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Do any CH / Wine "gurus" have any experience with this California winery ? I had a 1996 Cab last week and thought it was quite enjoyable. Thanks in advance.

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  1. The 94 cab was excellent as was the 99. Unfortunately I haven't had any others.

    1. I've never been impressed by their Chardonnays -- too oaky, too fat -- though a couple of Cabs have been interesting. (Never had any of their Pinot Noirs.)

      You can learn more about the winery here: http://www.signorellovineyards.com/

      1. Friend came back from a trip to Napa/Sonoma and brought back their Zin (I do not have the specs., i.e. vineyard, etc. and am not positive of the vintage, but would guess recent release, as he picked it up at the winery). I tasted it blind and found it to be more like a fruit-forward Cab, or a youngish, not too assertive Bdx. Very nice wine, even if it might not have true to the varietal. I'd buy more of this, if it were available in AZ, but I have not found it yet.

        Hunt

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        1. re: Bill Hunt

          Thanks to all so far and any that may be pending.

          1. re: TonyO

            Next trip out, I want to stop by the winery and sample the entire portfolio. I'd buy that Zin, even if it was a bit of an anomoly - still very enjoyable. Besides, it might be fun to include it in a tasting, just to see who nailed it. I often do little contests with the wines, to see who can tell the Bdx. from the Meritage, etc. and this one would guarantee that no one won the Grand Prize.

            Thinking back on my experience, I first thought Northern Rhône Syrah, with a bit of bret/funkiness. This blew off in a few moments, and then I got Cab, or maybe a Cab-based blend. I made my declaration, and the host pointed out that it was a Zin! Oh well, can't win 'em all.

            Hunt

        2. I've been to Ray Signorello's House here In Vancouver (BC) I've only had some of his reds but have liked them, I'll go dig up my wine notes and see what I can find for you.

          1. i enjoy their wines.... and the silverado trail in particular... a lot of nice wineries with fewer tourist

            1. The '03 Estate Cab is very good too, with lots of deep, dark fruit and some earthier elements. It's mainly from the Stag's Leap District, which means the fruit is from hillside vineyards which is usually more concentrated than floor fruit, I think.

              As an aside, Signorello produces a sister cab called Edge that is a really good value. I believe it's done by a separate company but I'm pretty sure Signorello grows the fruit and makes the wine for them. I'm a fan.