(From 2011 Vintage) This wine displays lovely red and blue fruit aromas, supported by well-integrated accents of oak from barrel aging. On the palate, it is rich and concentrated with abundant dark berry flavors as well as savory black olive, earth and spice notes. Solid tannins offer an excellent foundation for the fruit, and will help this wine to age gracefully.
(From 2011 Vintage) Reflecting the character of each growing season, the Decoy Napa Valley Cabernet is made to be opened and enjoyed upon release. It is rich and appealing with fragrant, lifted aromas of mulberry, raspberry and currant with hints of rhubarb and mocha. The soft-toned fruit flavors dominate the plush and inviting palate with engaging spice complexity. This supple and approachable wine has a lingering finish framed by structured tannins.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2003 Vintage) Classic curranty fruit combines with a bit of briary spice, hints of olives and wisps of smoke in the deeply constituted aromas and again in the well-focused flavors of this solidly structured, gutsy young wine. Its tannins are a bit abrasive just now but are never outsized or in any way threaten the wine's expression of fruit. It does not tempt premature drinking as do a couple of its mates, but it will age famously and is guaranteed to reward a wait of a half-dozen years or so.