2011 - 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.

SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage Notes What began with a wet winter and spring continued with rainfall into mid-June that delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set resulting in shatter in parts of the region set the stage for a long, cooler-than-average growing season. This timetable continued through the somewhat cool summer season. Few high heat events occurred at any point this year, vine canopies were opened up to ensure sunlight, warmth and good air circulation around the grape clusters. The shatter resulting from the rain events in June was variable by vineyard location hitting some locations harder. We had a later-than-average harvest beset with early October rain storm. Tasting Notes The nose is accented with aromas of anise, earth and violet notes. Flavors of fresh, crushed red raspberry and dried cherry, with hints of white pepper and earth. Pleasing acid refreshes the mid-palate in advance of a long finish marked with the essence of mineral, gravel and flint.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 19 and 25, 2011
    22.5° Brix
    Yields of 2.60 tons/acre
  • Skin Contact 17 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    42% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 13.3% Alcohol
    5.95 g/L TA
    3.50 pH
    Bottled August 2014