2016 - 2031
Robert M. Parker, Jr.
The blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Proprietary Red Padrone shows serious levels of extract, nice blueberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of licorice and vanillin. It is not as seriously endowed as the 2013, but more open-knit and probably most consumers will enjoy it more over the next 15 or so years than the more tightly knit and more dense 2013. In any case, it is a beauty.
Ray Signorello’s winery sits at the very southern end of Napa Valley where he has a moderately sized estate of 43 acres of vineyard, including some of the oldest Chardonnay vines in all of Napa Valley – the 37-year-old vines that go into his Hope’s Cuvée.