2003 - SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

In 1968, Harry See planted the Silverado Vineyard to Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the next two decades with careful vine selection and cultivation, the Silverado Clone emerged becoming the only Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon designated as a “Heritage Clone”, by the University of California, Davis. Each year, we honor this select clone designation with SOLO.

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SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes The year began with rain, then unusually hot weather in March kicked off the growing season. Five more inches of rain in May kept the vines healthy and vigorous, delayed bloom and fruit set, and assured us of a large crop. Summer was pleasant and mild, but by September’s foggy mornings, growers and winemakers began to squirm about ripening. Just in time, several days of ninety-plus temperatures at the end of the month got the harvest off and running.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 4, 2002
    24.0° Brix
    Yields of 4.20 tons/acre
  • Skin Contact 29 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16 months barrel age
    21% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 83% French, 17% American
  • Analysis 14.2% Alcohol
    5.86 g/L TA
    3.66 pH
    Bottled September 2005
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