2012 - 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 Textbook conditions saw near-ideal spring bud break, steady flowering, even fruit set, and a lengthy stretch of warm days and cool and often foggy nights during the long summer months. Late and light rains held off until grapes found optimal ripeness, bringing exceptional quality with a smooth balance of acids and sugars. This vintage, while as much as 30% higher than the past two years' smaller crops, is on par with near-normal quantity. Tasting Notes Dark inky purple in the glass. This wine offers bold aromas of raspberry, dark cherry and violets along with a hint of spicy toasty oak. The fresh berry notes carry over onto the palate and combine with ripe plum, evolving into unsweetened chocolate on the finish. This is a balanced and harmonious wine with a soft mouth-feel and a lengthy and pleasant finish. It has a long evolution ahead of it in the bottle and will cellar gracefully for 20 years or more.
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 11, 13 and 18, 2012
  • Skin Contact 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 18 months barrel age
    45% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.3% Alcohol
    6.10 g/L TA
    3.52 pH