2019
Legend Vineyard Exclusive

Chardonnay
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. 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. LVE brings together classic elegance, rich complexity and modern soul.

Tasting Notes
Aroma: 

Our 2019 LVE Chardonnay is full, rich and balanced. The nose boasts aromas of white fruit, star jasmine and mango.

Palate: 

Long on the palate, it’s reminiscent of caramelized butter and almond with a hint of cardamom and citrus zest.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Our Chardonnay comes from two vineyards in Carneros which is a sub AVA of Napa. The first vineyard is on a gentle slope with sandy soils the other is on slightly heavier, clay-based soils. Although the vineyards are only 1.5 miles away from each other, there is a 3 week difference between their harvest dates due to the difference in the soil. The heavier soils allow for a gentle maturation which provides a richer mouthfeel while the sandy, sloped vineyard provides an aromatic lift. Together, the fruit harmonizes to great a well-balanced Chardonnay. The wine was 100% barrel fermented in a mix of Francois Frere and Baron oak barrels – 38% new – for 8 months before bottling. The wine went through 100% malolactic fermentation with a mix of native and inoculated ferments.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • pH: 3.64
  • TA:  5.3 g/L
  • Ageing:
    •  8 Months
    • 100% French oak 
    • 38% New 
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Delicate White Fish or Poultry Dishes; Oysters on the half shell
Cheese & Nuts:
light cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Kiwi Fruit
Sauces:
Cream Sauces – butter
Grains:
Mushroom Quiche
SKU:
LECHN193
Price: $45
Your Price: $36
You Save: $9 (20%)