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2017 Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2017 Silverado Vineyards Solo Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

92 Points - Wine Spectator
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SKU: CSS177

Aromas of dark cocoa, ripe raspberry, and flint/mineral notes open up to sweet ripe plum, black cherry, and an oak expression of lightly toasted brioche. Full-bodied, exuberant plum and red cherry fruit flavors without a hint of the irrational. 

Awards
90 points, Gold, 2022 London Wine Competition

Winemaker Notes

7-10 years peak; drink by 15-20 years.

Food Pairing Notes

Recommended Cheese Pairings: Comte, Truffle Cheddar, or Aged Cheddar. Recommended Recipe Pairing: Parmesan-Portobello Fries - recipe on silveradovineyards.com.

Composition

100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 51% Disney-Silverado Heritage Clone UCD 30, 49% SEE Selection Clone (Heritage clone budwood).

Wine Specs

Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard Designation
Silverado Vineyard - Stag's Leap District
Harvest Date
September 28, 2017
Sugar
24.3° Brix
Acid
6.24 g/L
pH
3.52 pH
Aging
18 months barrel age in 47% new French Oak
Bottling Date
September 2019
Residual Sugar
0.05%
Alcohol %
14.4
Wine Spectator
92
Wine Enthusiast
90

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

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.

Production

1,367 cases produced