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Wine Region of the Month

WINEry OF THE MONTH – decoy

March 29 – May 2, 2017

Spring has sprung and our choice for Winery of the Month offers a cornucopia of wines to match your choice of cuisine, be it light and playful to bold grilling and hearty. Decoy, the 2nd label to world famous Duckhorn Vineyards, has blossomed from being a supporting cast member to soaring as a unique wine entity on its own merits. The Decoy line up are Sonoma County designated wines that highlight their quality and value.  The excellent vineyard sources, both a mix of Estate and top grower vineyards, includes the notably famous Carneros, Dry Creek Valley and Duckhorn’s own Ridgeline Vineyard in the Alexander Valley. And a note about the distinctive labels – they feature a decoy carved by Richard “Fresh-Air Dick” Janson (yes, that’s the artist’s real name) during the 1930s. Janson was a premier carver whose decoys are the most recognizable of all Pacific Coast carvings. Not a bad thing when you can balance out the evening with good food, great wine and a hint of nature in the back ground.


Decoy Sonoma County Sauvignon
Reg $19.99 WROM Special $16.99

This is a vibrant and fruit-forward expression of Sauvignon Blanc with abundant aromas of pineapple, honeydew, lime leaves and lemon zest. The fruit continues on the palate, which is full and round with ripe melon flavors and bright refreshing acidity. It lingers in your mouth before ending with a hint of citrus zest. Excellent choice with all types of seafood, salads and anything goat cheese related.

Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay
Reg $19.99 WROM Special $16.99

This wine has enticing citrus zest, orange blossom and guava aromas with hints of banana cream pie and spicy oak. The palate is soft and velvety offering vibrant citrus flavors intermingled with rich tropical fruit. Excellent acidity adds length and brightness to a satisfying finish. Delicious match with poultry, pork and shellfish cuisine.

Decoy Sonoma County Pinot Noir  
Reg $26.99 WROM Special $19.99

This Pinot uses French oak Burgundy barrels for its 7 Month ageing process. This enticing wine displays lovely aromas of ripe strawberry and raspberry, as well as subtle notes of sandalwood and spice. On the palate, it is elegantly structured with abundant red fruit, excellent mid-palate weight and a lingering finish with a hint of fresh earth.  Pair with red fleshed seafood – Ahi, salmon, steelhead trout – as well as pork and grilled chicken with Mediterranean herbs.

Decoy Sonoma County Merlot   
Reg $26.99 WROM Special $19.99

Predominantly Merlot (must be at least 75%) with a dollop of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc tossed in for good measure. Aged in French oak barrels, this tempting red offers aromas of strawberry compote, plum and cherry wood, supported by hints of clove and cinnamon from the well-integrated oak. The red fruit continues on the palate with layers of fresh strawberry and raspberry. Bright acid lengthens the finish, which concludes with soft, mature tannins.  A must match with lamb, grilled poultry sausage and red sauce dishes.

Decoy Sonoma County Red Blend     
Reg $26.99 WROM Special $19.99

This mouthwatering blend  yields layers of cassis, black cherry and plum, as well as hints of baking spice, black licorice and cocoa. On the palate, this wine is weighty and deliciously complex, with refined tannins adding length and focus to a long, satisfying finish. A marriage of: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Decoy Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon     
Reg $26.99 WROM Special $19.99

This Cabernet Sauvignon shares its inviting characteristics with a small pop of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot added in, and then aged 12 Months in French oak. This dark beauty yields an alluring aroma of black cherry and raspberry jam, as well as more subtle notes of nutmeg, spice and chocolate. On the palate, lovely layers of raspberry and plum are supported by excellent structure and seamlessly integrated oak.  Pair with your favorite cut of steak and grilled veggies.

Decoy Sonoma County Zinfandel   
Reg $26.99 WROM Special $19.99

This 100% Zinfandel was aged for 12 months in barrel and offers up lush, inviting aromas of dark plum, nutmeg and cardamom, as well as French oak-inspired hints of vanilla. On the palate, bright red fruit flavors are balanced by well-integrated acidity, all leading to a soft, silky-tannin finish.  This “wine for all seasons” will wrap its delectable body around any cuisine you can toss its way – from grilled steak and sausage, to meatloaf, pasta dishes and hearty cheeses.


All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability

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