Established more than 30 years ago by legendary vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, our roots run deep at Decoy. This California Zinfandel highlights a bright red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. 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.
Varietal Composition: 80% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignan
A beautifully lush and engaging Zinfandel, this wine begins with aromas of blueberry, blackberry, black pepper, cherry, plum and licorice. The generous fruit continues on the palate, where the flavors are framed by silky smooth tannins and bright acidity, with subtle hints of oak-inspired vanilla, nutmeg and spice lingering on the 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.