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Decoy Chardonnay 2013

Winemaker's Notes:

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%.

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Duckhorn Vineyards:
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

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
83464713,846
3.50 5
Vintage: 2012 10/17/2014

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.


Member Reviews for Decoy Chardonnay

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Snooth User: winelubber
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4.50 5
01/26/2015

I loved the oak in this wine


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578086,039
2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 04/07/2014

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.


Snooth User: partial2shiraz
106129107
3.00 5
Vintage: 2012 08/25/2013

fruity--citrus, stone fruit, acidic, slightly sweet


Snooth User: MJAK
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2.50 5
Vintage: 2012 09/08/2013

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: mypinotisnoir
11297294
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 08/18/2012

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Decoy Chardonnay

External Review
Vintage: 2012 06/22/2013

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 10/11/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 07/06/2011

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 08/31/2011

Like all of our Decoy wines, our Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay benefits from the passion, skill and experience of our Duckhorn Wine Company team.


External Review
Vintage: 2009 05/15/2011

A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2009 Decoy (Duckhorn) Chardonnay 750ml



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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%.

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