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Belle Cousine

Dark red in color, the wine shows a very refined nose of fresh blueberry, lavender and cassis with a hint of cedar notes. The intense blue shaded fruit lifts from the glass with a clear but subtle minerality. While dense and concentrated, the fine tannins display elegance in harmony with the fresh acidity.

 Producer HdV Wines
 Region Napa Valley
 Country United States
 Varietals MerlotCabernet Sauvignon
 Vintage 2010

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About the Producer

HdV Wines
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HdV Wines

Napa, California, United States Napa, California, United States

HdV is a family venture between Hyde Vineyards of Napa Valley and Aubert & Pamela de Villaine of Burgundy, France. Aubert de Villaine, married to the Hyde’s cousin Pamela F. de Villaine, is one of Burgundies most recognized individuals. Born and raised in the rich traditions of France’s greatest winemaking...

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