Hyde de Villaine Napa Valley Red 2002

$69.99

SKU 725

750ml

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Thanks to the maturity of the grapes, careful fruit sorting and patient fermentation, our HdV Red shows layers of black cherry fruit and a gentle sweetness. This distinctive profile gives to the immediate drinker a key to appreciate the young wine. The combination of sweet spices, firm tannins and a solid frame of acidity contribute to the long finish of the wine.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Hyde de Villaine
Alcohol/vol 14.1%
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Wine EnthusiastThis is a wine rich in oak, flavorful berry-cherry flavors and sturdy tannins. It's young now, with a rather rasping mouthfeel, but is balanced. Turns a bit sharp on the finish, but should improve in the short haul. Drink now through 2006.

Steve Heimoff, June 1, 2005
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Wine SpectatorSleek and supple, with polished currant, black cherry, cedar and fresh earth scents. Wins points for elegance and delicacy. Finishes with firm, integrated tannins. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Best from 2006 through 2012. 887 cases made.

James Laube, May 15, 2005