I’m very excited about this wine, because it represents the best value we’ve posted on this website to date. While technically not a second label of Signorello, Edge is a side project between Ray Signorello Jr. and three of his childhood friends, so the pedigree is certainly there. This Napa Cabernet is deep ruby in color and is bursting with aromas of dark berries such as black current, black cherry and raspberry. There are also hints of ripe strawberry and chocolate with a vanilla bean undertone. The palate brings in the pepper and spice and well integrated oak. I really like how the winemaker balanced the oak and grape tannins. This is a well made wine that blows away most other Cabernet Sauvignon in this price range. For $20, I’d buy it by the case. Food Pairing Suggestions: I’d like to take this Edge and pair it with a beautiful rib eye cooked medium rare with some veggies on the side. Serve that to your special someone and you’re good to go for the night. It simply doesn’t get any sexier than a big hunk of red meat and a stunning bottle of wine. For a little less amorous pairing try it with a nice hamburger or a roasted rack of lamb. Because there is a touch of sweetness in the wine, I could also see bringing this out at dessert with a dark chocolate soufflé.
Very nice cab, especially for the price. Very smooth, very flavorful. My favorite local restaurant was serving the 2007 Edge by the glass, and it was always a treat to have a glass with their steaks. The 2008 is just as good at home with a grilled New York Strip, Filet or Rib-Eye. I definitely recommend Edge for those interested in a moderately -priced, excellent tasting California cabernet.