Duckhorn Vineyards produced Napa Valley Merlot that became an icon for what that varietal could achieve in California. With the introduction of their Decoy line, Duckhorn is able to focus their substantial Merlot prowess on a forward, affordable wine with grapes sourced from their extensive contacts in Sonoma County. A blend of 85% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Cabernet Franc aged 12 months in French oak barrels. Decoy Merlot shows vibrant fruit with strawberry, black berry and cherry nuances. Hints of vanilla and toast spice things up on the rich mid-palate where the wine shows a supple structure and lively balance, bringing a lengthy, fruit-infused finish. Enjoy this ripe, affordable Merlot from Duckhorn.