Decoy

Sonoma County Pinot Noir

8.81007 ratings
8.622 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Thomas Brenner

My partner in wine

My partner in wine

Apr 9th, 2018
Sarah Stierch

Food & Wine Editor Sonoma Valley Sun

7.8

Nope, I’m good.

Nope, I’m good.

Feb 24th, 2018
Andrew Lampasone

Owner Wine Watch Selections

8.8

A blend of 16 different vineyards in. Sonoma

A blend of 16 different vineyards in. Sonoma

3 people found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2014
Mvon Higgins

Scarlet violet glass with scarlet violet translucent rim. Pretty, light nose of cedar, blackberry, cherry, raspberry, earth and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Light body brings nice acidic tartness of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Finishes medium long due to tiny tannins with an ending cedar/oak note. Good balance, structure and value at $19.99 USD. Easy recommendation for a tart sipper!

Scarlet violet glass with scarlet violet translucent rim. Pretty, light nose of cedar, blackberry, cherry, raspberry, earth and hints of tobacco and vanilla. Light body brings nice acidic tartness of cherry, strawberry and raspberry. Finishes medium long due to tiny tannins with an ending cedar/oak note. Good balance, structure and value at $19.99 USD. Easy recommendation for a tart sipper!

2 people found it helpfulSep 12th, 2015
Nick Hindle

Tremendous Pinot, plenty of strong flavors for this balanced medium body. Spicy notes and subtle cherry flavor, along with a cedar filled bouquet. Very impressed for a 2012, hard vintage year for sure. I'm a big fan of the branding as well, classic but eye catching nonetheless.

Tremendous Pinot, plenty of strong flavors for this balanced medium body. Spicy notes and subtle cherry flavor, along with a cedar filled bouquet. Very impressed for a 2012, hard vintage year for sure. I'm a big fan of the branding as well, classic but eye catching nonetheless.

2 people found it helpfulJan 13th, 2014
Natalie Dillon

Great stand alone wine - awesome full flavor - smoky, mushroom (though I was the only one who smelled that), blood orange

Great stand alone wine - awesome full flavor - smoky, mushroom (though I was the only one who smelled that), blood orange

1 person found it helpfulFeb 11th, 2017
Frank Kuo

Color of clear burgundy with slow flowing legs. Nose of tasty cocoa beans, ripe and sweet raspberries, cranberries, a bit strawberries, a bit blue cheese and oyster, and a touch of vanilla and salinity. Taste of peppery notes, cranberries, refreshing texture, creamy vanilla, a bit zesty, and little acidity with round and subtle sweetness. Aftertaste of grapefruit bittersweetness, berry notes, and lingering quite a bit. The wine is light and easy with enough complexity to enjoy in a hot weather. I am not sure why it doesn't please the crowds on delectable.com

Color of clear burgundy with slow flowing legs. Nose of tasty cocoa beans, ripe and sweet raspberries, cranberries, a bit strawberries, a bit blue cheese and oyster, and a touch of vanilla and salinity. Taste of peppery notes, cranberries, refreshing texture, creamy vanilla, a bit zesty, and little acidity with round and subtle sweetness. Aftertaste of grapefruit bittersweetness, berry notes, and lingering quite a bit. The wine is light and easy with enough complexity to enjoy in a hot weather. I am not sure why it doesn't please the crowds on delectable.com

1 person found it helpfulJun 17th, 2016
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.6

Not for me but I can see how someone could get into this wine. Its very very toasty with burnt up cedar. Im getting more flavors of various types of wood than types of fruit in this wine.

Not for me but I can see how someone could get into this wine. Its very very toasty with burnt up cedar. Im getting more flavors of various types of wood than types of fruit in this wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 1st, 2014
Renato Hoyle

Cherry. Flabby, little acid.

Cherry. Flabby, little acid.

Jan 3rd, 2016
Andre Lopez

Mmmmeh. Light, quaffable, inoffensive, a little green, strawberry flavors. Ok, but not a repeat.

Mmmmeh. Light, quaffable, inoffensive, a little green, strawberry flavors. Ok, but not a repeat.

Dec 27th, 2015