Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Decoy Sonoma 2009 Zinfandel

Decoy Sonoma 2009 Zinfandel

Zinfandel Greets Autumn with red wine that spices-up the deepening shadows of the end of another year.

After greeting Autumn with the St. Francis Zinfandel I'm following-up with a repeat winery and the 2009 vintage of the Decoy Sonoma County 2009 Zinfandel, $21.99-$24.99 ($2 more than last year), 91 points, is a dense ruby red, with a plethora of aromatics, from blackberry leaves to the fruit itself, to hints of clove and cinnamon, with earth notes. The flavor is cut & dry bramble-berries with a satisfying finish of black pepper and jalapeno.
This is a good value wine, a wine that, to me, goes to the heart (Without stealing your wallet) of what a good Zinfandel should be.

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  1. You'd think the flavor wouldn't be so "cut & dry" considering it's called Decoy! Thanks for the review, always love a good spicy jalepeno finish..

  2. Ben, you caught my ploy;-)
    Your hits will send this blog into a "V" formation.
    Thanks for your comments,

  3. There is natural wine and in this case "Birds of feather do stick together".
    I'm just saying: there is a "natural" wine that is only for the birds
    Australia's Red-collared lorikeets getting drunk and passing-out from eating tree fruit.