The Duckhorn 'Decoy' Dozen Mixed Case
The Duckhorn 'Decoy' Dozen Mixed Case
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For premium wines of California, this is sensational. But what's really sensational is Decoys sheer elegance in style: juicy, fresh, beautifully balanced, deeply flavoured, full-bodied, yet also showing a certain ethereal, light-footedness. For such varietals grown is such sunny climes, these are a welcomed return to the classic, more restrained Californian style of generations past.
Lovers of Californian wines will want to do with a bit of Decoy, then. Ditto for when steaks once again sizzle on the BBQ. But if you've not experienced the serious drinking pleasure such-styled Golden State wines have to offer, we say grab a mixed case of right about now.
This mixed case includes two bottles each of the following wines. Read Jonathan Ray's tasting notes below:
2020 Duckhorn Decoy Sauvignon Blanc
"...full, rich and concentrated, with notes of orange peel, lemon, apple, melon, grass and herbs."
2020 Duckhorn Decoy Limited Chardonnay
"...theres depth and complexity here along with fresh, rich, lively, rounded citrus and white stone fruit and a long savoury finish."
2019 Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon
"...rich, dark and intense with hints of mint, plum, blueberry and blackcurrant, and its no surprise to learn that theres a hefty splash of softening Merlot."
2019 Duckhorn Decoy Zinfandel
"...With an added dash of Petite Sirah, theres pepper and spice on the nose and, above all, oodles of raspberry jam. And it doesnt disappoint in the mouth either, being as succulent as can be, with additional touches of vanilla and chocolate."
2020 Duckhorn Decoy Pinot Noir
"A pale cranberry red, it beckons you into its embrace with just one whiff of its fresh plumcherry fruit. One mouthful and youll be as taken as I was. Its slightly spicy with sour cherry along with the fresh, and strawberry and raspberry too."
2018 Duckhorn Decoy Limited Red Wine
"A resolutely non-European blend of Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Tempranillo, its crammed with violets, cherries and chocolate with yet again that signature brightness of aroma and flavour."
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Founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, Duckhorn Vineyards have since built a world-wide reputation for crafting classically styled wines of Napa. The Wheeler family began shipping these wines in the nineties and we were a key partner for the winery is establishing their name within the UK.
The estate wines from the main Duckhorn domaine are, deeply flavoured wines with great freshness, structure and restraint. From their inaugural 1978 vintage, comprising a mere 800 cases each of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, their later addition of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay to the portfolio has seen Duckhorn’s prowess for traditional Napa Valley expression flourish. A prowess which to this day flourishes in harmonious wines, generous wines, wines of supreme character and detail. In true wines of Napa.
Since 1990, the Duckhorns have extended their portfolio by adding new wineries in carefully chosen sites to suit specific grapes or wine styles. In 1990, after nearly 15 years of making world-class Bordeaux style wines, Dan and Margaret Duckhorn embraced their growing passion for Pinot Noir. Their vision for Goldeneye was to craft a distinctively California Pinot Noir of equal stature to their acclaimed Merlot. After a decade of research and experimentation, Goldeneye harvested its first grapes in 1997. Since then, the winery has grown to include three estate vineyards planted to 136 vine acres.
Founded in 1994, Paraduxx is the only Napa Valley winery devoted exclusively to making Napa Valley blends. Fusing the grandeur of Cabernet Sauvignon with the robust flavors of California’s native Zinfandel, Paraduxx’s premiere bottling embraced the best of both core varietals. In addition, Migration was started in 2001 to determine the optimal Pinot Noir clones, terroir, and winemaking style and has produced Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast AVA since 2016.
From its inaugural vintage in 1985 as the companion label to Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy has evolved to the perfect and comprehensive entry-level luxury brand for the entire Duckhorn Portfolio. Decoy is a collaboration of all Duckhorn Portfolio winemakers where fruit is sourced from distinguished grower and estate vineyards. These wines offer tremendous value for money, from a top Napa estate.
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