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Signorello Estate – Hope’s Cuvee Chardonnay

United States
California
Wine
White

The Facts

Origins United States > California > Napa Valley

Appellation Napa Valley

Varietal Chardonnay

Cepage 100% Chardonnay

Winemaking Whole cluster pressed; barrel fermented with native microflora. Wines were stopped at 50% malolactic fermentation.

Aging 8 months sur lie in 50% new oak

Alcohol Content 14.5 %

Production 434 cases

Serendipity Markets California

The Character

Tasting Notes The 2019 Hope’s Cuvee Chardonnay is a stellar expression of the Chardonnay fruit from our oldest estate block. Rich and generous, the wine has a vibrant energy with balanced acidity. The opulent yet fresh bouquet of orange blossoms, citrus oils, lemon meringue and white florals offer a striking interplay with the honey like texture which integrates the oak profile perfectly. This textural richness should take this wine a long way, as it opens further in your glass. A wonderful accompaniment to food, or on its own, this wine is intriguing and charming.

Overall Generous & Vibrant

Mouthfeel Rich & Textural

Aromas Orange blossoms, citrus oils, lemon meringue, white florals

Selling Point Opulent Chardonnay from one of the oldest vineyards in Napa

Awards 93 Wine Advocate (2019), 93 Vinous (2019), 92 Jeb Dunnuck (2019)

Sustainability Vegan t, Organic In Practice t, Sustainable In Practice t, Minimal Intervention / Augmentation t, Natural Fermentation t

The Story

Hope’s Cuvée Chardonnay showcases our utmost dedication to excellence, named in honor of Ray's mother, Hope Signorello. It benefits from an intimate understanding of the 5.12 acre parcel on the west side of Signorello's hill. Planted 38 years ago with clonal selections from one of the region’s earliest outstanding vineyards, it is now one of the oldest Chardonnay vineyards in Napa Valley. Night-time hand-harvesting into small trays protects the varietal’s refined and delicate flavors. This naturally fermented, unfined & unfiltered Chardonnay can be enjoyed over the next 15 years.

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Brand Story

Signorello Estate was co-founded by father-son duo Ray Sr. & Ray Jr. Signorello. Their French-style wines are created from 100% estate grown Napa Valley fruit. Nestled in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley alongside the famed Silverado Trail, the estate is comprised of 42 planted acres (17 ha). The vineyard site is 100% hillside, varying in slope from gentle to steep, and is composed of well-drained volcanic rocks & soil.
Fruit is hand-picked & hand-sorted. Wines are fermented with native yeast & bottles without fining or filtration. Signorello's total production is less than 6,000 cases annually, & often much less.


Brand Story

Signorello Estate was co-founded by father-son duo Ray Sr. & Ray Jr. Signorello. Their French-style wines are created from 100% estate grown Napa Valley fruit. Nestled in the southeastern corner of Napa Valley alongside the famed Silverado Trail, the estate is comprised of 42 planted acres (17 ha). The vineyard site is 100% hillside, varying in slope from gentle to steep, and is composed of well-drained volcanic rocks & soil.
Fruit is hand-picked & hand-sorted. Wines are fermented with native yeast & bottles without fining or filtration. Signorello's total production is less than 6,000 cases annually, & often much less.

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