Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Decoy wines are the lower priced line from Duckhorn Vineyards, Napa Valley. The Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Petit Verdot.
Black cherry dominates the nose with traces of nutmeg and mushroom. The cherry and other berry flavors follow through on the palate. A medium-bodied mouth feel is accompanied by mild, soft tannins. A moderate length finish is comprised of tobacco and vanilla. The acidity is well balanced by the sweetness.
Decoy is a good choice at the $15 – $17 price point, although I see that it runs as high as $23 on the internet. Priced at the higher end, I wouldn’t consider it a great deal. Give it extra points if you are a fan of cherry vanilla.

Published by J Reilly

I've been writing the Boozy Lifestyle blog since 2014 and recently expanded upon it to create my new book, Boozy Lifestyle: Elevate The Everyday With Booze As Your Muse. The book is a collection of stories celebrating and inspiring everyday life with entertaining tales of wine, food, booze, travel, and family, and including over 50 food and drink recipes. Visit me on Twitter at J Reilly@Boozy_Lifestyle or

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