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

2007 – 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
42% new oak. New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 100% French

Vintage Notes

The year began dry with some very cold days and single-digit nighttime temperatures around the New Year Holiday. The season continued dry, with about 60 percent of normal precipitation throughout the appellation. Temperatures were warmer than normal as winter continued into spring, resulting in earlier budding, bloom and set in the vineyards across all varieties. The summer growing season continued on the mild to cool side, with few days topping 100 degrees, even in the warmest locations in the appellation. A heat spike around the Labor Day holiday added the boost of sugar development that growers were looking for to complement the excellent acid structure.

Tasting Notes

[Original] Pure ripe red fruit aromas with layers of earth and spice. Broad palate with plum fruit and hints of dried herb that lead to a finish with perfectly balanced tannin.


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

September 28 and 30, 2007
25.0° Brix
Yields of 3.88 tons/acre

Skin Contact

19 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

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


15.2% Alcohol
5.36 g/L TA
3.68 pH
Bottled August 2009