Decoy Sonoma County 2010 Zinfandel, $12.99-$24.99, 91 points, is my "best-buy" table-wine of the year!
Caveat emptor [Latin, Let the buyer beware.], this is not a smooth, gentle Merlot, nor is it a lush and rich Cabernet Sauvignon, a jammy Lodi Zin, a smooth Russian River Zinfandel, or a thin-tasting "white" Zinfandel, but a brightly intense dry red wine good enough to stand alone or better with spicy foods (Pepperoni pizza comes to mind), but remember that at $12.99 you're getting better than a $25 bottle of wine! No one has paid me to say this, and no wine was given to me. This determination has been distilling in my mind for some time now, ever since it became a NHLS "Power-buy". I have steered several people in this direction over the last few months, and I told them to scold me if I wasn't right about this wine; that invitation holds true to you too,
Decoy Sonoma County 2010 Zinfandel has a bright crystal ruby color.
The aroma is cinnamon, clove, red cherry and a floral quality.
A medium body carries food-friendly acidity, moderate tannin for firmness, bramble berry and red cherry fruit, with a moderate finish bursting with spice and trailing on a hint of heat (14.5% alcohol).
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