2018
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Cabernet Sauvignon
Description

The perfect harmony of passion, eloquence and Napa Valley tradition, LVE wines are a unique series of rich, soulful and complex notes inspired by true love, produced in collaboration with Napa Valley’s renowned Raymond Vineyards.
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.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opening with alluring aromas of oolong tea, caramelized figs and dark chocolate our 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses.

Palate: 

Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of cassis and cocoa nibs are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with complex flavors make this an immensely enjoyable wine.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from three different vineyards, located in St Helena, Yountville and Rutherford. The grapes from Rutherford provide the backbone and structure. The St Helena grapes bring out the fresher aromatics, the sweetness and intensity found in Cabernet Sauvignon. The vineyard in St Helena adds a savory, silky element. The Petit Verdot comes from a cool climate vineyard in Oak Knoll which brings out the texture and its spicier nature. The Cabernet Sauvignon went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins for 49 days. It was then pressed and aged in a mix of French oak barrels (Ermitage, Seguin Moreau) – 31% new – for 18 months before being bottled.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals:
    •  86% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 14% Petit Verdot 
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.68
  • TA: 5.4g/L 
  • Aging:
    • 18  months
    • French oak
    • 31 % New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Prime Bone-in Ribeye
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses
Sauces:
Blackcurrant Glaze
SKU:
LECSN183
$85