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Decoy Red Sonoma County 2013

External Review by We Speak Wine:

2013 Harvest Notes: The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with a warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Sonoma County. Comments from the Winemaker: The exceptional 2013 growing season yielded a spectacular Decoy Red Wine filled with alluring layers of cassis, black cherry and plum, as well as hints of baking spice, black licorice and cocoa. On the palate, this wine is weighty and deliciously complex, with refined tannins adding length and focus to a long, satisfying finish. Composition: 25% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Zinfandel 15% Cabernet Franc 11% Petite Sirah 9% Petit Verdot 5% Malbec Cooperage: 12 Months - 100% French Oak, 40% New, 60% Neutral Alcohol: 13.9 % pH: 3.68 TA: 0.59 g/L

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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.

External Reviews for Decoy Red Sonoma County

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
08/28/2016

2013 Harvest Notes: The 2013 harvest was early, even and excellent with a warm dry spring brought an early bud break and created ideal conditions for flowering and fruit set. In the weeks after Labor Day, a moderate heat event followed by a period of perfect weather created a dream scenario for end-of-season ripening. Rain was not a factor, and for the second vintage in a row, the quality of the grapes was exceptional throughout Sonoma County. Comments from the Winemaker: The exceptional 2013 growing season yielded a spectacular Decoy Red Wine filled with alluring layers of cassis, black cherry and plum, as well as hints of baking spice, black licorice and cocoa. On the palate, this wine is weighty and deliciously complex, with refined tannins adding length and focus to a long, satisfying finish. Composition: 25% Merlot 20% Cabernet Sauvignon 15% Zinfandel 15% Cabernet Franc 11% Petite Sirah 9% Petit Verdot 5% Malbec Cooperage: 12 Months - 100% French Oak, 40% New, 60% Neutral Alcohol: 13.9 % pH: 3.68 TA: 0.59 g/L




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