Troncais, Nevers and Alliers, coopered into thin-staved, medium-plus toast Chateau Ferre barrels by coopers Tarransaud, Saury, Darnajou and Nadalie. To preserve fruit intensity and body, the wine was not filtered prior to bottling on September 5, 2014.

Ratings & Reviews

97+ Points - Robert Parkers Wine Advocate:
"There are 5,180 six-bottle cases of the 2012 Padrone Proprietary Red Wine. This is a fabulous wine, meant to evolve over three decades. It offers up notes of charcoal, scorched earth, blackcurrant, blackberry, chocolate and a touch of espresso. A wine of great intensity, full-bodied opulence and a multilayered mouthfeel, this is a formidably endowed, serious Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine from vineyards with some of the best fruit on the estate. Drink it over the next 30 years. " - Robert Parker (October 2015)

90-92 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Padrone is dark and sumptuous from start to finish. Mocha, plums, smoke, new leather and French oak all flesh out in this brooding, intense Cabernet Sauvignon. The style is explosive and full of 2012 vintage exuberance. There is a lot to look forward to." - Antonio Galloni (November 2013)