Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Barrel Fever | Duckhorn Decoy Cabernet Savignon 2007
It wasn't. I got no nose, all I smelled was hot, I drank it, expecting all the big cab flavors to roll over my tongue, firm tannins, lingering finish, all I got was alcohol burn. I decided it needed time to breathe; I gave it 24 hours. The next night I tried again, again it was too tight, too hot, just missing every green light, forcing me to sit and wait for something that never came.
In my wine journal I wrote my thoughts and pledged to try this wine again in a few years.
It was a gift, I didn't pay for it, I'm going to buy it again lay it down, give it more bottle time, and hopefully love it later.
Duckhorn Decoy, Cabernet Savignon, 2007
75% Cabernet 25%Merlot
Rating = too tight, a bit too hot, needs time in the bottle, check back again in a few years.