Decoy is perhaps part of a bigger story that is Duckhorn Vineyards. Founded in 1976 by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn, they became one of the first 40 Napa Valley wineries. Duckhorn was one of the first major Napa producers to launch a secondary label with Decoy Red Blend back in 1985. With this lineup of wines they bring the same pedigree and quality of Duckhorn working with fruit out of Sonoma County.
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2017 Sauvignon Blanc; $16.99
This was one of the classic varietals under the Duckhorn label so it made a lot of sense for it to be an early addition to the Deocy lineup. Produced in all stainless steel to retain as much freshness as possible. Balanced without an overwhelming amount of grapefruit notes. Layers of lemon and lime zest with ripe notes of honeydew and nectarine. Crisp and refreshing. - $1.25 Sample
2017 Chardonnay; $16.99
When it comes to California Chardonnay this is what I am looking for. Only about 10% of this wine sees any time in oak so the wine remains much brighter. More fruit up front on this one with flavors of green apples, white peaches and honeysuckle are framed by the very light toastiness and baking spices from the French oak. - $1.25 Sample
2017 Pinot Noir; $19.99
When it comes to Pinot Noir, Duckhorn has always produced them under other labels. Both the Migration and Goldeneye labels feature some of the best fruit from Anderson Valley and the Sonoma Coast. The Decoy Pinot Noir blends those appellations to deliver a killer quality. Aromas of strawberry, cranberry and plum balanced along side hints of vanilla from the 8 months in French oak. A soft and silky palate with enough acid and tannin to not fall flat. - $1.25 Sample
2016 Red Blend; $19.99
This is where it started for Decoy. The blend is just really well done. Barely a majority Merlot blended with some Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Rich and concentrated. One of the few wines they introduce some American oak. The barrel aging adds lots of depth with sweet caramel and lots of spice coming through. The star is the dense blueberry and cassis. Still one of the best $20 red blends out there. - $1.25 Sample