The 2018 Signorello Seta immediately captures you with its beautiful pale gold hue as you pour a glass. The interplay of tropical fruits, citrus and lemon zest from the Sauvignon Blanc with the deeper honeyed, apricot and varietal nutty flavors of Semillon delivers a complex, nuanced wine.
The breadth of this wine as you taste is captivating; creamy and textured with a long, rich finish of caramel, toffee and candied peaches. This wine will continue to evolve in bottle with age, it’s striking richness will set it apart in the years to come.
2018 brought in a seamless growing season for Napa Valley. The winter was plentiful with record breaking rains that finally ended the drought for the state. Budbreak and flowering progressed under near perfect conditions resulting in even fruit set with higher than average yields. The mild summer, defined by warm days and cool maritime winds allowed for long hang times. The clusters ripened with complex flavors and great phenolic development.
The grapes were picked at 23-24.5 Brix. The vintage yielded big berries with explosive flavors. The grapes were cold pressed and fermented in 40% new French Oak barrels by native yeast. The wines were left on lees in barrel during the aging process with occasional stirring. Malolactic fermentation was partially allowed to preserve freshness and energy.