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

2015 – Solo Cabernet Sauvignon

Awarded 92 points from Wine Spectator.

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: 17 months barrel age
50% new oak. New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 89% French, 11% American

Vintage Notes

The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in the late winter and early spring. This resulted in an early bud break and bloom. Colder temperatures in May (during the peak of bloom) caused uneven fruit set which ultimately resulted in a much smaller crop in 2015, compared to both average yields and the three abundant years that preceded it. As a result, winemakers worked together with vineyard crews and employed new technologies, like optical sorting, to ensure they picked and crushed only the best quality grapes. The harvest was one of the earliest on record in Napa Valley.

Tasting Notes

Bright red plum, lively cherry fruit, red currant, and hints of tobacco leaf and sage. A full-bodied palate with mineral nuances and an elegant structure. Subtle notes of coffee and vanilla linger on the finish.


97 points The Tasting Panel Magazine, Meridith May, April 2020 issue
93 points, Wilfred Wong, 1/19/21
92 points Wine Spectator, James Molesworth, August 31, 2019 issue
91 points Decanter Magazine, December 2019 issue, Californian Cabernet 2015 – London Panel Tasting on 9/17/19
91 points, Gold, 2021 Sommelier Choice Awards
Gold, 2021 TexSom International Wine Awards


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard

Harvest Info

September 9 – 11, 2015

Skin Contact

21 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

17 months barrel age
50% new oak
New oak profile: 100% French
Overall oak profile: 89% French, 11% American


14.3% Alcohol
6.40 g/L TA
3.46 pH

Aging Suggestions

7-10 years peak; drink by 15-20 years