Silverado Vineyards

Heritage Clone
2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 136
Vintage

2017

Silverado Vineyards

Heritage Clone

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stags Leap District

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • The Silverado Vineyard, planted in 1884, was a pioneer Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in the Stags Leap District nested appellation
  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from steep, shale terraces that produce intense fruit with plum and cassis
  • 100% Silverado FPS 30, the only Cabernet Sauvignon Heritage Clone from Stags Leap District
  • The only chance to acquire the wine that is the foundation of our 2017 SOLO bottling

In 1981, Ron and Diane Miller established Silverado Vineyards to make wine from the historic vineyards of their estate. The beautiful fruit from our vineyards is the source of our estate and single vineyards wine - the Miller family's highest expression of the Napa Valley they love and admire. This one-of-a-kind wine uniquely named "Heritage Clone" is 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon hailing from the steep, shale terraces that produce intense fruit with plum and cassis.


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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