2020 Duckhorn Decoy Chardonnay Sonoma County
Winemaker Notes: This tantalizing Chardonnay offers vibrant aromas of Fuji apple, ripe pear and lemon zest. The juicy orchard fruit and citrus flavors continue on the palate, where refreshing acidity and hints of caramelized French oak add nuance and richness to a bright, lingering finish.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 100% Chardonnay;
FERMENTATION & AGING: 30% new French oak Aged on lees for 8 months with stirring to increase texture and weight.
Production: Following a wet winter and a cool spring, the 2019 growing season got off to a later-than-normal start. Throughout summer, the vines enjoyed warm, temperate weather, which ensured abundant hangtime for the grapes to slowly develop vibrant, complex flavors. During harvest, a few small heat events provided a final push to ripeness, producing white wines with alluring aromatics and bright energetic structures, and reds with beautiful concentration and color, excellent acidity and layers of pure, lush fruit.
Wilfred Wong - "The 2020 Decoy Chardonnay drinks well and firmly into the wine's finish. This wine offers aromas and flavors of ripe apple and dried earthy notes. Enjoy it with Cantonese-style roast duck over sesame rice."
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