Silverado Vineyards NV SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon2 Bottle Shot 72 dpi
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2011 – 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

APPELLATION: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

COOPERAGE: 18 months barrel age
42% new French oak. Overall oak profile: 100% French

Vintage Notes

What began with a wet winter and spring continued with rainfall into mid-June that delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set resulting in shatter in parts of the region set the stage for a long, cooler-than-average growing season. This timetable continued through the somewhat cool summer season. Few high heat events occurred at any point this year, vine canopies were opened up to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The shatter resulting from the rain events in June was variable by vineyard location hitting some locations harder. We had a later-than-average harvest beset with early October rain storm.

Tasting Notes

The nose is accented with aromas of anise, earth and violet notes. Flavors of fresh, crushed red raspberry and dried cherry, with hints of white pepper and earth. Pleasing acid refreshes the mid-palate in advance of a long finish marked with the essence of mineral, gravel and flint.


91 points Decanter
91 points Wine Enthusiast


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

October 19 and 25, 2011
22.5° Brix
Yields of 2.60 tons/acre

Skin Contact

17 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

18 months barrel age
42% new French oak
Overall oak profile: 100% French


13.3% Alcohol
5.95 g/L TA
3.50 pH
Bottled August 2014


Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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