2017 Decoy Sonoma County Chardonnay

13.5% alc., 64,000 cases, $20. This label is part of the Duckhorn Wine Company portfolio. A value play that is widely available in the marketplace. Aged in 10% French oak barrels and 90% stainless steel. · Moderately light golden yellow color with a little spritz in the glass. Aromas of lemon creme, pear, forest path and maple lead to similar flavors. Light weighted, even a little shallow, with reserved oak and likable balance. An easy-to-drink, everyday quaff that does what it is asked to do. Score: 87. Reviewed January 17, 2019

Winery: Decoy Wine Company
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