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2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Zinfandel "Decoy"

Duckhorn 2008 Decoy Zinfandel

Winery: Duckhorn Vineyards

Vintage: 2008

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Decoy"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $22

Cases produced: 9,400

KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 5 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (87)

Review date: April 18, 2010

Wine Review: This ruby colored Zin is rather friendly. It opens with a cherry and dark berry bouquet. On the palate, it is medium bodied, balanced, and a little on the lean side. The flavors are an oak infused red raspberry with a touch of black cherry in the aftertaste. The finish is very dry and its big tannins are puckery and very lengthy. This Zin would be a good match for a hearty ragu bolanese. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: Our Paraduxx winemaking team has been crafting a world-class red blend using Napa Valley Zinfandel since 1994. Decoy Zinfandel allows us to explore this robust and appealing grape as a stand-alone wine. This enticing Napa wine highlights a bright, red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. The aromas are ripe and lifted, offering layers of strawberry jam, vanilla, sweet oak and white pepper. These elements are echoed on the palate and underscored by round, resolved tannins and notes of raspberry, cinnamon and nutmeg.

Organic status: not organic

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