Duckhorn Decoy Limited Pinot Noir (750ml)
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Co-founded by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1976, it was one of the first 40 wineries in the Napa Valley and since that time has been establishing itself as one of North America’s premier producers of Napa Valley wines. From its modest inaugural vintage of 800 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon and 800 cases of Merlot in 1978, to its addition of Sauvignon Blanc in 1982, Duckhorn Vineyards has crafted a tradition of quality and excellence that continues today. They were initially known for making premium Merlot, though they produce high quality premium wines from a range of varietals. The winery’s seven estate vineyards are located in alluvial fans of Napa Valley and the much sought after Howell Mountain slopes. Since 2014 the wines are made under the guidance of accomplished head winemaker Renée Ary who started at Duckhorn as an assistant winemaker in 2003 and has been producing knock out wines since that time.
This vibrant Pinot Noir embodies its cool-climate roots with enticing aromas of wild strawberry, Bing cherry and plum, as well as subtle undertones of dried herb, forest floor, sweet vanilla and baking spices. On the palate, the lush red berry flavors are framed by smooth, refined tannins and a silky texture, with a tantalizing hint of bright acidity lingering on the long, focused finish.
Decoy Pinot Noir continues The Duckhorn Portfolio’s exploration of the depth and diversity of California winegrowing. Highlighting a distinctly plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir, Decoy is crafted to be ready upon release. This is 100% California Pinot Noir sourced from Sonoma County, Mendocino County, Monterey County and Santa Barbara County. Aged 10 months in 100% French oak