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

2018 – 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: 15 months barrel age
43% new oak. New oak profile: 85% French, 15% Hungarian
Overall oak profile: 78% French, 15% Hungarian, 7% American

Vintage Notes

February saw abundant rains, with filtered light in spring and early summer. Bud break occurred late, but under ideal weather conditions, creating a plentiful, even fruit set. Summer brought generous sun and cooler marine influences, uninterrupted by major heat spikes. Extended fall sunshine and moderate heat allowed the fruit to accumulate flavor complexity with gradual increases in sugar levels.

Tasting Notes

Elegant and focused with intense aromas and flavors of fresh raspberry, red and black cherries, dark cocoa, sambuca, and a hint of toasty vanilla. Full-bodied, with velvety tannins and the signature Stags Leap District mineral notes that are well-knit with the fruit and oak, leading to a long and bright 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


61% SEE Selection Clone (Heritage clone budwood)
34% Disney-Silverado Heritage Clone UCD 30
5% UCD 4/6/7 Clones

Harvest Info

October 18 & 22, 2018
23.9° Brix

Skin Contact

20 days of skin contact

Oak Profile

15 months barrel age
43% new oak
New oak profile: 85% French, 15% Hungarian
Overall oak profile: 78% French, 15% Hungarian, 7% American


14.4% Alcohol
5.72 g/L TA
3.51 pH
0.03% Rs


1,298 cases (9L)

Aging Suggestions

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