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Cosimo Commisso’s favourite Signorello Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2010

Cosimo Commisso spills the details of one of his current favourite wines, a charactered 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley

This wine has personality of its own. Napa Valley-based Signorello Estate’s 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a charactered collage of background flavours like cassis, florals, tobacco, cedar, vanilla and chocolate, as well as hints of spice and licorice. It’s earned stellar reviews from various sommeliers and wine journals, including Gismondi on Wine, which described the 2010 as “Modern Euro/Napa style,” and Robert Parker of The Wine Advocate, who claimed it’s “capable of evolving for 15-plus years.” We’re a few years into that sentence, and while the wine is still young, it’s a delicious complement to a meal or simply a scenic view. The rich flavour profile and intense aroma have earned the Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 an air of sophistication — and I can only guess how much better it will be after another decade in the cellar.

Cosimo Commisso like Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley

Cosimo Commisso like Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley

The wine also reflects the unique character of its hillside vineyard and terroir. Signorello Estate was founded in 1977 by the Signorello family, who has since passed on the tradition of planting and cultivating the fruits through the generations. Currently under the leadership of Ray Signorello Jr., Signorello Estate has been quite successful in its mission to “produce the perfect Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.”