2016 Decoy Sonoma County Pinot Noir
Building on the traditions established by our acclaimed Goldeneye and Migration wines, Decoy Pinot Noir expands our exploration of the depth and diversity of this varietal to Sonoma County winegrowing. Highlighting a distinctly plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir, Decoy is crafted to be ready upon release.
Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir; Cooperage: 100% French Oak, 30% New, 60% Neutral
This alluring wine displays classic Pinot Noir aromas of ripe strawberry, cherry and plum, along with subtle hints of cola and clove. On the palate, the lush fruit is underscored by lovely cool-climate acidity and silky tannins that carry the flavors to a long, elegant finish.
The 2016 growing season began with generous winter rains, followed by a spring and summer marked by moderate temperatures and abundant sunshine. Like several recent vintages, the 2016 harvest came early, delivering exquisite quality grapes. After the modest size crop of 2015, 2016 saw a welcome return to average yields. Overall, the 2016 whites show an ideal combination of lovely richness and excellent natural acidity, while the reds are lush and complex, with beautiful color and concentration.
Released: December 2017
August 27 – September 21, 2016
0.52 g/100 ml titratable acidity
8 Months in Barrel
12 days fermentation at 80°F
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(Apr 2, 2018 at 8:18 PM)
very good finish great strawberry nose with lovely fruity flavor decoy is quality at a good price the heart and soul go into each wine bottle produced thanks decoy