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2010 Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine

2010 Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine

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Our 2010 Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine offers a lush and appealing expression of Bordeaux-varietal winemaking.



Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 52% Merlot, 46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Petit Verdot: Cooperage: 100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 Gallons), 5% new, 95% second vintage
Winemaker Notes
The 2010 vintage has yielded a voluptuous expression of our Decoy Red Wine with alluring aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black currant and raspberry, supported by holiday spice notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and cardamom. On the palate, this wine is lush and juicy, with a fleshy mid-palate and soft, velvety tannins. Subtle oak-inspired elements of cedar and walnut accentuate the rich dark fruit flavors, giving them an enticing berry pie/cobbler quality.
Due to a wet spring and mild growing season the 2010 harvest started 2 weeks later than we would normally expect. Later, milder seasons tend to result in wines of fine elegance and balanced natural acidity. This is exactly what we see in our white wines and the best reds from superior locations. During harvest the conditions (a strong heat wave and then significant late rains), caused us to be very diligent in the vineyards fine tuning the fruit and making timely picking decisions. In the winery we took precautions to be respectful to the characteristics of the fruit and feel that has resulted in wines of character and intrigue.
Other Notes
Released: November 2011

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Red Blend
Harvest Date
September 28 — November 10, 2010
24.9° Brix
0.42 g/100 ml titratable acidity
12 Months in Barrel
8-10 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
August 2011
Alcohol %

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John Odell
(May 6, 2013 at 6:48 PM)
Love this wine. A true bargain for the price. Just bought another case.

Kathryn's Gravatar
(May 25, 2013 at 5:49 AM)
Great's one of my "yummy" wines!

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