Co-founded in 1977 by the father-son duo of Ray Sr. and Ray Jr., Signorello Estate represents French style wines with finesse, created from 100% estate grown Napa Valley fruit.

In 1977, Ray Signorello Sr. purchased 100 acres of prime Napa Valley land, his first step in creating Signorello Estate with his son, Ray Jr. After spending the first few years of operation solely as growers, Ray Signorello Jr. and his father, Ray Signorello Sr., embraced the winemaking potential of their vineyard and began to produce 100% estate grown vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Bordeaux-style white blends in 1985.

Signorello Estate, nestled in the southeastern corner of the Napa Valley alongside the famed Silverado Trail, is comprised of forty two planted acres (17 ha). The estate has been home to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Syrah, Chardonnay, Semillon and Viognier.Varying in slope from gentle to steep, our vineyard site is 100% hillside, composed of well-drained volcanic rocks and soil.The vines are carefully spaced to ensure optimal growing conditions, incorporating vertical trellising and strategic shoot positioning that work in concert with the unique, cool micro-climates.

2019 brought a new era of viticulture and winemaking for Signorello Estate; together, Priyanka French, winemaker, Celia Welch, consulting director or winemaking and Steve Matthiasson, viticulturist comprise the dynamic and talented team.

Yields are deliberately limited to emphasize elegance and breeding. The first vines, planted in 1980, are now shedding their youthful exuberance for more subtlety, nuance and sophistication. These older vines require more delicate care, which is why the team oversees every aspect of the farming process; they do not outsource our vineyard management.

The fruit is hand-picked and hand-sorted. The wines are fermented with native yeasts and bottled without fining or filtration. Total production is less than 6,000 cases annually, and often significantly less.

Facts

Ray's love of wine began in 1982 from tasting a bottle of Château Senejac 1945 in Paris. He still has a handful left in his cellar!

While born in California, Ray grew up in Vancouver from the age of two when his father's work as a mining executive saw the family relocate.

The 'Padrone' Cabernet Sauvignon is named in memory of his father, and the 'Hope's Cuvée' Chardonnay in honour of his mother.

 

Latest arrivals from Signorello Estate

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2021 Seven Apart, Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 1x75cl

WI98+
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,500 cases There is no doubt at all: Seven Apart is a name that will soon be spoken of alongside the Napa's... Elite wineries. The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon is based around a core of fruit from the Estate's Base Camp Vineyard, sprinkled with hand-picked barrels from Estate's Stags Ridge Vineyard. The resulting wine in 2021 is a gorgeous expression that, for us, shows a new side to Napa that we can't wait to bring to the UK's most discerning cellars. Stags Ridge Vineyard sits above the fog line at an elevation of 450 metres on Atlas Peak's rocky, red volcanic soils. The small berries on these 25 year old vines produce wines rich in colour, tannin, and concentration. Base Camp Vineyard, planted between 1994 and 1998, surrounds the winery at the base of Atlas Peak in Soda Canyon, nestled alongside the famous Silverado Trail. The soils here consists of sand, clay, and gravel, giving the wines a rich structure and opulence. Such great fruit demands a great winemaker, and that person is Morgan Maureze. Having spend his formative years working at Dominus Estate, where his father was appointed general manager in 1985, Morgan graduated from UC Davis and the University of Bordeaux. He spent time working at Châteaux Haut-Brion and Petrus, before completing his Thesis at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti! He was inexorably drawn back to California, where he was hand-picked by legendary winemaker Andy Erickson, becoming his right-hand man at Estates including Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle Vineyards. Andy was Seven Apart's inaugural winemaker in 2018, before championing Morgan as his successor in 2023 - most importantly, they had already worked together on the 2021s, so Morgan was the perfect choice.
£152 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £186.29 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2021 Seven Apart, Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

WI98+
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,500 cases There is no doubt at all: Seven Apart is a name that will soon be spoken of alongside the Napa's... Elite wineries. The Expedition Cabernet Sauvignon is based around a core of fruit from the Estate's Base Camp Vineyard, sprinkled with hand-picked barrels from Estate's Stags Ridge Vineyard. The resulting wine in 2021 is a gorgeous expression that, for us, shows a new side to Napa that we can't wait to bring to the UK's most discerning cellars. Stags Ridge Vineyard sits above the fog line at an elevation of 450 metres on Atlas Peak's rocky, red volcanic soils. The small berries on these 25 year old vines produce wines rich in colour, tannin, and concentration. Base Camp Vineyard, planted between 1994 and 1998, surrounds the winery at the base of Atlas Peak in Soda Canyon, nestled alongside the famous Silverado Trail. The soils here consists of sand, clay, and gravel, giving the wines a rich structure and opulence. Such great fruit demands a great winemaker, and that person is Morgan Maureze. Having spend his formative years working at Dominus Estate, where his father was appointed general manager in 1985, Morgan graduated from UC Davis and the University of Bordeaux. He spent time working at Châteaux Haut-Brion and Petrus, before completing his Thesis at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti! He was inexorably drawn back to California, where he was hand-picked by legendary winemaker Andy Erickson, becoming his right-hand man at Estates including Screaming Eagle and Dalla Valle Vineyards. Andy was Seven Apart's inaugural winemaker in 2018, before championing Morgan as his successor in 2023 - most importantly, they had already worked together on the 2021s, so Morgan was the perfect choice.
£900 / Case£150 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,103.33 / Case, £183.89 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2006 Sine Qua Non, In The Crosshairs, Sta. Rita Hills 1x75cl

RP100
£995 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £1,198.04 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2018 Lail Vineyards, Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 6x75cl

JD94WE96
Blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 3,215 cases While Lail's J. Daniel Cuvée is one of Napa's elite Cabs, their most complete expression of the Valley is the... Blueprint Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a refined, inviting, and highly complex wine that will never fail to impress. Like the J. Daniel, the fruit is sourced from a hand-picked selection of Vineyards, combining their favourite sites from Diamond Creek in the north to Coombsville in the south. It is a highly personal look at what 'Napa Cabernet' means to Robin and Philippe, and demonstrates why it is one of the most exciting regions in the world.
£435 / Case£72.50 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £545.04 / Case, £90.84 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days