Padrone is created in honor of Ray Signorello Sr., a visionary whose life was as full of character as our wines. It is a seamless integration of supple tannins, intense varietal aromas and rich flavor that expresses the utmost quality of the Estate. The grapes for this proprietary Cabernet Sauvignon are sourced from the best blocks of our extremely rocky hillside vineyard. This is a deeply concentrated wine with layers of complexity designed for extended aging.
93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot and 4% Cabernet Franc, the 2014 Proprietary Red Padrone shows serious levels of extract, nice blueberry and blackberry fruit, a touch of licorice and vanillin. It is not as seriously endowed as the 2013, but more open-knit and probably most consumers will enjoy it more over the next 15 or so years than the more tightly knit and more dense 2013. In any case, it is a beauty.