1991 - Cabernet Sauvignon

The hallmark of a great Cabernet vineyard is that it produces fine wine year after year, maintaining consistent high quality and asserting its unique character over different vintages.  Originally planted in 1969, Silverado Vineyards was among the first to establish the reputation of the Stags Leap District for fine Cabernet Sauvignon.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes The 1991 vintage had very late bud break after a record cold winter; a larger crop than 1990, it was a cool spring and summer, with no fall rains, and a late harvest. The wine is not as soft as 1990, but with a firmer backbone, deeper color, richer.
  • Varietal 97% Cabernet Sauvignon
    3% Merlot
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 90% Silverado Vineyard
    10% Mt George
  • Harvest Info September 27 - October 28, 1991
  • Skin Contact 14 to 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 13 - 17 months of barrel age
    35% new oak barrels
  • Analysis 13.1% Alcohol
    7.3 g/L TA
    3.50 pH