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2003 – 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.

APPELLATION: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

COOPERAGE: 16 months barrel age
21% new oak. New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 83% French, 17% American

Vintage Notes

The year began with rain, then unusually hot weather in March kicked off the growing season. Five more inches of rain in May kept the vines healthy and vigorous, delayed bloom and fruit set, and assured us of a large crop. Summer was pleasant and mild, but by September’s foggy mornings, growers and winemakers began to squirm about ripening. Just in time, several days of ninety-plus temperatures at the end of the month got the harvest off and running.


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

October 4, 2002
24.0° Brix
Yields of 4.20 tons/acre

Skin Contact

29 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

16 months barrel age
21% new oak
New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 83% French, 17% American


14.2% Alcohol
5.86 g/L TA
3.66 pH
Bottled September 2005


Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

94 Points – Tasting Panel Magazine
Wine Club Price: $60.00
Retail: $75.00
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