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2015 Decoy Sonoma County Zinfandel

2015 Decoy Sonoma County Zinfandel

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This enticing Sonoma County wine highlights a bright red-fruit and spice expression of Zinfandel. The majority of the fruit came from elite vineyards in the Dry Creek Valley, an area universally recognized for producing exceptional high-end Zinfandel.

Curious about food pairing? Winemaker Tyson Wolf enjoys our Decoy Zin with lamb and we have a great recipe! Get the recipe pairing here.

 

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Wine Profile

Production Notes
Varietal Content: 90% Zinfandel, 8% Petite Sirah, 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1% Petit Verdot
Winemaker Notes
This wine displays lush layers of wild blueberry, blackberry and cranberry, along with a hint of enticing spice and toasty oak. On the palate, the structure is elegant and inviting, with plush tannins and well-balanced acidity underscoring the vibrant fruit.
Production
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

Wine Specs

Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
Zinfandel
Appellation
Sonoma County
Harvest Date
August 23 - September 18, 2016
Sugar
26.8° Brix
Acid
0.66 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH
3.50
Aging
10 months, 100% French Oak
Fermentation
10-22 days fermentation at 80°F
Alcohol %
13.9
Wine Spectator
90
Wine Enthusiast
90

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$25.00
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Standard Bottle

750ml

5 - 5oz Glasses

Serves 2-4

Magnum

1.5 Liters

2 Standard Bottles

Serves 4-5

Double Magnum or Jeroboam

3 Liters

4 Standard Bottles

Serves 6-8

Imperial

6 Liters

8 Standard Bottles

Serves 12-16

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