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2017 - SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

NEW RELEASE! Exclusively available to Wine Club in October. Available to the public in November 2020.

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.

SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

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. 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. Aging Young, will be tremendous with another 12 months of bottle age or another 10-20 years.
  • 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 Bottled September 2019
    1,367 cases (9L)