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Decoy Pinot Noir Sonoma County 2015

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Decoy by Duckhorn Sonoma County Pinot Noir, 2015.

Notes from the Winery: Building on the traditions established by our acclaimed Goldeneye and Migration wines, Decoy Pinot Noir expands our exploration of the depth and diversity of this varietal to Sonoma County winegrowing. Highlighting a distinctly plush and approachable expression of Pinot Noir, Decoy is crafted to be ready upon release.

2015 Harvest Notes: In Sonoma County, a warm, dry spring resulted in any early budbreak, while an extended flowering period brought a return to normal yields after three years of abundant crops. With berry weights down, the grapes offered great concentration, while retaining excellent acidity. We had one of our earliest harvests in the past decade, but a light rain in mid-September nourished the vines and provided welcome additional hangtime. Overall, the quality of the fruit was exceptional, with our white wines
showing both richness and complexity, and our red grapes displaying a fine balance
between elegance and intensity, with gorgeous dark fruit flavors.

Comments from the Winemaker: From its enticing bouquet to its layers of lush, pure fruit, this wine captures the vibrant charm of great cool-climate Sonoma County Pinot Noir. On the nose, aromas of cherry, strawberry and cassis rise from the glass, along with hints of violet and cola. The palate is soft and silky, with supple tannins accentuating the ripe berry flavors and helping to carry the wine to bright, focused finish.

Varietal Content: 100% Pinot Noir
Harvest Dates: August 25–September 16, 2015
Average Sugar at Harvest: 24.6° Brix
Cooperage: 8 months, 100% French Oak, 25% New, 75% Neutral
Alcohol: 13.9%
0.56 g/100 ml titratable acidity
12 days fermentation at 80°F
pH: 3.68
Bottled: June 2016

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