Red

2008 Duckhorn Vineyards Pinot Noir Decoy Anderson Valley

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Anderson Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 29

  • Alpha L Likes this wine: 87 points

    October 13, 2015 - A little light and just about at the end of the drinking period.

  • mpsocal Likes this wine: 86 points

    June 27, 2014 - I wasn't expecting much but i as quite surprised after my first sip. This wine has help up nice. There was some nice blueberry notes. Nice finish also.

  • Oh Dae-su wrote: 82 points

    January 25, 2013 - The colour of the Decoy Pinot Noir looked surprisingly bright, still mostly radiant and slightly tanned in the coronal region. At first the nose showed unusual cold style smoke. Unusual for a Californian. Same for the mild impressions of smoked ham. Besides that I got plenty of mashed and boiled strawberry and raspberry Pinot perfume. Not in a fat, voluminous or rich way. Somehow this reminded me of an average (or mediocre) Teutonic Spätburgunder from Markgräflerland in Baden: lean, fruitful and a bit too smoky. Not enough oddities? In the first hour this very unusual Teutonic association arose on my palatal, too!?!
    The taste did not make me all too happy. Right from the start I got too much, almost vicious, fruit sweetness from boiled strawberries. At least not in a cheesy way, but still absolutely not my preferred Pinot style. Anyhow there was a decent amount of underlying limy mineral'ish impressions. The density was pretty lean for a Californian Pinot, The alcohol slightly present (14,5%), but mostly well integrated. The complexity and finish were moderat (or considering the price: lousy). In conclusion a pretty bovine, very fruitful, dull, imprecise and not so much alive (no age issue) Pinot. On the second day a little
    improvement took place. The fruit-forwardness tamed a bit. Still absolutely not as memorable as the Goldeneye Pinot (although I did not like that one either …)!

  • mpsocal Likes this wine: 86 points

    June 9, 2012 - This an above average wine. It has some good fruit with a little smoke. Give it about an hour to open up. The first couple of sips weren't that satisfying but after awhile it got much better.

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  • Redrunners wrote: 87 points

    May 19, 2012 - - Purple color. It's somewhat balanced and has flavours of cherry, raspberry and smokey with a medium body. Smooth texture with a medium finish.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Duckhorn Vineyards
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Decoy
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Anderson Valley
  • UPC Code 669576019221

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  • Pending Delivery 3 (1%)
  • In Cellars 139 (34%)
  • Consumed 268 (65%)

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