Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2009, Napa Valley

Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon
California, Usa

$35.95 (186171)

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90 pts
6
February 04, 2012

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This has a ripe, pleasant and mild aroma of black cherry and plum with well integrated vanilla, toast and licorice....

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, ripe, dark fruit and vanilla-oak scented, with plush texture, generous alcohol and soft yet grippy tannins....

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Community Reviews (4)

Don King
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Blair WineLover
Blair WineLover

It does not have the complexity or long finish I would expect in a 90 rated wine. But the smoothness is amazing, with a slightly peppery mid-taste. This wine starts good and really grows. This would be a perfect introduction to great wine when serving less experienced wine drinkers. It seems a bit expensive, but not in stratosphere like other Napa wines.

I love it, and want more.

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Paul Forget
Paul Forget

What a lovely wine here, a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Merlot, aged in 100% French oak. This wine opens up with aromas of blueberry, black cherry, cassis, vanilla and sweet toasty oak. On the palate, medium-full bodied (14.5% alc.), dry, rich and concentrated flavours, lively acidity and firm tannins. This Cabernet finish is long, very smooth with flavours of dark fruit, black pepper notes and fine grained tannins. Awsome mouthfeel, well balanced, well priced and delicious. Strongly recommended. Enjoyed in April 2012.

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Adam
Adam

Plush and silky with great fruit and a bit of peppery spice. As other have noted, the structure and complexity is lacking for this price point but it's a highly enjoyable sipper.

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