2014 - SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

Recent winner of three 'Best in Show' awards, 95 points and a gold medal at the London Wine Competition!

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 A series of warm days and cool nights pushed Napa Valley’s vintners and growers across the annual harvest finish line by the third week of October. This year’s harvest will go down as one of the earliest ever in Napa Valley and it will also be noted for near-perfect weather throughout the growing season, resulting in a fairly abundant and very high-quality crop. In spite of the drought, vintners are using words like, “quality,” “depth of flavor” and “excellent” to describe their expectations for the 2014 vintage. Many are also using “good fortune” among the blessings they are counting in a season where Mother Nature threw a curveball. Tasting Notes This bold Cabernet Sauvignon has aromas of dark fruit with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and cassis. Intense fruit, dark chocolate, toasty oak, and spice lead to a velvety, long finish with refined tannins. Reviews 95 points, Gold, Best Wine by Varietal (Cabernet Sauvignon), Best Wine by Country (USA) and Best Wine by Packaging at the 2020 London Wine Competition
93 points from Decanter, William Kelley, 5/31/2017
92 points from jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, 5/5/17
90 points from Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene, August 2018
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info September 23 and 29, 2014
  • Skin Contact 23 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 19 months barrel age
    38% new oak
    New oak profile: 100% French
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.2% Alcohol
    7.00 g/L
    3.31 pH