2011 Decoy Napa County Red Wine

2011 Decoy Napa County Red Wine

Appellation
Napa Valley

Type
Red
Varietal
Red Blend
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Our 2011 Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine offers a lush and appealing expression of Bordeaux-varietal winemaking.

Wine Profile
Vineyard Notes
15 vineyards harvested
Production Notes
Varietal Content 47% Merlot, 36% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot Cooperage 100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 Gallons) Barrel Aging: 12 Months Age of Barrels: 35% new, 65% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
The 2011 vintage yielded a supple expression of our Decoy Red Wine with abundant layers of dark fruit and well-developed tannins. On the nose, layers of blackberry and blueberry mingle with hints of herbs and black olives. The rich fruit notes continue on the palate, and lead to a long, structured finish.
Production
In one of the coolest growing seasons in memory, we benefited greatly in 2011 from our 35 years of experience farming Bordeaux varietals. To counteract uneven vine growth due to unusual spring weather, we did meticulous green thinning. We also gently opened up the canopy to expose the fruit, were judicious in our picking schedule, and sorted meticulously both in the vineyards and winery. The majority of our Merlot came in before the October rains, and due to our quality adjustments the remainder of our fruit fared well until it was harvested. Warm up-valley locations like Oakville, Rutherford, St, Helena and Calistoga were particularly successful, and overall the resulting wines are pure and elegant.
Other Notes
Released: July 2013
Wine Specs
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Red Blend
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 7 — November 1, 2011
Sugar
25.2° Brix
Acid
0.55 g/100 ml titratable acidity
PH
3.70
Fermentation
10-21 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
March 2013
Alcohol %
13.5
Product Reviews
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Mark Hadler
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(Dec 23, 2013 at 6:19 PM)
Great wine, full bodied very flavorful

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