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Decoy Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Wine Review

Decoy Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Decoy Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Sonoma County, California, United States

Community Score:91/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $31.95

Drink: 2014-2019

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.9%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Decoy

Agent: Rogers & Company

Natalie's Score: 92/100

This robust Californian cabernet is almost chiseled in structure. Loaded with dark fruit aromas and flavours, it delivers. Generous character with great fruit, structure, complexity and balance. Now let's try it with duck comfit, shall we?

Cabernet Sauvignon food pairings: slow-roasted beef, grilled chicken, pot roast with wild mushrooms, hard cheese.

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This Decoy Duckhorn Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 was reviewed on March 7, 2015 by Natalie MacLean

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Pricing & Stock Information

  • BCLDB
  • 333732
  • $27.96 
  • 1,459 bottles
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Reviews and Ratings

Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Worth every penny! This is the wine for the collector on your shopping list. Ripe dark cherry, black plum,cassis,raisin,prune,vanilla,garrigue, tobacco leaf,eucalyptus, leather, cigar box, pencil shavings. The palate is showing drying tannins, vanilla, wet cedar, blueberry, warming alcohol. California goodness. Drinking beautifully now but could possibly cellar another 5-7 years. I'll drink to that! Good cuts of beef with this wine please and savour.
Decanting suggested.
Tasted: November 8, 2014
An every-day wine for the well-formed. - Winery (and the well-heeled - wine drinker with an every-day budget - Community Wine Reviews)

2 Members would buy this wine again

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