2006 - 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 Flooding kicked off the New Year in Napa Valley, which made for great news headlines, but did little damage to dormant vines, as seasonal cover crops stabilized soils in vineyards and rain continued late into spring. Gray skies and cool, wet weather delayed bud break by a few weeks, but also kept frost at bay. By early June, the sun came out and vines began to bloom and set fruit. In mid-July, a record-setting heat wave lasted about ten days. Whatever grapes may have been sunburned were removed during the normal post-veraison cluster thinning. Seasonal and somewhat cooler weather returned in August. The mild weather pattern continued throughout the harvest, allowing for moderately paced and deliberate ripening and a long harvest period.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 17 - 22, 2005
    24.7° Brix
    Yields of 3.90 tons/acre
  • Skin Contact 25 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 17 months barrel age
    50% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 63% French, 27% American
  • Analysis 14.7% Alcohol
    5.82 g/L TA
    3.65 pH
    Bottled September 2008
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