2020
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
Appearance: 

Bright and clear, pale gold

Aroma: 

Our 2020 LVE Chardonnay is full, rich and balanced. The nose boasts aromas of white fruit, star jasmine and honeydew melon. 

Palate: 

Full, rich and long on the palate, it’s reminiscent of crème anglaise and toasted brioche with a hint of nutmeg and citrus zest.

Winemaking
Vintage Notes: 

Our Chardonnay comes from vineyards in Carneros which is a sub AVA of Napa. The vineyards are on a blend of soil types ranging from sandy soils to slightly heavier, clay-based soils. 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.

Tech Notes
  • Appellation: Carneros
  • Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • PH: 3.42
  • TA: 6.0 g/L
  • Aging: 10 months in French oak barrels. 30% new
Pairs Well With
Meats & Fish:
Grilled Salmon or Butter Poached Lobster
Cheese & Nuts:
light cream cheeses
Fruits & Vegetables:
Apple & Goat Cheese Walnut Salad
SKU: LECHCN203
$45