Belle Cousine is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon from the Hyde Vineyard on the eastern side of Los Carneros. Steady temperatures translate to even growth and slow ripening of fruit which help preserve the mineral and fresh components in the wine. The vines are 14-30 years old and grow on shallow loam over clay hardpan. The wine is aged for 22 months in 30% New French Oak. No fining or filtration.
Firm yet elegant, Belle Cousine displays black cherry and fresh blackcurrant notes that build into a delightfully long-lasting finish. Even in its youth, this wine displays depth and harmony that guarantees it will drink spectacularly for years to come!