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The signature briary, black-peppery characteristics of the variety feature in this medium- to full-bodied wine in the first vintage that it is labeled as California AVA—now using grapes from Sonoma, Mendocino and the Central Coast. Aged in French oak, with 30% new, this wine delivers great balance, crystal clear fruit flavors and an appetizing texture, as moderate tannins grip and shape the raspberry, pepper and wild sage notes. Editors’ Choice
The 2019 Decoy Zinfandel is lively on the palate with attractive freshness. This wine exhibits lovely aromas and flavors of berries and a hint of flowers. Pair it with grilled beef Argentine style. (Tasted: June 14, 2021, San Francisco, CA)
A beautifully lush and engaging Zinfandel, this wine begins with aromas of blueberry, blackberry, black pepper, cherry, plum, and licorice. The generous fruit continues on the palate, where the flavors are framed by silky-smooth tannins and bright acidity, with subtle hints of oak-inspired vanilla, nutmeg and spice lingering on the finish.
Blend: 80% Zinfandel, 16% Petite Sirah, 4% Carignan