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2008 Duckhorn Vineyards US Red Blend "Decoy Red Wine"

Decoy 2008 Red Wine

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Decoy Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 49% Merlot, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Cabernet Franc, & 5% Petit Verdot

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 14,600

KWG Score: 88 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: August 25, 2010

Wine Review: This dark red colored wine opens with a ripe strawberry bouquet with a hint of cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and easy to drink. The flavor profile is a very tasty red cherry and vanilla blend with notes of gentle oak in the background. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show very nice length. This wine would pair perfectly with Theresa's homemade meatloaf or grilled Kobe burgers. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Displaying rich color, soft, seamless tannins and enticing fruit, our 2008 Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine offers a lush and appealing expression of Bordeaux-varietal winemaking. The nose begins with fresh berry and black currant aromas, underscored by more sophisticated notes of dark plum, leather, walnut, clove and sage. On the palate, flavors of red currant, blueberry, vanilla bean and macadamia nut are supported by subtle nuances of oak that add texture to a long, satisfying finish.

Organic status: not organic

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