2016 - 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.

Pair the SOLO with this Parmesan-Portobello Fries recipe

Recommended Cheese Pairings: Comte, Truffle Cheddar or Aged Cheddar

SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

Tasting Notes Aromas of black cassis, layers of black tea, earth, and a touch of dark baking chocolate. Dense, refined tannins provide a velvety texture. The palate is full of mixed berries, dark chocolate, Chai tea and a dusting of sweet graham cracker crumbles await you on the finish. Reviews 97 points, Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May, July 2022 issue
96 points Blue Lifestyle, Anthony Dias Blue, 10/3/20
95 points, wine.com, Wilfred Wong, 2/9/22
94 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, December 2019 issue
93 points The Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 1/31/19
93 points jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, 11/19/18
93 points Decanter, Elin McCoy, 5/29/19
92 points, Decanter, 2016 Vintage California Cabernet Panel December 2020 issue
91 points, Gold 2021 London Wine Competition
90 points Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene, October 2019 issue & Year's Best US Cabernets Blends, December issue
Gold, 2022 San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition Vintage Notes The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 2 - 6, 2016
    24.3° Brix
  • Skin Contact 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16.5 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    6.00 g/L TA
    3.54 pH
    0.05% Rs
  • Production 1,313 cases (9L)
  • Aging Suggestions 7-10 years peak; drink by 15-20 years