If you asked me a year ago if I drink red wine, I would say hell no. If you asked me I liked red wine, I would say “just as much as I like toilet water”. But since turning 21, and attending my first rounds of wine tasting here in the central valley, my taste buds have became “enlightened”. Joking aside, I now have an acquired taste for reds, just as I have got for beers. Decoy 2018 Red wine is a dry, but rich, full bodied wine, with many complex flavors. It is a red blend, Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon.
California- Rich and concentrated, this full-bodied wine displays alluring layers of boysenberry and cherry, along with hints of star anise and caramel. On the palate, ripe and juicy berry flavors are underscored by plush tannins that carry the wine to a long, silky finish.
More about Decoy: Decoy‘s red wine specifically comes from Duckhorn (a family last name, from Dan and Margaret Duckhorn), bottled in Hopland, CA, with grapes from vineyards in Sonoma County. Confusingly, they have many websites and names, (Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback, Calera, Duckhorn Wine Shop). That just means California simply has an endless variety and supply of fine wines!