Hyde De Villaine

Belle Cousine Hyde Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Blend

9.2137 ratings
9.239 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck
Top Notes For
Juel Mahoney

Beautiful yet edgy stuff here, didn't expect to be so thrilled by it. Polished plums with bloody butcher's block undertow. Acidity like perfectly executed guitar distortion. A big fan of de Villaine family Bouzeron when in Burgundy for precisely this type of acidity current. Strong memory of seeking the shade in bright sunlight as a child. Poetry huh -must be a good wine... Love the bottle shape between Burgundy and Bordeaux? 2009 vintage

Beautiful yet edgy stuff here, didn't expect to be so thrilled by it. Polished plums with bloody butcher's block undertow. Acidity like perfectly executed guitar distortion. A big fan of de Villaine family Bouzeron when in Burgundy for precisely this type of acidity current. Strong memory of seeking the shade in bright sunlight as a child. Poetry huh -must be a good wine... Love the bottle shape between Burgundy and Bordeaux? 2009 vintage

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2015
Gilles de Chambure

Master Sommelier & Educator

8.7

60 merlot 40 cabs from hyde vynd partnershid with aubert de villaine of DRC and his wife pameka Fairbanks only 625 cases

60 merlot 40 cabs from hyde vynd partnershid with aubert de villaine of DRC and his wife pameka Fairbanks only 625 cases

1 person found it helpfulMar 23rd, 2013
Sean M Quinn

Just a bottle of Napa Valley happiness with 70% Merlot and 30% Cab Sauv

Just a bottle of Napa Valley happiness with 70% Merlot and 30% Cab Sauv

Jul 5th, 2016
Craig Sedmak

Fun wine....

Fun wine....

Mar 19th, 2016
David Devan

Pulled the cork and it was perfect from the start. Cab, Mer, Malb, Pet Sir, Pet Ver, Cab Fra. Fun blend. A beautiful holiday gift from our dear friend Louise Newquist.

Pulled the cork and it was perfect from the start. Cab, Mer, Malb, Pet Sir, Pet Ver, Cab Fra. Fun blend. A beautiful holiday gift from our dear friend Louise Newquist.

Feb 22nd, 2016
Chris Hyde

Showing very well.

Showing very well.

Dec 18th, 2015
Chris Hyde

In a good place. Perfect with tri tip dinner!

In a good place. Perfect with tri tip dinner!

Nov 1st, 2015
Eddie Townsend

Winery Ambassador Hyde de Villaine

9.6

I probably shouldn't rate wines that were made by my current employer but this is delicious and holding up so well, I simply couldn't help it.

I probably shouldn't rate wines that were made by my current employer but this is delicious and holding up so well, I simply couldn't help it.

Jul 13th, 2015
Jeremiah A. Flores

Double-decanted, 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet gem.

Double-decanted, 52% Merlot and 48% Cabernet gem.

May 7th, 2015
WineMascot

Nose was a bit vegetal but great great dark red fruit and chocolate mid

Nose was a bit vegetal but great great dark red fruit and chocolate mid

May 1st, 2015