Decoy, Napa County (California) Red Wine 2011

($25): Decoy is Duckhorn’s little sister winery that focuses on wines that are meant to be consumed immediately after release.  And this supple mid-weight wine is just that.  But like a decoy, it fools you.  Though you might think that a wine labeled “Red Wine” would be a non-descript commodity, this is far from that, offering good structure that balances its engaging fruitiness.  There’s no indication of the blend, but that’s really irrelevant because it’s a seamless suave combination where no one variety stands out.  It’s an ideal choice for a steak tonight.
87 Michael Apstein Mar 18, 2014