Napa Valley is revered worldwide as the ultimate area in which to produce Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2004 vintage has produced some of the most amazing examples on record. Signorello Vineyards, where winemaker Ray Signorello, Jr. makes wines of quality and distinction.
Look – Deep garnet with a darker heart and solid color-concentration right out to the edges of the glass. This wine has a very tight surface, but settles fast on swirling, leaving behind skilly and widely-spaced legs move down the glass quickly
Smell – Classic Napa Cab aromatics of deep blackberry, black plum, cassis, tobacco and leather, with subtle cocoa and vanilla with mildest cigar box
Feel – Cool and light at the front of the mouth, then the wine’s medium tannins take hold softly on the mid-palate as the wine coats your mouth
Taste – Beautifully balanced with layers of bright fruit and darker, smoky flavors. Presnt here is a delicious and mouth-filling collection of mixed berry, dark cherry, cassis and sweet currant, with the darker flavors of black plum, smoky herbs and toasted oak
Finish – Big flavors persist for a long time here, but the wine eventually finally tails off with a mouth-watering acidity and soft to medium tannins
Conclusion – Brilliant! This wine delivers sophistication and big,delicious flavors that make you want to keep sipping! 2004 Napa Cabs have consistently blown us away, and just when we thought that we had tasted the pinnacle of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon perfection, along comes this stunner of a wine; It strikes a perfect balance while delivering great character, deep aromatics and great flavors. I suspect that the wine will improve for years to come, improving the feel and flavors of this nearly-perfect wine.
Because this wine is in limited supply, be sure to grab up as much as you will need. Drink now or cellar for another 10 or more years.