HDV Hyde & De Villaine Napa Belle Cousine 2008
A top Napa merlot and cabernet sauvignon blend made with strong French influence. Totally satisfying and memorable. I hosted a special dinner at Bobos Steak and Crab on Memorial Day. I had met with the bar manager, Brian the week before for his menu recommendations. I went with all of his choices which was more than half their menu. On the dinner day I got there a couple of hours early with the wines which were J Lassalle NV to start, 2005 A et P de Villaine La Di Goine and finished with this wine the 2008 HdV Belle Cousine Red Table wine (Beautiful cousin -named in honor of the P in A et P. Aubert is married to Pamela who is Larry Hydes cousin. Hyde and De Villaine are the HdV).