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2017 Silverado Vineyards Abel Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

2017 Silverado Vineyards Abel Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District

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Pronounced aromas of ripe red and black cherries and rose petals. A burst of sweet red cherries, pomegranate, and plum greet the palate. Hints of vanilla, cola, and clove. Striking energy, smooth and refined tannins, and a long cherry finish.

Winemaker Notes

Very approachable in its youth. 5-8 years peak; drink by 10-12 years.

Food Pairing Notes

Recommended Cheese Pairing: Grana Padano.


100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Specs

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District
Vineyard Designation
Silverado Vineyard
Harvest Date
September 28, 2017
24.4° Brix
6.85 g/L
3.43 pH
18 months barrel age in 48% new French oak
Bottling Date
June 2019
Alcohol %

Production Notes

From abundant winter rains to cool spring weather, warm summer temperatures and October’s wildfires, 2017 is a memorable vintage. Plentiful winter rains helped refresh our vines and led to a cool, mild spring. Due in part to these warmer temperatures, 90% of Napa Valley’s grape tonnage was harvested before the wine country wildfires began. Based on Silverado’s house wine style, we typically pick early and were fortunate to have 100% of our fruit harvested with no smoke impact.

Vineyard Notes

100% Silverado Vineyard. Napa Valley’s wine history is deeply rooted in the California Gold Rush (1848–1855) and the prosperity-seeking pioneers who settled around San Francisco. One such pioneer was California gold miner, saloonkeeper, and grape-grower, Abel McFarland. In 1872, McFarland purchased land north of Napa along the Silverado Trail and planted vineyards. Ten years later, Silverado purchased the site and extraordinary vineyard – which is where we source the grapes for our SOLO Cabernet. Each year we select distinctive blocks of a special field selection from this same vineyard and create a one-of-a-kind, single-vineyard Cabernet in Abel’s honor


660 cases produced