2016
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 star anise, blackberry compote and oolong tea our 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon entices the senses.

Palate: 

Sumptuous fruit-driven flavors with notes of pipe tobacco and cocoa nibs are harmonious and balanced. Elegant and refined tannins with a vibrant and jazzy acidity make this an immensely enjoyable wine.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

The Cabernet Sauvignon is a mix from three different vineyards, located in St Helena, Yountville and Rutherford. The riper grapes from St Helena form the backbone of the wine. The Petit Verdot comes from a cool climate vineyard in Oak Knoll which adds the textural component. The grapes were individually berry sorted and went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins from 46-47 days. It was then pressed and aged in a mix of French oak barrels – 36% new – for 18 months before being bottled.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Napa Valley 
  • Varietals:
    • 85% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 15% Petit Verdot 
  • Alcohol: 14.5% 
  • pH: 3.71
  • TA: 6.2 g/L 
  • Aging:
    • 18 months
    • French oak
    • 46% New oak
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Braised Short Ribs of Beef, Prime Bone-in Ribeye
Cheese & Nuts:
Strong Hard Cheeses
SKU:
LECSN163
$85