If you asked me a year ago if I drink red wine, I would say hell no. In fact, I would say, “I like red wine just as much as I like toilet water.” But since turning 21, and making my first rounds of wine tasting here in the Central Valley, my taste buds have became “enlightened.” Lol. Joking aside, I now have an acquired taste for reds, just as I have for beers. Decoy 2018 red wine is a dry, but rich, full bodied wine with many complex flavors. It is a red blend of 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: Their red wine specifically comes from Duckhorn (a family last name from Dan and Margaret Duckhorn) and is bottled in Hopland, California, with grapes from vineyards in Sonoma County. Confusingly, they have many websites and names (Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Canvasback, Calera, Duckhorn Wine Shop). What isn’t confusing is that California has an almost endless variety and supply of fine wines!