Wilfred Wong 90
"The 2018 Decoy "Blue Label" Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is on point as an excellent example of a well-made Napa Valley Cab. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers black fruits, licorice, and violets in its aromas and flavors. Pair it with thinly-sliced, grilled beef in a mix of red leaf, romaine, and butter lettuces. (Tasted: August 28, 2020, San Francisco, CA)"-WW
"This stunning Cabernet Sauvignon is rich, intricate, and delicious. On the palate, classic flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, cassis, dark chocolate, and violets are framed by silky tannins and a lovely underlying energy that draws the wine to a bright, juicy finish.
Blend: 90 Cabernet Sauvignon, 10 Merlot."-Winemaker Notes
"Since the inaugural vintage of our Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine more than a quarter century ago, Decoy has taken an important place in the Duckhorn Portfolio of wines. With a reputation for delivering great quality at a remarkable price, Decoy has established a loyal following for its distinctive style, which emphasizes ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full charm and complexity in their youth. Building on this foundation, Decoy has evolved from being a single wine that supported the Duckhorn Vineyards brand to being a renowned winery in its own right.
The Decoy lineup now includes a Sonoma County appellation-designated Red Blend, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, as well as a California Ros, Pinot Noir and Sparkling Wine, all of which highlight Decoys commitment to producing attractively priced wines from exceptional vineyard sources.
Fruit for the Decoy program comes from a mix of Estate vineyards and top grower vineyards. From the wealth of viticultural and winemaking talent we can draw from, to our world-class cooperage program and more, Decoy benefits greatly from the remarkable resources of the Duckhorn Portfolio."-Winery Notes
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Dedicated to making wines that reflect the unique character and quality of the vineyards, Renee strives to understand the needs and opportunities presented by each specific terroir and microclimate. By approaching each vineyard block individually, Renee's goal is to harvest when the flavors have reached their peak and the tannins are at their softest. In the winery, Renee applies an artisan's approach to winemaking, blending from almost 200 distinctive lots using taste and instinct, not formula. Wines are barrel-aged separately by vineyard lot, utilizing an extensive barrel program that sources 25 different types of oak from 13 separate cooperages. The resulting wines combine accents from a comprehensive barrel program with grapes from diverse smaller appellations within the broader Napa Valley, including Howell Mountain, Carneros, Yountville, Rutherford and St. Helena. For nearly four decades, the commitment to crafting wines of distinction has remained at the heart of the Duckhorn Vineyards philosophy. As its Napa Valley estate properties continue to mature under Renee's stewardship, the winery will continue creating world-class wines from exceptional vineyards.