HDV Belle Cousine 2019


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“The 2019 Belle Cousine, 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Merlot from Hyde, is fabulous. Bright and focused, the 2019 bristles with energy. Strong Cabernet inflections give this mid-weight red tons of aromatic presence to match its mid-weight personality. Dark red/blue fruits, mint, blood orange, spice, leather and mocha are some at the notes that emerge over time. Like all the best wines here, the Belle Cousine otters outstanding focus, clarity and freshness. Drinking window: 2025-2039. 95 points

Despite the names of its two co-founders, Hyde De Villaine remains an under-the-radar gem. The winery is in the town of Napa, pretty far removed from the rest of Napa Valley. Guillaume Boude crafts subtle and nuanced wines that emphasize freshness and verve more than anything else. Over the years, I have been so impressed with how these wines age, although they are pretty compelling young, too.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/23)