2009 - 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.


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SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes Compare the nearly thirty days of intense frost from spring 2008 to the fewer than five frost incidents in 2009, the start to the vintage was much less eventful for growers who were able to sleep nights not worrying about the threat of frost. Late spring rains delayed irrigation needs, and the warm spell in June helped curtail excessive canopy development. The nearly 14 days of 100°F plus temperatures that mark a typical growing season, 2009 counted perhaps only four or five overall, helping to reduce demand for water when the resource was relatively scarce. Tasting Notes Fragrant bouquet of sweet spices and dried herbs with flavors of red Fuji apple and a layer of lightly toasted oak. Full-bodied with a strongly-balanced core of deliciousness.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 7 - 8, 2009
    23.5° Brix
    Yields of 3.38 tons/acre
  • Skin Contact 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 19 months barrel age
    45% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 13.9% Alcohol
    5.88 g/L TA
    3.64 pH
    Bottled August 2011