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Decoy Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points
2016 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc
Stainless-steel fermented, this lively white shows lush and plush flavors of melon...

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Decoy Zinfandel

Wine Spectator - 90 points
2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel
Sleek and well-built, with raspberry and pepper aromas and focused cherry, licorice and dusty sage flavors.

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Decoy Rose

Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points - Editors' Choice
2016 Decoy California Rosé
Floral and fresh, this light-bodied wine bursts with snappy grapefruit aromas...

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Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points

September 2017
2016 California Rosé

Floral and fresh, this light-bodied wine bursts with snappy grapefruit aromas that are followed by bright lemon and raspberry flavors. It’s superbly balanced, crisp and appetizing—an elegant version of pink lemonade, without all the sugar.

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Wine Enthusiast - 90 Points

September 2017

2016 Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

Stainless-steel fermented, this lively white shows lush and plush flavors of melon, pear and peach, making it likably fruit-forward. Amidst the deft ripeness lies more complex accents of wild vanilla and fennel that please and intrigue.

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Capital Gazette

August 2, 2017
Sauvignon blanc can be more than a chardonnay alternative

We have found over time that people who hate chardonnay seem to gravitate to sauvignon blanc because it is distinctly different and more refreshing on warm days.

We get that its crisp acidity and generous grapefruit flavors are palate cleansers, but on the same token the grassy and citrus attack on the palate can make the mouth pucker. Finding the right sauvignon blanc for your palate is like walking through a minefield.

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Wine Review Online - 90 Points

July 11, 2017
2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

After extolling the virtues of a bevy of $100+ Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s time to return to earth. Ironically, under Duckhorn’s Decoy label, this wine is the real thing. It clearly demonstrates that you needn’t spend triple digits to find satisfying wine with real character. Delivering more than the price suggests, there’s a well-integrated combination of prominent cassis-like fruitiness and subtle savory components. Mild, smooth tannins allow immediate consumption and juicy acidity in the finish prevents palate fatigue. Perfect for flank steak on the grill this summer.

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Wine Review Online - 90 Points

June 27, 2017
2014 Sonoma County Red Wine

Duckhorn’s second label, Decoy seldom approaches the level of excellence the big dog achieves on a regular basis, but that’s not a knock. The Decoy wines are superb and are a fraction of the price. This red blend is heavy on the Merlot (52 percent) and shows it, with a smooth, supple palate and seductive aromas of blueberry, boysenberry and cassis. Well balanced, it finishes with a touch of wood spice. It’s both delicious and affordable.

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The Zoe Report

June 21, 2017
A Definitive Guide To What To Eat With Your Rosé

You probably noticed there were different types of rosé the same way we did—by drinking a lot of it. And while rosé happens to be a very versatile wine, there are certain foods it pairs best with, if you’re fancy and so inclined. To get the scoop, we chatted with Heidi Turzyn, wine director for Gotham Bar and Grill, and she gave us the scoop:

“The taste profiles for rosé wines vary based on the different grape varietals used and the time on the skins,” says Heidi. “The Saignée method will leave you with a light pink hue that will be dry with subtle aromatics… Examples of other varietals would be Cabernet Franc leading to savory notes, or Pinot Noir offering more fruit. If the wine is a darker hue it may give a touch of tannins and will have a fuller mouth feel. These different styles make rosé wines extremely versatile.”

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Wine Spectator - 90 Points

June 15, 2017
2015 Sonoma County Zinfandel

Sleek and well-built, with raspberry and pepper aromas and focused cherry, licorice and dusty sage flavors. Drink now through 2023. T.F.

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PinotFile - 90 Points

April 2017
2015 Sonoma County Chardonnay

Light golden yellow color and clear in the glass. Gregarious aromas of lemon, grapefruit, spice and a hint of butter. Bright and clean in the mouth with a silky demeanor and enjoyable flavors of white peach, lemon, lychee and creme caramel. Unpretentious but highly satisfying. A great value.

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Wine Enthusiast- 90 Points

March 2017
2014 Sonoma County Merlot

This straightforward wine delivers a lot of flavor for the price. The juicy, rounded layering of dark cherry, dried herb and cedar works within a light-bodied, mellowed context of balanced acidity and fruit.

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Wine Enthusiast- 90 Points

Decmeber 2016
2014 Sonoma County Pinot Noir

This impressive, larger-production wine is forested and savory in compost. It offers a medium-bodied imprint of molasses, citrus and deep, dark tannin.

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