LVE Red Blend
Napa Valley 2019

The grapes for this Red Wine are from a blend of three vineyard sources. The Merlot is from Calistoga and helps give more overall fruit lift to the aromatics. The Cabernet Franc is from a vineyard in St Helena where the warmer climate helps tame some of the angularity inherent to the Cabernet Franc. The Petite Sirah is from a vineyard in Rutherford. The Rutherford soil helps enhance the inherent structure and tannins that are present in Petite Sirah. The Merlot and Cabernet Franc went through extended maceration with the wines being on the skins for 39 days. The Petite Sirah was pressed off at dryness so as not to over-extract the tannins. The wine was then aged for 19 months in small French oak barrels (Leroi) – 11% new– before being bottled.

Tasting Notes

The LVE Napa Valley Red opens with rich aromas of black currant, and sugar plum, with a hint of black pepper. The harmonious blend of structured 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 espresso and mocha.

Price

$58 single bottle, $46.40 with membership

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