DECOY 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon


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90 Points - Wine Review Online

Since 1978, Duckhorn Vineyards has been exploring the character and complexity of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. Drawing on our winemaking team’s expertise working with this varietal, Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon offers a rich and appealing expression of the varietal crafted to be ready upon release.


Production Notes: Varietal Content: 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 1% Petite Sirah, 1% Petit Verdot
Winemaker Notes: From its deep, inviting color to its enticing aromas of blackberry, currant and cocoa, this wine showcases what we love about great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by rich tannins and hints of sweet oak and spice.
Production: In Sonoma County, a warm, dry spring resulted in an early budbreak, while an extended flowering period brought a return to normal yields after three years of abundant crops. With berry weights down, the grapes offered great concentration, while retaining excellent acidity. We had one of our earliest harvests in the past decade, but a light rain in mid-September nourished the vines and provided welcome additional hangtime. Overall, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, with our white wines showing both richness and complexity, and our red grapes displaying a fine balance between elegance and intensity, with gorgeous dark fruit flavors.


Vintage: 2015
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Sonoma County
Harvest Date: August 25 – October 15
Sugar: 25.5° Brix
Acid: 0.60 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH: 3.62
Aging: 100% French Oak
Fermentation: 10-15 days fermentation at 80°F
Alcohol %: 13.9


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