Decoy 2010

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90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc. With firm tannins and exceptional length, this is a lovely and ...

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Milk chocolate and oak greet the nose followed by an attractive blend of lightly vegetal curranty fruit. The oak is a touch dominant at the moment ... Read more

At first oaky on the nose but air quickly brings out attractive blackcurrant and herb notes that help to lend the aromatics some balance here. Nice... Read more

nice nose of red fruit...on the palette it gives some nice cherry flavors with a great mouth feel.....nice long finish for a somewhat light wine Read more

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Editorial Reviews for Decoy

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,034
4.00 5
01/09/2013

Milk chocolate and oak greet the nose followed by an attractive blend of lightly vegetal curranty fruit. The oak is a touch dominant at the moment but smells light and fresh, and mouthwateringly savory. Very smooth and supple on the palate, there's a lot to like here. This is balanced and polished but not boring or dull on the palate with hints of raspberries in cream followed by red currant and slightly dried plum fruit. The oak is obvious but well-balanced with a touch of nuttiness and toast on the finish where the tannins reassert themselves, but not in an unpleasant way before jammy red currant fruit grabs hold of the moderately long finish and drives it home with a hint of vanilla. I do like this but it is a bit paint by numbers, making it a very safe choice. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065198,034
0.00 5
02/27/2013

At first oaky on the nose but air quickly brings out attractive blackcurrant and herb notes that help to lend the aromatics some balance here. Nice freshness and weight on entry carries through across the palate with some woody tannins and a touch of caramel and fudge topping the modest red berry fruit here. The finish is relatively bright and fresh, if short. Nothing out of place, but at the same time this is an awfully safe wine. 85pts


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Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.50 5
07/24/2012

nice nose of red fruit...on the palette it gives some nice cherry flavors with a great mouth feel.....nice long finish for a somewhat light wine


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
959686568
4.00 5
10/07/2012

Great body, smooth, dark flavors


Snooth User: bobcatpunk
959686568
4.00 5
11/11/2012

good body, dark fruits and good tannins, nice finish


Snooth User: Andy Lopez
1141874176
3.00 5
10/08/2012

I found the wine very aromatic and smooth. It had a hint of spiciness to it with a dry aftertaste. I drink it again and recommend to others.


Snooth User: jfadgen
55134828
5.00 5
10/19/2013

Outstanding -- and love being able to get a duckhorn product at the grocery store. Smooth, well balanced. Worth the price.


Snooth User: mr chris brown
37944515
3.50 5
11/28/2012

Fruity, lots of plumb flavors. Had at Palm on 11-28-12.


Snooth User: White Russian
10106598
5.00 5
01/02/2012

The aroma hits you as soon as you open the bottle. Excellent red wine!


External Reviews for Decoy

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
11/14/2013

Don't let the new packaging fool you, this is the same Zin-based Paraduxx blend from Duckhorn we've had on the shelves for years. The aromas are complex and inviting, with lifted red fruit elements of raspberry and plum.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
01/03/2013

The 2010 vintage has delivered a beautifully fragrant wine with layered aromas of blackberry, cassis, cinnamon cake, anise, cardamom, tobacco leaf and mocha. On the palate, the entry is soft and smooth with blueberry and bittersweet chocolate flavors, as


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/06/2013

The only Cabernet Sauvignon I saw was the 2010 Napa bottling. Sweet black currant fruit, graphite, background oak and earth are present in this medium-bodied, elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for 7–8 years.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/06/2013

Well structured, with a charming core of currant, blackberry, cedar and spice. The tannins are firm and give the flavors traction on the finish. Drink now through 2021.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
11/06/2013

Offers aromas of currant and tomato leaf, with structured flavors of black cherry, cedar and walnut. A solid wine in a tough vintage. Drink now through 2018.


External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
12/19/2011

It is rich and appealing with fragrant, lifted aromas of mulberry, raspberry and currant with hints of rhubarb and mocha. The soft-toned fruit flavors dominate the plush and inviting palate with engaging spice complexity.


External Review
Source: Bowery And Vine
02/10/2013

This wine's hearty tannins and balanced acidity provide a textural framework for an enticing array of aromas and flavors that begin with notes of bright red cherry, plum, tobacco, vanilla and anise. On the palate, layers of fig, red currant, almond, cedar and sweet spice are revealed, along with a subtle doughiness that lends to an appealing mouthfeel.


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Winemaker's Notes:

90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc. With firm tannins and exceptional length, this is a lovely and age-worthy wine that shows how much Merlot can excel in a cooler growing season. The aromas are rich and inviting with layers of amaretto, sweet spice and cedar. On the palate, lush flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry dominate, with the tannins adding structure and depth.

90% Merlot, 9% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Cabernet Franc. With firm tannins and exceptional length, this is a lovely and age-worthy wine that shows how much Merlot can excel in a cooler growing season. The aromas are rich and inviting with layers of amaretto, sweet spice and cedar. On the palate, lush flavors of plum, blackberry and cherry dominate, with the tannins adding structure and depth.

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Closure: Cork

Notes: 100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 Gallons) 12 months in 5% New Oak

Chemical Analysis:

Total Acidity: .56 grams per liter

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