2017 Silverado Vineyards Abel Cabernet Sauvignon, Stags Leap District
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
Stags Leap District
September 28, 2017
18 months barrel age in 48% new French oak
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.
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