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2010 Duckhorn Vineyards Pinot Noir "Decoy"

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Decoy"

Wine Category: Pinot Noir

Grape blend: 100% Pinot Noir

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 13,898

KWG Score: 86 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: May 25, 2012

Wine Review: If you are looking for a reasonably priced and Very Good Pinot? Look no further. This ruby red colored Pinot from Duckhorn opens with a red currant and Acai like bouquet with a hint of thyme in the background. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and easy going. The flavor profile is a ripe strawberry and old oak blend with notes of black cherry, black raspberry, and some black pepper. The finish is dry, elegant, and friendly. This wine would pair well with grilled salmon or grilled red snapper. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Decoy Pinot Noir highlights a plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir that is crafted to be ready upon release. The aromas offer enticing layers of ripe strawberry, French plum, loganberry and anise, with hints of blueberry, cola and spice. On the palate, this medium-weight wine is graceful and inviting with abundant red fruit notes of raspberry, cherry and plum, as well as more sophisticated elements of forest floor and tobacco leaf, all supported by firm, age-worthy tannins and a streak of uplifting acidity.

Organic status: not organic

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