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2013 Decoy Sonoma County Red Wine

2013 Decoy Sonoma County Red Wine

Decoy is the second label for Duckhorn and they are generally a safe bet if you’re looking for good wines at a fair price.  This red blend, made from grapes harvested across 16 different Sonoma vineyards, hits the mark and does so for $16.99, which is a healthy discount from the wine’s $25 retail price tag.

The blend has a bit of almost every grape you can imagine.  Here’s how it breaks down: 25% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Zinfandel, 15% Cabernet Franc, 11% Petite Sirah, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Malbec. So like me, you’re probably what it all tastes like.  It pours a medium dark in the glass and the nose is slightly smoky with some baking spice.  Flavors of blackberry and boysenberry, with some black licorice and vanilla.  Finish is long. OVerall, I sound this to be a good package for the price.

Duckhorn bills Decoy wines as the “everyday wines for the well informed.”  That’s a great line and really applies in this case. This is a nice step up from your average $10-$15 reds. Rating: 88 Points

Costco item number: 889077

Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA (Cumberland)