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Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Loamy earth and dill greet the nose followed by spiced cherry aromas wrapped in fruit cake. Has some burnt fudge, rum and dried date top notes. Enters the mouth with a rather austere quality that adds some firmness to this medium-scaled wine. The flavors are fresh and fairly complex, with notes of dill and cocoa accenting the fruit flavors. Fruit leans towards the dried fruit end of the spectrum with hints of dates and spice cake. The oak really pops on the finish here, with plenty of attractive, toasty spice notes and a little heat marring the finale. 88pts

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Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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Decoy:
Because of Duckhorn Wine Company’s unique structure, Decoy benefits from the talent, experience and expertise of all of our winemakers, each of whom has a unique area of specialization. Bill Nancarrow, our executive winemaker – Napa Valley, oversees the crafting of Decoy’s Bordeaux varietal wines. Paraduxx Winemaker David Marchesi oversees Decoy Zinfandel. Migration Winemak... Read more
Because of Duckhorn Wine Company’s unique structure, Decoy benefits from the talent, experience and expertise of all of our winemakers, each of whom has a unique area of specialization. Bill Nancarrow, our executive winemaker – Napa Valley, oversees the crafting of Decoy’s Bordeaux varietal wines. Paraduxx Winemaker David Marchesi oversees Decoy Zinfandel. Migration Winemaker Neil Bernardi produces the Decoy Chardonnay and collaborates with Goldeneye Winemaker Zach Rasmuson on Decoy’s Pinot Noir. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,750
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 10/09/2012

Loamy earth and dill greet the nose followed by spiced cherry aromas wrapped in fruit cake. Has some burnt fudge, rum and dried date top notes. Enters the mouth with a rather austere quality that adds some firmness to this medium-scaled wine. The flavors are fresh and fairly complex, with notes of dill and cocoa accenting the fruit flavors. Fruit leans towards the dried fruit end of the spectrum with hints of dates and spice cake. The oak really pops on the finish here, with plenty of attractive, toasty spice notes and a little heat marring the finale. 88pts


Member Reviews for Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: calywa
9256772,504
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/08/2013

Rich, smooth, and enjoyable


External Reviews for Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon

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Vintage: 2010 06/30/2014

Hard tannins make this wine difficult to approach now, as they usually do for young Duckhorn Cabs. But it’s quite a success for the chilly 2010 vintage, showing lush blackberry and cherry fruits and fine acidity. As tough as the tannins are, they’re well structured, a strong suggestion that the wine, which includes Merlot, should have an easy time aging. Start drinking it in 2016.


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Vintage: 2010 06/25/2014

Hard as nails in tannins, with mouth-numbing astringency. But the powerful fruit explodes right through, offering an array of blackberry jam, dark chocolate, raisin and anise flavors. Try cellaring it until at least 2019.


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Vintage: 2010 01/20/2014

Drawing on our winemaking team's expertise working with this varietal, the 2010 Decoy Sonoma County Merlot is lush and enticing with aromas that strike an appealing balance between vibrant cranberry and deeper, dark berry notes, with sophisticated hints of white pepper and forest floor. The palate is rich and beautifully structured, offering a lush core of dark, ripe fruit wrapped in smooth, firmly textured tannins. - WineryAcid: 0.56 g/100 ml titratable acidityPH: 3.68Alcohol: 14.5% ** Only 10 in Stock **



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