The 2010 Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon has a seamless tannin structure, refreshing acidity and great length. In the nose, rich red and black fruit aromas are underscored by enticing oak-inspired notes of caramel, mocha and baking spices. These elements continue on the palate, which spotlights a rich core of blackberry and plum flavors.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2002 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(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.
International Wine Cellar(2003 Vintage) Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of dark cherry and nutty oak. Silky but firm, with bright flavors of currant and dark cherry nicely framed by harmonious acidity. Finishes with firm tannins and good length.