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Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2021

14.10% /
Vintage: 2021
  • WE 94
  • JS 93
  • WIL 91

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Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2021, masterfully crafted by the esteemed Winemaker Dana Epperson, is a true embodiment of the winemaking heritage established by Dan and Margaret Duckhorn in 1985. This exquisite Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon, born from the revered vineyards of Alexander Valley, including the esteemed estate properties of Decoy Wines, represents the zenith of the Decoy Cabernet lineage. The wine, meticulously composed of 98% Cabernet Sauvignon and 2% Merlot, is a testament to the rich winemaking tradition and the relentless pursuit of excellence that defines Decoy Wines.

The 2021 vintage of Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon emerges as a masterpiece, shaped by a season that commenced with a warm winter and lower-than-average rainfall. With careful vineyard management and precise winemaking practices, this Decoy Cabernet offers a luxurious tapestry of flavors and aromas. The Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon captivates with its complex bouquet of black cherry, ripe plum, and blackberry, interwoven with sweet baking spices. This Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon unfurls on the palate with supple, round tannins that elegantly frame the luscious layers of dark berries and chocolate. The Decoy Cab Sauv sings with sophisticated notes of white pepper and toasty oak that resonate through a long, enchanting finish.

Aged in French oak barrels for 14 months, with a careful allocation of 40% new and 60% neutral oak, this Decoy wine Cabernet harmoniously balances intensity with elegance. The Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon review from esteemed critics underscores its profound character and potential. Awarded 94 points by Wine Enthusiast, the Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is praised for its concentration and depth, offering a lavish palette of blackberries, black currants, espresso, and dark chocolate, all encased in a robust tannic structure. Similarly, James Suckling awards this Decoy Cabernet 93 points, highlighting its full-bodied profile with crisp acidity and finely grained tannins, as well as its intricate layers of cassis, brambles, violets, and nuanced hints of graphite, cigar box, and tobacco leaves.

The Decoy Cabernet price reflects not just the wine itself but the legacy and craftsmanship it represents. Each sip of this Decoy Cabernet wine is a journey through the rich terroir of Alexander Valley and the meticulous care that goes into every stage of its creation. The Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that promises to evolve, gaining complexity and grace with time. As suggested by Wilfred Wong, who awarded this vintage 91 points, the Decoy Cab Sauv showcases a compelling array of savory spices, dried earthy tones, and blackcurrants, making it an ideal companion for a sumptuous, well-marbled ribeye.

In conclusion, the Decoy Limited Alexander Valley 2021 stands as a beacon of the Decoy winemaking philosophy, a philosophy rooted in the fusion of tradition and innovation. It is a testament to the dedication and skill of Dana Epperson and the entire team at Decoy Wines, who together continue to craft wines that resonate with intensity, elegance, and an unwavering commitment to quality. This Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon is not just a wine; it is an experience, a narrative of the land, the people, and the passion that flows through the very heart of Decoy Wines.

28 reviews for Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2021

  1. Harriet Giles

    Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat. The blend of dark fruit and chocolate flavors is truly unique.

  2. David Halpin

    Winemaker Dana Epperson did a fantastic job with the Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s earthy with a hint of tobacco and black cherry. A true gem!

  3. Edward Villareal

    Can’t thank winemaker Dana Epperson enough for this masterpiece. The Decoy Cab has a perfect blend of cassis and black fruit.

  4. Mary Hulsey

    Cracked open a bottle of Decoy Wine Cabernet and was pleasantly surprised. The blueberry and dark chocolate notes are divine. Decoy Limited is a part of Duckhorn Portfolio and it shows!

  5. Ruth Peterson

    Alexander Valley Decoy is a must-try. The flavor combination of pepper and boysenberry is a delightful surprise.

  6. Sergio Young

    Decoy Wine Cabernet is a winner. The earthy flavor coupled with cherry notes is delightful.

  7. Allison Hilse

    Tried the Decoy Cab Sauv for the first time. The rich leather and tobacco flavors were a pleasant surprise. Ordering more soon!

  8. Michael Garcia

    Decoy Cabernet, you’ve won me over! The leather and cherry notes are so unique and the quality is top-notch. Rated 93 by James Suckling, it’s a must-try.

  9. Mary Tait

    Decoy Cab Sauv is a steal deal. The black cherry and pepper flavors are just irresistible. Can’t wait to order more!

  10. Bobbi Williams

    Just opened a bottle of Decoy Cabernet. The subtle hint of chocolate and black fruit is amazing. Would totally recommend!

  11. Aaron Lacroix

    The Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon Review does justice to the wine. The blueberry and cocoa flavors are as rich as described.

  12. Michele Reese

    Free Shipping on 12 bottles is a great deal. And the Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley doesn’t disappoint with its dark chocolate and oak flavors.

