• WS: 87

    Wine Spectator Score

    87

    Close
+ Add Critic Score

Submit a Critic Score

Score:

Name of Critic:

Close

Signorello Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2003

Winemaker's Notes:

Notes on the Signorello Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 : CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE REVIEW: 91 POINTS 14% Merlot; 11% Cabernet Franc. Slightly closed in but nicely concentrated and hinting at layering in its mildly woodsy, forest-floor and currant aromas and again in its extracted flavors, this fully ripened youngster is built for future enjoyment rather than near-term appeal. It is a gutsy, big-bodied wine with more than nominal tannins, but, at every step of its way, it offers up plenty of fruit and the taste of cassis powers its way past considerable closing astringency. A half-dozen years seems the minimal wait here, but it will not reach peak drinkability until another decade has passed. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Volume 31 Issue 6: April 2007.WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: 92 POINTS A very good followup to the excellent '02, the '03 is plush and ripe and ageable. With forward cherry, blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors, it offers plenty of opulence now, but has the tannic backbone to peak and then gradually fade for 10 years. Signorello's estate Cab is really one of the more dependable bottlings in the valley. — S.H. (5/1/2007)NVWE NOTES: This opulent and soft-edged Cabernet has aromas of ripe and well extracted Creme de Cassis, black cherry, dark plum, vanilla, smoke and baking spices. On the palate, it is richly oaky and fleshy in texture, and the Cassis, plum, toast and vanilla flavors join the textural elements to elevate to wines sense of impact and class. Certain to be better in another twelve to eighteen months, it is more than attractive already. 2,775 cases produced. SIGNORELLO NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2003

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • List It
  • Add Review
3.33 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
Signorello Vineyards:
Ray Signorello Jr. began his journey as winemaker and vineyard owner in the Napa Valley during the mid 1980's. Ray, born in San Francisco, California, moved to Vancouver, Canada where the Signorello family continues to maintain a home. Ray divides his time between Napa, San Francisco, Vancouver and business related travel. Ray's father, Ray Sr., initiated the vineyard project during the mid 197... Read more
Ray Signorello Jr. began his journey as winemaker and vineyard owner in the Napa Valley during the mid 1980's. Ray, born in San Francisco, California, moved to Vancouver, Canada where the Signorello family continues to maintain a home. Ray divides his time between Napa, San Francisco, Vancouver and business related travel. Ray's 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. Read less

Notes on the Signorello Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2003 : CONNOISSEUR'S GUIDE REVIEW: 91 POINTS 14% Merlot; 11% Cabernet Franc. Slightly closed in but nicely concentrated and hinting at layering in its mildly woodsy, forest-floor and currant aromas and again in its extracted flavors, this fully ripened youngster is built for future enjoyment rather than near-term appeal. It is a gutsy, big-bodied wine with more than nominal tannins, but, at every step of its way, it offers up plenty of fruit and the taste of cassis powers its way past considerable closing astringency. A half-dozen years seems the minimal wait here, but it will not reach peak drinkability until another decade has passed. Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine Volume 31 Issue 6: April 2007.WINE ENTHUSIAST REVIEW: 92 POINTS A very good followup to the excellent '02, the '03 is plush and ripe and ageable. With forward cherry, blackberry, cassis and chocolate flavors, it offers plenty of opulence now, but has the tannic backbone to peak and then gradually fade for 10 years. Signorello's estate Cab is really one of the more dependable bottlings in the valley. — S.H. (5/1/2007)NVWE NOTES: This opulent and soft-edged Cabernet has aromas of ripe and well extracted Creme de Cassis, black cherry, dark plum, vanilla, smoke and baking spices. On the palate, it is richly oaky and fleshy in texture, and the Cassis, plum, toast and vanilla flavors join the textural elements to elevate to wines sense of impact and class. Certain to be better in another twelve to eighteen months, it is more than attractive already. 2,775 cases produced. SIGNORELLO NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON 2003

Photos

+ Add Image

Dietary Information: Kosher, Organic


Best Wine Deals

See More Deals

Cabernet Sauvignon Top Lists







Snooth Media Network