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Decoy Chardonnay 2013
This vibrant Chardonnay offers enticing aromas of lemon meringue, honeysuckle and vanilla cream. On the palate, bright citrus flavors dominate with hints of rich tropical fruit contributing weight and texture. Excellent acidity adds length and focus to a crisp, lingering finish. Alcohol 13.5%.
Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards has spent a quarter century establishing itself as one of North America's premier producers of Bordeaux varietal wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today.
Editorial Reviews for Decoy Chardonnay
Herbal peach aromas with a hint of fennel. Flavors are full and rich, cream and peach flavors mingle with a bit of apricot, honeysuckle and a touch of golden raisins on the medium finish.
I loved the oak in this wine
Not bad, but not great Sonoma coast chard. A tad heavy on the oak and fairly one dimensional in that there's minimal fruit and light to moderate acidity. A touch of smoke and burnt butterscotch that's a tad heavy on the tongue.
fruity--citrus, stone fruit, acidic, slightly sweet
Two and a half glasses
Three and a half glasses
External Reviews for Decoy Chardonnay
Like all of our Decoy wines, our Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay benefits from the passion, skill and experience of our Duckhorn Wine Company team. Exploring the diversity of the Sonoma County wine region allows our winemaking team greater flexibility.
The Decoy Chardonnay from Duckhorn is quite harmonious and elegant, with bright citrus fruit character, hints of stoney minerality, and crisp acidity. On the palate the wine is round and pleasant, with delicate melon and peach notes.
Winemaker Notes - Made from a careful selection of top Sonoma County Chardonnay, with an emphasis on grapes from the cooler Sonoma Coast, this fresh and attractive wine displays aromas of green apple and pear, alongside citrus-inspired notes of tangerine and orange blossom. With a plush mid-palate, perfectly integrated oak and balanced acidity, it is ideal for youthful enjoyment. Like all of our Decoy wines, our Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay benefits from the passion, skill and experience of our Duckhorn Wine Company team. Produced by Migration Winemaker Neil Bernardi a cool-climate Chardonnay specialist Decoy Chardonnay explores the diversity of the Sonoma County winegrowing region, while allowing Neil greater flexibility during the blending process. Stretching from Cloverdale to Annapolis to San Pablo Bay, Sonoma County encompasses an array of microclimates, soil types, elevations, and terroirs, yielding a unique and appealing expression of Chardonnay.
Like all of our Decoy wines, our Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay benefits from the passion, skill and experience of our Duckhorn Wine Company team.
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