Saturday, April 15, 2006

A duck never tasted this good

Last night we had some friends over for dinner and we opened the 2003 Decoy from Duckhorn Wine Company. The Decoy is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon and 18% Cabernet Franc. Each year, Duckhorn experiments with different varietals and blends. In the 2003 experiment they struck Gold. The bottle opened to a beautiful nose that smelled of many black fruit (I think Cherries, berries....) and a tad bit of smoke. I decanted it for about 10 minutes and served it to the guests who oohed and aahhed while gulping it down. It had very little aftertaste, but as the evening went on, the wine became a little bit bolder and the finish was yummy. At about $25, this is a great find. Wine Spectator gives it a 89 points. Felt more like a 90 point wine to me.