FUSE is the creation of Ray Signorello Jr. It is a wine that represents his passion for the old world, while embracing a more modern, Napa Valley Cabernet. The wine is sourced from three separate vineyards, one being Signorello Estate and the other two hand picked by Ray himself. The small production of less than 2,000 cases allows Ray to create a truly artisan style wine, hand selected and created to embody the fusion of styles and qualities he envisions.
86% Caberbet Sauvignon
8% Cabernet Franc
6% Petit Verdot
Both the Fuse 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon and Fuse 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon are dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon with some Syrah, Cabernet Franc and Merlot plugged into the 2014, while Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot round out the 2013. Both are soft, forward, lush, restaurant-styled Cabernets with excellent concentration, a sexy upfront style that is endearing, full red and black fruits, light tannin and medium to full body. The 2013 has slightly denser fruit, but the charm of the 2014 is undeniable. Both, meant to be drunk in their first ten or so years of life and see about 40% new French oak, are well-made wines by the owner of Signorello Estate, Ray Signorello. - Robert Parker 89 Points