Decoy Merlot 2007

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

Price: $28.99
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Item No. 101371
  • CG88
Style: Smooth & Supple

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Winemaker's Notes

86% Merlot, 13% Cabernet Sauvingon, 1 % Petit Verdot

This appealing Napa Valley bottling highlights the elegance of the Merlot varietal. Since 1978, Duckhorn Vineyards has been producing Merlot that reflects the rich diversity of the valley's many appellations and offers signature flavors of black cherry, plum and spice.

Critical Acclaim

"By Duckhorn. This nicely fruited youngster rings true to Merlot cherries and to the supple feel that marks better versions, and it goes a bit further in sweetening its mix with deft notes of toast and caramel. It runs into a slight streak of finishing toughness, but its tannins are not overbearing and are well in line with its fruit, and while service with food will help smooth its way now, a short stay of some two or three years in the cellar will see it through to its best. "
88 Points

Learn About Decoy

Since the inaugural vintage of Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine more than 20 years ago, Decoy has taken an important place in the Duckhorn Wine Company family of wines. With a reputation for delivering great quality at a remarkable price, Decoy has established a loyal following for its distinctive style, which emphasizes ready-upon-release wines that are capable of expressing their full...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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