Silverado Vineyards NV SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon2 Bottle Shot 72 dpi
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2010 – 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: 18 months barrel age
41% new oak. New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 100% French

Vintage Notes

Rainfall returned after three dry years, pushed bud break, flowering and fruit-set back by at least two weeks at the front end of the growing season. Due to the cloud cover, there was no frost damage in 2010. The summer brought cooler than normal temperatures, where constant vigilance and rigorous canopy management averted mildew or pest problems. The ten-day to two-week lag continued into a later than average veraison. A two-day heat spike into triple digits for the first time this season occurred in late August, with canopies thinned to adjust for the cooler season, grapes at various sites experienced some sunburn. Cooler than average temperatures returned again in early September, but gave way to warmer temperatures bringing good flavor and color development across the board.

Tasting Notes

Focused plum and cassis, herb and spice. Mid-palate texture that is lush and soft, finishing with firm tannins that through aging are starting to soften.


92 pts Decanter, Elin McCoy, 5/29/19
93+ pts Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Robert M. Parker, Jr., 10/30/2013


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

October 18 -19, 2010
23.8° Brix

Skin Contact

16 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

18 months barrel age
41% new oak
New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 100% French


14.2 % Alcohol
6.63 g/L TA
3.53 pH
Bottled August 2012


SuggestionsCurrently at its peak (10 years old), drink by 15-20 years