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

2017 Larry Hyde Vineyard Estate, Chardonnay, Los Carneros 1x75cl

RP95+
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage production: 550 cases Larry Hyde is the King of Chardonnay growers in California. His fruit is hand-selected by the very best producers for their single vineyard... bottlings: Mark Aubert, Steve Kistler, David Ramey and Aubert de Villaine (Hyde de Villaine & Domaine de La Romanée Conti), to name just a few. In 1979, Larry planted the legendary Hyde Vineyard in Los Carneros, Napa's coolest-climate, and quickly built his reputation as one of the finest growers in California. A Chardonnay with 'Hyde Vineyard' on the label is of an assured 'Grand Cru' level, yet the story gets even more compelling. In 2005, Larry took the leap from grower to winemaker and planted his family's new Estate Vineyard, described by Mark Aubert as “Where Burgundy meets California” – a brilliant summation of the Larry Hyde 'Hyde Vineyard Estate' Chardonnay produced from this remarkable site.
£48 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £60.80 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2020 Favia, Carbone Chardonnay, Coombsville 1x75cl

JS94
Blend: 100% Chardonnay Vintage Production: 1,609 cases There are few who know the vines and soils of Napa better than husband and wife team, Andy Erickson and Annie Favia. They are true Napa icons,... having worked at some of the region’s most legendary Estates including Screaming Eagle, SLOAN ESTATE, Colgin Cellars, Dalla Valle, OVID, and Harlan Estate - Annie as viticulturist, Andy as winemaker. When this power couple turned their focus to the parcel of 30+ year old, organically farmed Chardonnay vines adjoining their historic home in Coombsville, the expectation was huge...
£41 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £52.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Arista, Pinot Noir, Russian River Valley 1x75cl

RP95
Blend: 100% Pinot Noir Vintage production: 1,750 cases Arista's 'RRV' Pinot Noir is a barrel selection crafted as a pure expression of each growing season. Winemaker Matt Courtney uses a modest... amount of new oak to allow the character of the vintage an AVA take centre stage. A wine of tension, texture, and wonderful depth of fruit, it's a fabulous introduction to Arista.
£45 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £57.20 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days

2018 Blankiet Estate, Paradise Hills Vineyard Prince of Hearts Red, Napa Valley 1x75cl

JD97
Blend: 49% Merlot, 48% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petit Verdot Vintage production: 1,100 cases Blankiet Estate is nestled above Yountville on the western foothills of the Mayacamas... Mountains. The Paradise Hills Vineyard is carved on steep hillsides just above the famed Dominus Estate Napanook parcel that was originally planted in 1838 by Yountville’s founder, George C. Yount. With an ideal eastern exposure, the land is bathed with morning sun and benefits from natural shade in the hot afternoons, and cool breezes from the San Pablo Bay flow constantly across the land. It's located on three volcanic knolls where soil profiles vary from deeply fractured rocks and volcanic ash, to thick clay deposits, meaning each parcel is distinguished by a unique subsoil and microclimate. At just 6.5 hectares in size it's a remarkably small site, yet the incredible complexity of the terroir allows for three distinct wines, each of a singular style. This is an Estate at the top of its game. Combined with the very talented winemaker Graeme MacDonald and owner Claude Blankiet's attention to detail, is truly worthy of an exploration.
£71 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £88.40 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days