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Decoy Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2013

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Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc since 1982. Expanding on this winemaking tradition, Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc allows our winemaking team the opportunity to explore a different expression of this great grape from another recognized California appellation. The 2013 growing season delivered a vibrant and aromatic expression of Sauvignon Blanc with lovely layers of mango and papaya, balanced by notes of citrus zest and orange blossom. On the palate, this wine is soft and velvety with flavors of white peach, grapefruit and melon leading to a long, crisp finish. Eight vineyards harvested. 100% stainless steel fermentation.

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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 Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
8346478,937
3.50 5
10/17/2014

Light intensity aromas of quince and gooseberry. Flavors are full with medium plus intensity, lemon lime and tart acidity. Crisp and fresh wine, perfect for sipping.


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Snooth User: Snooth Editorial
8346478,937
4.40 5
10/17/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: vin0vin0
3578085,726
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 06/10/2012

Very good Napa sauvignon blanc, well worth the price. Nicely balanced, not too citrusy or tart but just enough tang with lemon and green apple.


Snooth User: John Andrews
361063,418
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 07/23/2010

First off a disclaimer, I like @duckhornwine. Now that there is a full like of Decoy wines I had to try some. The Sauvignon Blanc uses a good percentage of Semillon which I like. The wine is fresh and vibrant on the nose. There is a lot of citrus in the taste and lots of acid that is balanced by semillon. Great value from a great producer.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 10/01/2010

Very nice floral and peach tones. Crisp attack. Rounded mid palate. Very nice.


Snooth User: mikespeer
10741941,196
3.50 5
Vintage: 2009 06/11/2012

tropical fruit nose...very crisp..nice acidity.


Snooth User: Rachel Milius
94355242
4.00 5
Vintage: 2009 10/09/2011

Well balanced. Has a nice finish.


Snooth User: 1
11338364
0.00 5
Vintage: 2009 09/01/2012

smooth!!!!!!!!!


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External Reviews for Decoy Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Prestige Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 05/22/2011

This is a delightfully crisp, drily balanced Sauvignon Blanc that's perfect as a cocktail sipper with little appetizers. Made without any oak influence, it shows the variety's grapefruit, Meyer lemon, lime and grassy side, along with zesty acidity.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 11/26/2011

Winemakers Notes - This wine was fermented exclusively in stainless steel to achieve a lively expression of Sauvignon Blanc, highlighting grapefruit, kiwi, kaffir lime, lemon zest and fresh-cut grass aromas. The palate is bright and balanced, and the flavors echo the aromas, with additional notes of pineapple, gooseberry and minerals leading to a full, refreshing finish. This enticing Sauvignon Blanc offers a beautiful combination of freshness and complexity, with aromas of pineapple, guava, and lemon zest. The addition of Sémillon highlights the wine's tropical notes, with nuances of subtle oak.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 03/01/2012

Winemakers Notes - This wine was fermented exclusively in stainless steel to achieve a lively expression of Sauvignon Blanc, highlighting grapefruit, kiwi, kaffir lime, lemon zest and fresh-cut grass aromas. The palate is bright and balanced, and the f


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 09/27/2011

Crisp and refreshing, a well-balanced blend of mouthwatering, citrusy lemon-lime flavors, offering touches of flowers and freshly cut grass, with a honeydew melon note on the finish. Drink now.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

This is a delightfully crisp, drily balanced Sauvignon Blanc thatrsquo;s perfect as a cocktail sipper with little appetizers. Made without any oak influence, it shows the varietyrsquo;s grapefruit, Meyer lemon, lime and grassy side, along with zesty acidity.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
Vintage: 2010 11/27/2012

An interesting and complex wine, dry and crisp, and unique among California Sauvignon Blancs. Although there's plenty of citrus fruit, it's marked by other things, such as minerals and herbs, and the sweet, olivaceous taste that the variety's Sauvignon na


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
Vintage: 2010 01/03/2012

This frames Napa Valley ripeness in an elegant white, holding passionfruit and peach flavors to a level of delicacy that keeps them clean. A hint of asparagus-like greenness doesnrsquo;t detract from the persistence of the fruit. Serve this as an aperitif with a seafood terrine.


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Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc since 1982. Expanding on this winemaking tradition, Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc allows our winemaking team the opportunity to explore a different expression of this great grape from another recognized California appellation. The 2013 growing season delivered a vibrant and aromatic expression of Sauvignon Blanc with lovely layers of mango and papaya, balanced by notes of citrus zest and orange blossom. On the palate, this wine is soft and velvety with flavors of white peach, grapefruit and melon leading to a long, crisp finish. Eight vineyards harvested. 100% stainless steel fermentation.

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