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DECOY Sauvignon Blanc  Sonoma County 2018  

Retail Price: $20

Value Rating: 4.5

Wine Factor: 1
Date Posted: February 15, 2020
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Scores & Value Ratings Explained

DDWA Score: 89.5

Awesome Value


A solid California Sauvignon Blanc start to finish, showing off smells and flavors of honeydew melon, papaya, lemon-lime and lemongrass. Pleasing tang of acidity in the mouth and a finish that fleshes out, leaving you with lemon zest garden herbs on the finish.

Decoy’s umbrella-winery Duckhorn knows a thing or two about making premium Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot. As a premium-value label, Decoy aims to delivery exceptional value. It sets up to bring us an exceptional $20 bottle of Sauvignon Blanc, You’d be well-served to keep a stash of this wine for pop-in guests and weekday fish nights. It is 100% Sauvignon Blanc, cold fermented and aged in stainless steel tank.

Decoy Wines are part of the Duckhorn Wine Company portfolio. It began in 1985 with one wine, a Napa Valley Red Blend. The Decoy line expanded in 2008 and 2009 to seven wines in all, representing Napa, Sonoma and Anderson Valley, Mendocino. The last decade saw the Decoy wines focus (almost) solely on Sonoma County following Duckhorn’s big investment in vineyards and a winery there. Taking Decoy’s own words, they make “ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full charm and complexity in their youth.” As a whole, these wines are equally satisfying when you’re home solo with a burger & Netflix or you’re on the town and you find it offered by the glass.

Read all my Decoy wine reviews HERE.

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