Silverado Vineyards

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 51
Vintage: 2010

Silverado Vineyards


Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced


In 1968, our Stags Leap vineyard became the third planted to Cabernet in the Stags Leap Appellation. Over the next few years, more acreage was devoted to Cabernet with cuttings, or field selections, taken from the original block. What emerged over time was a distinct clone which showed an intense character of plum, red currant, blueberry and cassis. In the early 1990s, the University of California at Davis acknowledged this unique vine with the "Heritage" designation. It is one of only three Napa Valley Cabernets to attain this status – and the only one from Stags Leap District. It is the heart and soul of our single-vineyard wine, SOLO. We are happy to offer this unique bottling, comprised exclusively of this special clone, Heritage Silverado - UCD 30.

Aging Process

18 months in French oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.65
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Jonathan Emmerich

Winemaker, Silverado Vineyards

Winemaker, Jonathan Emmerich

In 1990 Jon Emmerich joined Jack Stuart as winemaker at Silverado Vineyards; in 2015, Emmerich celebrated his 25th anniversary. In the just over three decades since it was established, Silverado Vineyards has benefited from Stuart and Emmerich's five decades of winemaking experience at the estate.

Country born: United States

Education: In 1985, Jonathan interned in the Cognac region in France. After graduating from The University of California, Davis in 1987 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Fermentation Science with an emphasis in Enology, he worked a harvest at Stag's Leap Wine Cellars. He then spent a year at Conn Creek Winery and Sebastiani Vineyards before joining Silverado Vineyards as a Lab Technician in 1990.

Jonathan soon moved into the position of assistant winemaker and became associate winemaker in 1997. He was named winemaker one year later.

Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years

Honors / Awards:
Jon is past president of the Napa Valley Wine Tech Group and past president of the Winemaking Techniques Committee of the California Enological Research Association. He is currently on the Board of The Trellis Alliance, an advisory committee to The University of California, Davis Viticulture and Enology Department.

Winemaking Philosophy:
People talk about a winemaker being an artist, but I never start with a blank canvas. There is a quality to the sites, and to the fruit, that shows itself every year no matter what the vintage brings. I've been working with our estate for over 25 years and still ask everyday, what can we do to make the wine better? My work is to bring the qualities of the estate to the wine, to make wines of harmony and depth.

2756 Alvarado Street
San Leandro  CA  94577


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