Silverado Vineyards NV Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Limited Bottle Shot2 72dpi
Limited Red Wine

1986 – Limited Cabernet Sauvignon

We choose the most expressive lots from an exceptional year to create an age-worthy Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon that exemplifies the vintage.

APPELLATION: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

COOPERAGE: 24 months barrel age, 78% new oak

Vintage Notes

As the record floods of February 1986 subsided, our vineyards emerged largely unscathed. The storms were followed by a two-week warm spell that accelerated bud break, resulting in the longest growing season we have ever had. Uncertain weather during bloom reduced the crop significantly but led to a greater concentration of flavor in the fruit at harvest time.


96 points from Wine Spectator, James Laube, December 15, 1990 issue


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

September 25 and October 4 and 29, 1986

Skin Contact

20 days of skin contact


13.5% Alcohol
7.40 g/L TA
3.30 pH