2019 Il Padrone
Single Vineyards Series
About the name...
This dessert wine (made in a ruby port style), is named after Bob Panella Sr's iconic 1951 Ford Anglia drag racing car.
For those that don't know, Il Padrone means 'the boss' in Italian. The car was a dominating force in it's division in the late 60's and early 70's. Driven by Ken Dondero, Il Padrone won Bakersfield Division 7 champion two years in a row, won the Winternationals once, was runner-up once, and won the Spring Nationals in Dallas.
For more info on the car, check out this article in Motor Trend.