Wineday Friday: Decoy Merlot

Happy Friday everyone! So glad that we have made it to the end of the week.  Here is another installment of Wineday Friday!


This wine was another find from our favorite wine store.  This wine was well priced, we found it on sale for under $13 last week.  When first opening this wine, we sniffed and decided that we should let it breath for a while.  I let my portion breath in a very large red wine glass!  Upon tasting, I would say there was a lot of cherry and plum taste but not a whole lot of anything else.  There is still some in the bottle that I will try again after spending some more time open to see if this changes but I’m not really expecting a lot. 

This was a great weekday wine to enjoy with dinner but nothing to really write home about!  I have tried several other Decoy Wines and can’t remember any that were remarkable so this is definitely no surprise.   


Varietal Content
88% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 1.5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Petit Verdot

100% French Oak Château-Style Barrels (60 Gallons)

Production/Technical Data
Alcohol: 14.5%
0.61 g/100 ml titratable acidity
pH: 3.57

Bottled: April 2011
Released: August 2011

Have you tried any new wines this??  Link up!

 PS: I’ll be back later with a summation of some crazy events this week.

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