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 California winegrowing. Highlighting a distinctly plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir, Decoy is crafted to be ready upon release.
This alluring Pinot Noir offers beautiful layers of black cherry, currant and strawberry, with subtle notes of rustic forest floor and spice. On the palate, it is soft and silky, with balanced acidity framing the vibrant berry flavors and carrying the wine to long, lush finish.
Throughout California, the 2019 growing season provided picture-perfect growing conditions. Following a cool, wet winter and spring, summer brought perfectly temperate weather that created exceptional flavor development in the grapes. Warm weather during harvest ensured ideal ripeness, resulting in dynamic whites with beautiful energy and complexity, and lush and flavorful reds with deep colors and lovely intensity.
0.59 g/100 ml
Aged 10 months in 100% French oak 30% new
Cool fermentations to preserve aromatics, pressed and racked for aging
This 2019 is a better year than others and I buy this wine every year. Normally I don't see a big difference from year to year, but this one is very smooth and has great flavors.