For more than three decades, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting exceptional Napa Valley Merlot reflecting the rich diversity of the valley’s many appellations Drawing on our winemaking team’s expertise working with this varietal, Decoy Sonoma County Merlot is a lush and inviting wine highlighting the elegance of the varietal from another exceptional growing region.
Comments from the Winemaker:
Alluring aromas of black cherry and dark chocolate are complemented by savory notes and subtle hints of smoke. Graceful and velvety, this wine glides across the palate, with beautifully balanced acidity and tannins underscoring lush layers of fruit.
100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 Gallons)
10 months in 60% Neutral, 40% New Oak
Titratable acidity: 0.57g/100 ml
Supple and nimbly structured, with appealing notes of red currant and spiced cedar. A hint of tannins frames the finish. Drink now through 2019. 31,800 cases made.–TF - Wine Spectator Magazine 89 Points
Smoky tar and plum highlight this approachable wine that's straightforward in focus and intent. Meant for enjoying now, it stays firm and flavorful in the glass, finishing without a fuss. - Wine Enthusiast Magazine 86 Points