Decoy Zinfandel

Vintage: 2017
Description: Winemaker Notes\r\n\r\n\r\nFrom its lovely dark violet color to its luscious fruit aromas, this wine captures the alluring essence of Sonoma County Zinfandel On the palate, layers of fresh raspberry, blackberry, and cranberry are underscored by an elegant structure that includes supple, refined tannins, balanced acidity and notes of French vanilla and toasty oak.\r\nBlend: 83% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah\r\nWine Enthusiast 90 Points\r\n\r\n\r\nAbout Decoy Winery\r\nSince 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. Today, in addition to the Decoy Red, the Decoy lineup includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc\u2014all of which are Sonoma County appellation-designated and highlight Decoy\u2019s commitment to producing attractively priced wines made from exceptional vineyard sources.\r\n1985 The first Decoy Red Blend is made at Duckhorn Vineyards. This exceptional wine quickly establishes a loyal following for its great quality, remarkable price, and its distinctive style, which expresses its full charm and complexity in its youth.\r\n2007 Decoy unveils a new label featuring a decoy carved by Richard \u201cFresh-Air Dick\u201d Janson (1872\u20131951) during the 1930s. Janson was a premier carver whose decoys are the most recognizable of all Pacific Coast carvings. Artist Michael Allard of Zimbabwe created a painting of this Pintail duck from the original carving. While still incorporating key elements of the original packaging\u2014most notably the Decoy carving artwork\u2014the new design offers a warmer, more premium aesthetic.\r\n2008 Decoy evolves from being a single, second-label wine supporting the Duckhorn Vineyards brand to being its own focused winery, with the creation of an expanded portfolio of wines that, in addition to the Decoy Red Blend, includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir. Grapes for the enhanced Decoy lineup come from a mix of Estate vineyards and top independent growers.\r\n2009 We add two incredible white wines, a Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, to our Decoy portfolio.\r\n2012 After several years of working with its sought-after grapes, we acquire the renowned Ridgeline Vineyard in the Alexander Valley appellation\u2014Sonoma County\u2019s best region for growing Bordeaux varietals. Located on Oak Mountain, Ridgeline Vineyard is a steep mountainside vineyard with elevations ranging from 100 to nearly 2,000 feet. This coveted fruit is used for our Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, Decoy Merlot and flagship Decoy Red Wine.\r\n
Price: $ 19.99
Price in original currency: None

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Address: 6240 Coral Ridge Drive
Coral Springs, FL  33076
United States
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First added to 1000 Corks on August 23, 2020.