2019
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: LECSN193

Our powerful boldest premium reds, dark, age-worthy wines of substance. Regardless of their grape, these heavyweights are barrel-aged and quite concentrated in flavor.

FOOD PAIRING: These big reds perform best with rich, high-protein foods such as AGED CHEESES & RED MEATS and work brilliantly with RICHER, BOLDER SAUCES too.

$95
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.

SCORE: 95 | NOVEMBER, 2022 | WINE ENTHUSIAST

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Opening with alluring aromas of dark fruits, blackberry compote and dark chocolate our 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses.

Palate: 

Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of cassis and carmelized oak 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 five different vineyards in the heart of Napa. The majority of the Cabernet Sauvignon comes from St Helena and Yountville, with a smaller amount from Rutherford that provides the structure. The Petit Verdot comes from multiple vineyards across St Helena, Rutherford, Yountville and Oak Knoll. The Cabernet Sauvignon went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins for 51 days. It was then pressed and aged in a mix of French oak barrels (Demptos, Seguin Moreau, Saury) – 42% new – for 19 months before being bottled.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals:
    •  85% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 14% Petit Verdot 
    • 1% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.83
  • TA: 5.6g/L 
  • Aging:
    • 19 months
    • French oak
    • 42% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Prime Bone-in Ribeye
Cheese & Nuts:
Hard Cheeses & Brie and Guyere
Sauces:
Blackcurrant Glaze