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2009 Duckhorn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc "Decoy"

Decoy 2009 Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2009

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Decoy"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 79% Sauvignon Blanc & 21% Semillon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $18

Cases produced: 8,054

KWG Score: 90.2 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: May 29, 2010

Wine Review: This very pale yellow, almost clear colored Sauvignon Blanc opens with an attractive peach and cantaloupe bouquet with a hint of lemon. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied and shows slightly elevated acidity. The flavor profile is a crisp green apple with ripe pear and cantaloupe notes mixed in. The finish is dry and very refreshing. The panel suggested pairing this wine with grilled swordfish or steamed clams. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting a Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc since 1982. Expanding on this winemaking tradition, Decoy Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc allows our winemaking team the opportunity to explore a different expression of this great varietal. This wine was fermented exclusively in stainless steel to preserve its lively aromas of lemon, lime, grapefruit, kiwi and freshcut grass. On the palate, refreshing acidity carries flavors of guava and citrus peel through to a long, crisp finish.

Organic status: not organic

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