2019 Decoy Limited Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
Established in 1985 by legendary vintners Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, our roots run deep at Decoy. Building on our rich winemaking heritage, we invite you to experience Decoy Limited.
Crafted using grapes from some of the most acclaimed Sonoma Coast vineyards, including our own estate properties, this wine is the ultimate expression of Decoy Chardonnay.
Varietal Composition: 100% Chardonnay
Displaying richness, energy and elegance, this is a radiant Chardonnay with beautiful layers of stone fruit and spice. On the supple, creamy palate, bright acidity adds to the poise and purity of the nectarine, white peach and summer melon flavors, with French oak-driven hints of butterscotch and spice carrying the wine to a long, tantalizing finish.
Following a wet winter and a cool spring, the 2019 growing season got off to a later-than-normal start. Throughout summer, the vines enjoyed warm, temperate weather, which ensured abundant hangtime for the grapes to slowly develop vibrant, complex flavors. During harvest, a few small heat events provided a final push to ripeness, producing white wines with alluring aromatics and bright energetic structures, and reds with beautiful concentration and color, excellent acidity and layers of pure, lush fruit.
0.60 g/100 ml
12 months Sur Lie Aging with 35% New French Oak
50% Malolactic Fermentation