Decoy Napa Valley Merlot 2009
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
For more than three decades, Duckhorn Vineyards has been crafting exceptional Napa Valley Merlot. On the palate, the tannins are soft and approachable, adding length to the briar fruit and cranberry notes, and carrying the wine through to a lovely finish highlighting elements of ginger, vanilla, licorice and earth.
Pretty good for the price. It's glamorous enough to serve with a classy entrée, its luscious black cherry and cola flavors wrapped into firm tannins. Might even improve over a year or two.