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Date Printed: 9/30/2014
Silverado SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Silverado SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 100099)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/30/2014: $61.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 95 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2008 James Suckling rating: 94 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2007 James Suckling rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2006 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine News rating: 93 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2004 Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

An example of classic Stags Leap Cabernet Sauvignon—intense dark ripe red fruit aromas with dried herb and spice leads to a broadly structured palate with layers of berry fruit compote, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla.

On land that has supported vines since the 1880s, this vineyard was the third property planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in what became the Stags Leap District, and fruit from this property helped establish the area's reputation in the 1970s. SOLO is produced entirely from grapes grown in this vineyard, which stretches across the rocky terraces and gentle slopes between the Silverado Trail and the Napa River. It displays all the ripe and complex fruit, supple texture, and solid structure that helped define the District, the most distinctive Cabernet-growing region in the Napa Valley.

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About Silverado Vineyards:

In the heart of Napa Valley's Stags Leap District sits a rocky peak with a spectacular Mediterranean-style stone winery perched on top. That winery is the iconic Silverado Vineyards, established in 1981 by Ron and Diane Disney Miller. Thirty years later, three generations of Miller Family continue to source grapes entirely from their family-owned estate Napa vineyards. From berry to bottle, each vine growing and wine making step is dedicated to expressing the character of grapes grown on each of the wineries six historic vineyards. Expressing richness and age-worthiness, Silverado wines are unique, one-of-a-kind blends of superlative vineyard location and elegant winemaking style.