2017 - 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 for party appetizers.

Recommended Cheese Pairings: Comte, Truffle Cheddar or Aged Cheddar

SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

Reviews 92 points Wine Spectator, James Molesworth, June 30, 2021 issue
92 points JamesSuckling.com, James Suckling, 12/16/20
90 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 9/1/21
90 points, Gold, 2022 London Wine Competition Tasting Notes Aromas of dark cocoa, ripe raspberry, and flint/mineral notes open up to sweet ripe plum, black cherry, and an oak expression of lightly toasted brioche. Full-bodied, exuberant plum and red cherry fruit flavors without a hint of the irrational. Cocoa and a hint of anise join the fruit in an elegant balance along with the oak, acid, and tannin. Supremely focused, but generous with a long finish. Vintage Notes From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Clones 51% Disney-Silverado Heritage Clone UCD 30
    49% SEE Selection Clone (Heritage clone budwood)
  • Harvest Info September 28, 2017
    24.3° Brix
  • Skin Contact 26 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    47% new French oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.5% Alcohol
    6.24 g/L TA
    3.52 pH
    0.05% Rs
  • Production 1,367 cases (9L)
    Bottled September 2019
  • Aging Suggestions 7-10 years peak; drink by 15-20 years