Had this in Redding on 11.36.11 while flying the airplane simulator. Delicious!
Big Napa cab, dark berries, plums, somewhat sharp on the tannins, probably opened this bottle a few years too early.
Cherries and chocolate. A little tannic for my taste (I'm used to less tannic Napa cabs).
Smells a lot like a cherry pie, sweet and spicy. There's also a few savory notes that mix in there. Palate is back to sweet, full of big red fruit, cola, syrup. Finishes with chocolate.
Jammy nose that's a little bit raisiny, with a hint of vanilla. The mouth is smooth and dry, with a little bit of dark earth flavor mid-palate and maybe a hint of cork taint.
Sweet and spicy nose. Very nice spicy and dark cherry in the mouth. A very nice full palate with lots of dark fruits. A bit tannic on the finish.
Excellent Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Power and elegance. Plum, cassis, bit earthy and hint of spice. Really nice long finish.
External Reviews for Silverado Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District Solo
Oh, what a perfect expression of Stags Leap this is. The 100% Cab does have a soft voluptuousness, but itrsquo;s also strong in tannins, and packed with black currant and cherry flavors. Absolutely delicious now, and should hold and improve through 2015 at least.
Silverado's estate 2003 Cab is a worthy followup to their '02. So classy, only Napa makes Cabs this balanced, rich and ageworthy, and this one from Stags Leap defines Tchelistcheff's description of an iron fist in a velvet glove. Great now, although young, and will age effortlessly for at least 10 years, probably longer.
Silveradorsquo;s estate 2003 Cab is a worthy followup to their rsquo;02. So classy, only Napa makes Cabs this balanced, rich and ageworthy, and this one from Stags Leap defines Tchelistcheffrsquo;s description of an iron fist in a velvet glove. Great now, although young, and will age effortlessly for at least 10 years, probably longer.
Bold aromas of black currant, black currant leaf, plum, black cherry and kirsch. Smooth, elegant and very sleek, with a very fine texture and silky tannins. It has pure fruit and is made to impress. A bit of a bruiser but has zest and freshness. Drink: 2013.
James Suckling raves - I really like the polish to this. I think of Leoville-Las-Cases when you taste this. Winemaker Notes - Pure ripe red fruit aromas with layers of earth and spice. Broad palate with plum fruit and hints of dried herb that lead to a finish with perfectly balanced tannin.
Herersquo;s a complex, layered wine that impresses for sheer power. It floods the mouth with ripe flavors of black currants, blackberries, black cherries, dark chocolate, anise and cedar that finish deep and long. Delicious and dry, but quite closed now in tannins, and needs time. Best after 2009, at least.
WA 95pts. - JS 95pts. - James Suckling raves "I really like the polish to this. I think of Leoville-Las-Cases when you taste this." Winemaker Notes - Pure ripe red fruit aromas with layers of earth and spice. Broad palate with plum fruit and hints of dried herb that lead to a finish with perfectly balanced tannin. Crafted entirely from grapes grown on Silverado s Stags Leap Vineyard surrounding the winery, SOLO has one driving philosophy: location. One of the first three vineyards planted to Cabernet in the appellation, Silverado s Stags Leap vineyard helped establish the reputation of the District. Specific clone selection, (Silverado s on Heritage Clone, UCD 30), micro block fermentation, a restrained approach to oak aging: everything Silverado does with SOLO is tailored to honor the purity of fruit which expresses this special site in the heart of Napa Valley.
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