2015
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Red Blend
Description

The LVE Collection by John Legend is 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.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Rich aromas of blackberry, violets and sugar plum, with a hint of tea and pepper.

Palate: 

The harmonious blend of weighty tannins from the Petite Sirah with the suppleness of Merlot creates a complex wine with length and persistence on the palate accompanied by notes of earth, espresso and mocha.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The grapes for this Red Wine are from a blend of three vineyard sources. The Petite Sirah is from a vineyard in Rutherford and from a vineyard in the northern parts of Napa Valley. The Merlot is sourced from Oak Knoll where it is able to ripen at lower sugar and alcohol levels which brings more heat. This brings out more texture in the wine and balances the tannins of the Petite Sirah. The Merlot went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins for 31 days. The wine was then aged for 20 months in a mix of tight grain, Radoux and Berthomieu French oak barrels – 15% new – before being bottled.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: 
    • 65% Petite Sirah
    • 35% Merlot
  • Alcohol: 15% ABV
  • pH: 3.71
  • TA: 5.9 g/L 
  • Ageing:
    • 20 months in French oak barrels
    • 15% New oak barrels
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Beef Tenderloin with Blackberry Dressing
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Cheeses
SKU:
LERENV153
$50