Signorello Estate is a small-production, artisan-quality Napa Valley winery whose estate wines I recently discovered and love. However, with prices in excess of $100 per bottle and very limited availability, it is unlikely that there will be an abundance of it residing in my cellar!
That said, there is a second line of their wines characterized by affordable prices and stunning quality. My favorite is Edge Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2013 vintage consists of fruit sourced from top Napa Valley vineyards. This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 3% Malbec, and 3% Petit Verdot was aged for sixteen months in French oak barrels, of which 35% were new.
The nose of this inky wine is redolent of Napa Valley fruit, with dark cherry, black currant, and chocolate notes. On the palate are silky tannins with some balanced acidity and a long finish. The oak is pleasantly present, but not overpowering.
It is not often that I get this excited about sub-twenty-five dollar wine from Napa Valley because the quality at this price point is often subpar. This is not the case with Edge. This is a vibrant, luxuriant wine that screams Napa style—all for $22.99 per bottle!
Due to the recent, tragic fires in Northern California, there is a temporary shortage of Edge in the city. We have the remaining three cases that were in stock at the distributor. My advice is to get it while you can. I certainly will!