ABOUT THIS WINE
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.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
94 Points - "The Millers purchased their Silverado Vineyard in 1978; originally planted in 1884, it was one of the first vineyards in what would become the Stags Leap District. Cabernet grows to luxurious textures and gentle tannins in these gravelly loam and clay soils, particularly in 2013, the vintage that produced this powerful and gracious wine. As Senior Editor Luke Sykora pointed out, “It’s a luxury wine that’s delicious rather than aggressive—it’s smooth, sweet and inviting.” As ripe as it is, the fruit feels healthy, the tannins layering rich earthiness into the flavor." - Wine & Spirits
93 Points - "The sweet ripe blackcurrant nose is tinged by a slight chlorine note but the palate delivers with cassis and pencil shavings layered upon tart plums. It is tannic but not tough as the fruit bursts through." - Decanter
93 Points - "A firm and silky red with blackberry, lavender and lilac aromas and flavors. Full-bodied, firm and refined. A little subdued now but should open with a few years of bottle age." - James Suckling
90 Points - "This is 100% varietal, from a heritage clone named for the owner and the winery, the Disney Silverado Heritage Clone. It contributes a dusty earthiness to the wine, a density and purity of fruit deep in dense blueberry and blackberry unctuousness. Cedar and graphite season it well, as firm, thick tannins fill up the finish." - Wine Enthusiast
The 2013 Silverado SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon opens with bold aromas of red berries and spice. Full-bodied with lush flavors of cherry, black raspberry and sweet black fruit with a layer of lightly toasted oak and cola.