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2013 Decoy Sonoma County Red Wine

2013 Decoy Sonoma County Red Wine

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Our 2013 Decoy Sonoma County Red Wine offers a lush and appealing expression of Bordeaux-varietal winemaking.



Wine Profile

Production Notes
Composition: 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petite Sirah, 9% Petit Verdot, 5% Malbec; Cooperage: 100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 Gallons), 40% new oak, 60% neutral oak
Winemaker Notes
The exceptional 2013 growing season yielded a spectacular Decoy Red Wine filled with alluring layers of cassis, black cherry and plum, as well as hints of baking spice, black licorice and cocoa. On the palate, this wine is weighty and deliciously complex, with refined tannins adding length and focus to a long, satisfying finish.
The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with a warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Sonoma County.
Other Notes
Released: August 2015

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Red Blend
Sonoma County
Harvest Date
September 10 — October 18, 2013
24.5° Brix
0.59 g/100 ml titratable acidity
12 Months in Barrel
10-15 days fermentation at 80°F
Bottling Date
March 2015
Alcohol %

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Edward's Gravatar
(Dec 29, 2015 at 6:36 AM)
RED pretty good WINES

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Reyna Woods
(Jan 1, 2016 at 9:53 PM)
Pleasant, light body goes really well with home made French soup. Cheers!

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Marc Rogers
(Aug 24, 2016 at 12:17 AM)
First, let me say that Duckhorn (Decoy's owner) makes some of the best wines I've ever had. Decoy, however, I feel is among the very worst I've ever had. I bought one years ago and poured it down the drain. I decided to try it again today and it was just as horrible. I just cannot drink it, it's such poor quality. It will go down the drain. Duckhorn, please improve Decoy or just take it off the market. It is harming your reputation, in my view.

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