Silverado Vineyards NV SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon2 Bottle Shot 72 dpi
Red Wine Solo

2002 – 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.

2002 was the inaugural vintage of SOLO.

APPELLATION: Stags Leap District, Napa Valley

VARIETAL: Cabernet Sauvignon

COOPERAGE: 16.5 months barrel age
41% new oak. New oak profile: 100% French Overall oak profile: 90% French, 10% American

Vintage Notes

Until the very end, 2002 was a mild season with few hot spells, and maturation was slow. It started icily, with frost in April and rains in May. After veraison, warm days and cool nights accelerated ripening, and by September the real heat kicked in, leading to a compressed harvest. Intense flavors and excellent balance were the happy results of the cool summer, and richness the outcome of warm picking weather.


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

September 21 – October 8, 2002
26.3° Brix
Yields of < 4 tons/acre

Skin Contact

26 days of skin contact


14.7% Alcohol
6.19 g/L TA
3.53 pH
Bottled September 2004