The core blend for this appealing Sonoma County Red Wine pairs the elegance of Merlot with the complexity of Cabernet Sauvignon. Reflecting the character of each growing season and the diversity of our vineyard sources, Decoy has established itself as a wine of distinction.
With alluring layers of blueberry, blackberry and wild strawberry, as well as hints of anise and vanilla, this
impeccably balanced wine offers silky tannins and rich, mouth-filling flavors. The
finish is lush, elegant and energetic, highlighting the best of Sonoma County.
The 2018 growing season began with a cool winter, and just enough rain to replenish the vineyards. A temperate spring followed by mild weather throughout the summer allowed the grapes to ripen at a very measured pace, something we love to see in our vineyards. After several years of early harvests, the relatively mild weather and a healthy sized crop led to a return to more normal harvest times. After enjoying abundant hangtime to fully ripen, the quality of the grapes was extremely impressive. Overall, our 2018 whites and rosé show an ideal combination of lovely fruit-forward flavors and elegance, while the reds are lush and complex, with great color and concentration.
This is nothing like the Decoy Red Blend we have loved in the years past. It is terrible.
(Sep 6, 2020 at 7:39 PM)
I have an upset stomach for wines, I am constantly searching for a wine that I can tolerate. I run a cross a 2016. Excelente. I Highly recommend it.
(Nov 24, 2020 at 10:01 AM)
Absolutely one of my favorites from Decoy! It's my go-to Friday night wine!
(Jan 10, 2021 at 4:32 PM)
A wonderful red wine that pairs well with a rich hearty Italian dish. Not overpowering but full of interesting flavor notes and with a smooth finish. Decoy always seems to get it right.