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

2012 – 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
45% new oak. New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 100% French

Vintage Notes

Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality with a smooth balance of acids and sugars. This vintage, while as much as 30% higher than the past two years’ smaller crops, is on par with near-normal quantity.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of dried fruits, flowers, and hints of anise, toasty oak, and baking spices that carry over to the palate. Red fruit compote and plum flavors combine with savory and rich tertiary notes of leather, tobacco, and espresso. Balanced and harmonious with a soft mouthfeel and a lengthy, fine-grained finish. This is the perfect age to enjoy this elegant, full-bodied Cabernet.


93 points,, James Suckling, 7/28/15
91 points, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 6/1/15
91 points Decanter, Linda Murphy, 11/7/15


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

October 11, 13 and 18, 2012

Skin Contact

22 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

18 months barrel age
45% new oak
New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 100% French


14.3% Alcohol
6.10 g/L TA
3.52 pH


SuggestionsCurrently at its peak (10 years old); Drink by 17-22 years