2018 - 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 Elegant and focused with intense aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry, red and black cherries, dark cocoa, sambuca, and a hint of toasty vanilla. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and the signature Stags Leap District mineral notes that are well-knit with the fruit and oak, leading to a long and bright finish. Vintage Notes February saw abundant rains, with filtered light in spring and early summer. Bud break occurred late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful, even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and cooler marine influences, uninterrupted by major heat spikes. Extended fall sunshine and moderate heat allowed the fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Clones 61% SEE Selection Clone (Heritage clone budwood)
    34% Disney-Silverado Heritage Clone UCD 30
    5% UCD 4/6/7 Clones
  • Harvest Info October 18 & 22, 2018
    23.9° Brix
  • Skin Contact 20 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 15 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    New oak profile: 85% French, 15% Hungarian
    Overall oak profile: 78% French, 15% Hungarian, 7% American
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    5.72 g/L TA
    3.51 pH
    0.03% Rs
  • Production 1,298 cases (9L)
  • Aging Suggestions 7-10 years peak; drink by 15-20 years