Silverado Vineyards NV SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon2 Bottle Shot 72 dpi
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2017 – 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
47% new French oak. Overall oak profile: 100% French

Vintage Notes

From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact.

Tasting Notes

Aromas of dark cocoa, ripe raspberry, and flint/mineral notes open up to sweet ripe plum, black cherry, and an oak expression of lightly toasted brioche. Full-bodied, exuberant plum and red cherry fruit flavors without a hint of the irrational. Cocoa and a hint of anise join the fruit in an elegant balance along with the oak, acid, and tannin. Supremely focused, but generous with a long finish.


92 points Wine Spectator, James Molesworth, June 30, 2021 issue
92 points, James Suckling, 12/16/20
90 points Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, 9/1/21
90 points, Gold, 2022 London Wine Competition


100% Cabernet Sauvignon


Stags Leap District


100% Silverado Vineyard


51% Disney-Silverado Heritage Clone UCD 30
49% SEE Selection Clone (Heritage clone budwood)

Harvest Info

October 2 – 6, 2016
24.3° Brix

Skin Contact

26 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

18 months barrel age
47% new French oak
Overall oak profile: 100% French


14.5% Alcohol
6.24 g/L TA
3.52 pH
0.05% Rs


1,367 cases (9L)
Bottled September 2019

Aging Suggestions

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