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2020
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Cabernet Sauvignon
SKU: LECSN203

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
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$76 Member Price*
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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 carmelized figs, oolong tea and dark chocolate, our 2020 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 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend from four different vineyards in the heart of Napa. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Rutherford, St Helena and Yountville. The Petit Verdot comes from the Oak Knoll district. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot went through extended maceration with the Cabernet Sauvignon on skins for an average of 38 days and the Petit Verdot for an average of 30 days. It was then pressed and aged in a mix of French oak barrels (Radoux, Ermitage, and Saury) – 36% new – for 19 months before being bottled.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals:
    •  89% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 11% Petit Verdot 
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.72
  • TA: 6.3g/L 
  • Aging:
    • 19 months
    • French oak
    • 36% 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