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2009 Decoy Napa Valley CA 14.5% $22

 

Reticent on the nose with floral notes and an early beefiness that gets covered with soft, toasty oak spice, pencil lead and black fruit. This is very soft on entry. It’s broad in the mouth and rounded and plush, with just enough structure to hold together. There is something appealing in its friendly, open style. This is made to drink now without pretense. Finishes with a nice blackberry fruitiness and more assertive tannins, but this is simple yet kind of silky and pretty. A feminine Napa Cab. 88pts

 

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  • Snooth User: mbakich
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    Where was the selection from Paso Robles?

    Dec 20, 2011 at 4:10 PM


  • Snooth User: Richard Foxall
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    With a little persistence, you can often find the St. Supery for under $20, even as low as $16. It's a buyer's market for wine right now, and the "value" Napa Cabs and even some of the stars can be had for a great price.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:22 PM


  • Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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    The Paso reviews go live tomorrow. A great set of wines that really outperformed.

    Agreed, some of these wines are just not moving, and not due to quality or value.

    Dec 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM


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