2021 Decoy California Sauvignon Blanc
Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc since 1982. Expanding on this winemaking tradition, Decoy California Sauvignon Blanc allows our winemaking team the opportunity to explore a different expression of this great grape from other recognized California appellations.
Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
This crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc draws you in with tantalizing aromas of pineapple, Meyer lemon, green apple, lime zest and flint. On the palate, lovely underlying acidity enlivens the zesty citrus flavors, culminating in a bright and energetic lemon-lime finish.
The growing season began with minimal winter rains and a mild spring. With drought conditions throughout California, we carefully tailored our vineyard practices to ensure balanced crop loads. With slightly elevated temperatures, budbreak at our North Coast vineyards was approximately two weeks ahead of the cooler Central Coast. As a result, our North Coast harvest concluded on October 15th, with our harvest on the Central Coast wrapping up on November 6th. In both regions, the berries and clusters were smaller than average, producing lower yields but deeply concentrated flavors, aromas and textures. Overall, the resulting wines are of exceptional quality, with lovely balance, excellent natural acidity and bright, juicy flavors.
0.60 g/100 ml
100% stainless steel fermentation in chilled tanks to preserve aromatics