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Vineyard Location: St. Helena, CA

From its inaugural vintage in 1985 as the companion label to Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy Wines has evolved to the perfect and comprehensive entry-level luxury brand for the entire Duckhorn Company portfolio.

  • Decoy is a collaboration of all Duckhorn Company winemakers.
  • Decoy produces high-quality wines at remarkable prices.
  • Fruit is sourced from distinguished grower and estate vineyards.
  • Decoy's style is approachable yet complex wines that are ready upon release.

For Drizly customers looking for bright, approachable, accessible California luxury wines from one of the finest American wine producers, Decoy wines over-deliver on Quality-Price Ratio, each representing the finest values in Sonoma County. Popular varietals include Decoy Cabernet and Decoy Red Blend.

The Label: Decoy Wines feature a decoy carved by Richard “Fresh-Air Dick" Janson (1872–1951) during the 1930s. Janson was a premier carver whose decoys are the most recognizable of all Pacific Coast carvings. Artist Michael Allard of Zimbabwe created a painting of this Pintail duck from the original carving. Both works reside in the Duckhorn Vineyards Estate House.

Tasting Notes for Decoy Wines

Cabernet Sauvignon: From its deep, inviting color to its enticing aromas of blackberry, currant and cocoa, this wine showcases what we love about great Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon. On the palate, the lush fruit flavors are framed by rich tannins and hints of sweet oak and spice.

Red Blend: Rich and concentrated, this full-bodied wine displays alluring layers of blackberry and ripe cherry, along with hints of spearmint and caramel. On the palate, the voluptuous fruit flavors are underscored by plush tannins that carry the wine to a long, silky finish.

Merlot: This lovely expression of Sonoma County Merlot offers lush layers of black cherry, cassis and cranberry, along with notes of cocoa and leather. On the palate, refined tannins underscore the wine's velvety mouthfeel, while excellent acidity adds poise and length to the vibrant red berry flavors.

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.

Rosé: This lovely rosé displays enticing aromas of fresh-picked strawberries and summer watermelon, along with hints of lemon zest and wildflowers. On the palate, it is bright and elegant, with a refreshing acidity.