2019 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon California
2019 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon California, USA
Winemaker’s Notes; Displaying the lushness and balance that define great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon, this inviting wine features layers of blackberry and black cherry, alongwith notes of mocha, star anise and spearmint. On the palate, the juicy, bright fruitflavors are framed by rich, refined tannins that carry the wine to a satisfying finish.
Blend: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, 1% Petit Sirah, 1% Cabernet Franc
Cabernet Sauvignon is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every winegrowing country in the world. It is now the key grape variety in many first-rate New World wine regions, most notably Napa Valley, Coonawarra and Maipo Valley. Wherever they come from, Cabernet Sauvignon wines always seem to demonstrate a handful of common character traits: deep color, good tannin structure, moderate acidity and aromas of blackcurrant, tomato leaf, dark spices and cedarwood.
California is the largest and most important wine region in the USA. It accounts for the southern two-thirds (850 miles or 1370 kilometers) of the country’s west coast. (Oregon and Washington make up the rest.) The state also spans almost ten degrees of latitude. With mountains, valleys, plains and plateaux, California’s topography is as complex as its climate, offering winegrowers a bewildering choice of terroir.
Decoy Wines is a label established in the 1990s as a second brand of the Napa Valley-based Duckhorn Vineyards. Decoy now produces a number of value wines from a variety of grapes from Sonoma County and in specific vintages, Napa Valley. Decoy initially came about as a single wine, a red Bordeaux-style blend, within the Duckhorn catalogue. Its success grew into a wholly new brand with a focus primarily on Sonoma County instead of the Napa Valley Merlot that Duckhorn had been known for.