2000 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

Our wines from 1981 to 1988 could not carry the “Stags Leap District” label simply because the appellation had yet to be formally recognized. Unfortunately, just as the appellation was being approved, our Silverado Vineyard was hit with the scourge of phylloxera. It wasn’t until 1998 that we could once again create a singular wine from this storied site. For the next four vintages, we worked with various blends from the vineyard to create a wine with the classic forward fruit, firm structure, and supple tannins that are the hallmarks of Stags Leap District. That effort culminated in the introduction of SOLO in 2002, to honor Silverado’s own Heritage Clone.

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2000 Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
With the exception of a brief heatwave in June that reminded us of 1981, and a trace amount of rain during late August and early September (just enough to keep the dust down), the 2000 growing season was nearly perfect. Warm afternoons and cold nights led up to a mild harvest season—the best kind, according to winemakers. Vineyard yields, below average the year before, returned to near normal.
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest Date
September 21 - 6, 2000
6.35 g/L
3.67 pH
20 months barrel age in 75% new oak
Bottling Date
October 2002
Alcohol %