2011 Signorello Seta Napa Valley White Blend

Wine Review: 2011 Signorello Seta Napa Valley White Blend

Signorello Seta: There is a particular character of lustiness in this wine that I fine quite endearing. Not often does the blend of 62% Semillon and 38% Sauvignon blanc packaged together develop a depth that can rise to that descriptor. This one gets there and then some. The racy peach aromas mingle with honey suckle blossom and tropical melon creating a seductive bouquet that envelope the olfactory senses with pleasure. The sensual flavors will quickly become a driving force when the full throttle cascade of citrus and mineral expressions assault the palate. This wine will do Ok as a standalone sipper but it cries out for a companion of qualified cuisine. Fresh shucked Fanny Bay oysters with peppered vodka granita come to mind or American Sturgeon roe served on fresh potato gaufrette with a dollop of chive creme fraiche will pair well.

Rating: Excellent (91)| $42 | 14.4% ABV

2011 Signorello Seta Napa Valley


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Marc has held almost every position in the food & wine industry and is committed to Celebrating Hospitality with Pride. In addition to being the co-founder and editor-at-large for Enobytes, Marc is a wine blogger contributor to OregonLive.com (Wine Bytes) and writes the Wine Knowledge column in the print magazine About Face. The Contra Costa County Times, San Jose Mercury News, Tacoma Times Tribune and Washington Post have either interviewed or quoted Marc on his viniferous and culinary opinions. Marc has also appeared on Portland's "Vine Time" on News Radio 750 KXL and on California's Central Coast "From the Growing of the Grape to the Glass" on KUHL-AM 1410. He is also the author of A History of Pacific Northwest Cuisine: Mastodons to Molecular Gastronomy. While continuing to tenaciously search for what he may finally proclaim as his favorite wine Marc is relentless in his quest for the ultimate food and wine experience.


  1. Kenny L. February 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM - Reply

    Excellent review. I am always searching for unique blends and this one sounds like the perfect wine to break out of the Chardonnay doldrums.

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  3. Napa Hotel March 25, 2013 at 1:08 PM - Reply

    This was a very accurate review. Spot on with the roe and oysters as companion tastes.

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