2016 - SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon

Awarded 94 points from Virginie Boone, Wine Enthusiast.

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 The near-perfect 2016 growing season started early, saw ideal weather conditions throughout and wrapped up as the valley's first significant fall rainstorm arrived on October 14. Thanks to a relatively steady and mild July and August and then a series of warm days at the end of the growing season, vineyards were able to progress to perfect ripeness. Tasting Notes Whether you lay down this full-bodied Cabernet for six months or 20 years, your senses will be delighted with aromas of black cassis, layers of black tea, earth and a touch of dark baking chocolate. Dense, refined tannins provide a velvety texture. The palate is full of mixed berries, dark chocolate, Chai tea and a dusting of sweet graham cracker crumbles await you on the finish. Reviews 94 points from Wine Enthusiast, Virginie Boone, December 2019 issue
93 points from Wine Advocate, Lisa Perrotti-Brown, 1/31/19
93 points from jamessuckling.com, James Suckling, 11/19/18
93 points from Decanter, Elin McCoy, 5/29/19
90 points from Wine & Spirits, Joshua Greene, October 2019 issue & Year's Best US Cabernets Blends, December issue
  • Varietal 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Appellation Stags Leap District
  • Vineyard 100% Silverado Vineyard
  • Harvest Info October 2 - 6, 2016
    24.3° Brix
  • Skin Contact 22 days of skin contact
  • Oak Profile 16.5 months barrel age
    43% new oak
    Overall oak profile: 100% French
  • Analysis 14.4% Alcohol
    6.00 g/L TA
    3.54 pH
    0.05% Rs
  • Production 1,313 cases (9L)