2015
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

Introducing the LVE Collection by John Legend. Legend Vineyard Exclusive was a dream long in the making. As with his music, John searched for the right collaborator, a vineyard whose pursuit of the perfect blend and standards of excellence equaled his own. With roots deep in the Napa Valley and award-winning wines known for beautiful balance, finesse and power, Raymond Vineyards was the perfect match. 

SCORE: 91 | SEPEMBER 21, 2018 | WINE SPECTATOR

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opening with alluring aromas of dark fruit, dark chocolate and caramelized figs, our 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses.

Palate: 

Sumptuous flavors of juicy cassis, raspberry and toasty oak are harmonious and well-balanced with a touch of flint. Voluptuous tannins, complex flavors and a long, luxurious finish make this an immensely enjoyable wine.
 

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Cabernet Sauvignon is a mix of clones 4, 7, 29 and 169 from six distinct vineyards, located in St Helena, Yountville and our Rutherford. The Petit Verdot comes from a cool climate vineyard just south of the town of Napa. The grapes were individually berry sorted and went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins from 36-59 days. It was then pressed and aged in a mix of Demptos, Baron, Leroi and Seguin Moreau French oak barrels – 35% new – for 21 months before being bottled.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals:
    • 90% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 10% Petit Verdot 
  • Alcohol: 15% 
  • pH: 3.70 
  • TA: 6.4 g/L 
  • Aging:
    • 21 Months
    • French Oak
    • 35% New Oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Prime Bone-in Ribeye
$85