  13. Timothy Fairchild

    Rated 93 by James Suckling, the Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon lives up to the hype. The black cherry and cocoa flavors are overwhelming.

  14. Zachary Brown

    Decoy Cab Sauv is a game changer. The black fruit and cassis flavors are bold and exciting. Plus, the Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon price is affordable.

  15. Felisha Orr

    Decoy Cabernet Wine is exceptional. The rich, earthy taste with a hint of black cherry is a game changer.

  16. Benjamin Upchurch

    The Decoy Limited Cabernet is an absolute delight. It has a rich plum and vanilla undertone that is tantalizing. Recommended by Wine Enthusiast, it’s a no brainer!

  17. Arthur Rimbey

    Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon is a revelation. The dark fruit and chocolate flavors are perfectly balanced. Alexander Valley Decoy is worth every penny!

  18. Jana Massengale

    Can’t get over the Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon Price. Such high-quality wine at such a reasonable price. A steal deal!

  19. William Williams

    Recommended by Wine Enthusiast, the Decoy Limited Cabernet did not let me down. The earthy and tobacco flavors are enticing!

  20. Rachel Prince

    The Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon is a treat for any wine lover. The enticing aroma of dark fruits and oak is simply irresistible.

  21. Elissa Rivera

    Finally got my hands on the Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon. Loved the rich blackberry flavors, definitely my new favorite wine!

  22. Tina Moore

    Decoy Limited Cabernet has a unique blend of flavors. The blend of vanilla and cherry notes is just heavenly!

  23. David Murch

    Decoy Cab is my new favorite. The black fruit and cassis flavors are worth every cent.

  24. Sheilah Mckinney

    Just got my Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon and I’m in love! The blackberry and oak flavors are a decadent treat. Free shipping on 12 bottles was a nice bonus too!

  25. Vivian Adams

    Decoy Limited is a part of Duckhorn Portfolio and it’s a gem. The leather and blueberry notes make it stand out.

  26. Victor Francis

    I’m in love with the Decoy Wine Cabernet. The vanilla and plum flavors are perfectly balanced. Worth every penny!

  27. John Sengbusch

    The blackberry and vanilla flavors of Decoy Limited Cabernet are beautifully balanced. A must-try for all wine lovers!

  28. John Willett

    The Decoy Cabernet Wine is a feast for the senses. The pepper and cocoa undertones finished off with a hint of boysenberry make it truly special.

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Is Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon good?

Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon is highly regarded for its rich, complex flavors and smooth finish. Crafted with meticulous care, it offers a harmonious blend of dark fruit notes and refined tannins, making it a favorite among wine enthusiasts seeking quality and depth in their wine selection.

What is Decoy Limited?

Decoy Limited is an exclusive collection of limited-production wines from Decoy, showcasing the pinnacle of the winery's craftsmanship. Featuring select lots from esteemed California wine regions, these wines represent the finest expressions of flavor, complexity, and winemaking expertise in the Decoy portfolio.

Is Decoy wine the same as Duckhorn?

Decoy wines are part of the Duckhorn Portfolio but are distinct in identity. While Duckhorn is known for its premium, estate-grown wines, Decoy offers high-quality wines at more accessible price points. Both brands reflect a commitment to winemaking excellence, yet cater to different wine preferences and occasions.

Critical Acclaim

WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
So concentrated and deep, this massively structured wine performs above its price range. Saturated with blackberries, black currants, espresso and dark chocolate flavors, it is firmly wrapped in a thick layer of tannin. Delicious now, it will become more complex and drinkable with time. Best from 2028–2040.
JS 93
James Suckling
Cassis, brambles and violets followed by graphite, cigar box and tobacco leaves with blanched nuts and cedar. Full-bodied with crisp acidity and firm yet finely grained tannins. Wonderful concentration and focus. Precisely framed wine with depth and length. Aged for 14 months in 40% new French oak. A blend of 98% cabernet sauvignon and 2% merlot. Try after 2027.
WIL 91
Wilfred Wong
The 2021 Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits aromas and flavors of savory spices, dried earthy notes, and blackcurrants. Pair it with a grilled, well-marbled ribeye. (Tasted: July 7, 2023, San Francisco, CA)

What does Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2021 taste like?

Earthy Flavors of the wine

leather, earthy, mushroom

Red Fruit flavors of the wine

cherry, raspberry, red fruit

Oaky Flavors of the wine

oak, tobacco, vanilla


Black Fruit Flavors of the wine

blackberry, plum, dark fruit

Aromas and Flavors of Spices in the wine

pepper, licorice, cinnamon

Citrus notes found in the wine

citrus, lemon

cheese, cream, oil

Vegetal notes found in the wine

tomato, rhubarb, hay

raisin, fig, dried fruit

Floral aromas found in the wine

violet, lavender

Food Pairing with Decoy Limited Cabernet Sauvignon Alexander Valley 2021

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