Silverado Vineyards

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2017 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 21 | Lot No. 109


Silverado Vineyards


Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced


  • The Silverado Vineyard, first planted in 1884, was the third planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the Stags Leap District nested appellation
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from steep, shale terraces that produce fruit with intense plum, red currant and cassis
  • 100% Silverado FPS 30, the only Cabernet Sauvignon heritage clone from the Stags Leap District
  • The only chance to acquire the wine that is the foundation of our 2016 SOLO bottling

In 1968, Silverado’s estate vineyard became the third planted to Cabernet Sauvignon in the Stags Leap District, now world renowned for its Cabernet Sauvignon. Over the next two decades, through careful observation and meticulous field selection, an entirely new clone of Cabernet Sauvignon emerged. The vines had adapted to Silverado Vineyard’s steep shale soils to produce fruit with intense plum, red currant and cassis characters. The University of California, Davis, acknowledged this unique vine with a “Heritage” designation. It is one of only three Cabernet Sauvignons to attain this status - and the only one from Stags Leap District. Each year, we honor this achievement with our limited release SOLO Cabernet Sauvignon, lovingly crafted from this single extraordinary clone.

Wine Facts

  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

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.

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Premiere Napa Valley Wine Collection

Winery Vintage Variety Appellation Fanciful Auction
The Hess Collection Winery 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Mount Veeder Ridge 4 22
Silverado Vineyards 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stags Leap District SOLO 21
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