Established more than 30 years ago by legendary vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, our roots run deep at Decoy. The core blend for this California 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. From vine to bottle, we craft our wines to the highest standards, only using grapes from exceptional vineyards.
This enticing wine displays gorgeous aromas of blackberry, plum, dark red fruit and
cranberry, with hints of caramel and exotic spices. The luxurious berry notes are
echoed on the palate, where they are supported by supple, refined tannins and an
energetic mouthfeel that carries the wine to a 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.
Over oaked tastes cedar mid palate. No berry taste.
(Oct 14, 2023 at 10:25 PM)
Kathy Burton, Very refined palate! Thanks
(Nov 20, 2023 at 5:46 PM)
Exceptional value. Well crafted blend that is a crowd pleaser for sure.