What is a good rating for red wine?

90-94 Outstanding: a wine of superior character and style. 85-89 Very good: a wine with special qualities. 80-84 Good: a solid, well-made wine. 75-79 Mediocre: a drinkable wine that may have minor flaws.

Is Decoy Merlot a good wine?

Natalie’s Score: 91/100. From Sonoma County, California Decoy 2018 Merlot is always a crowd-pleaser. Produced by Duckhorn, this Merlot is floral and spicy on the nose, full-bodied with layers of juicy red plum, dark berries, cocoa, dried herbs, spicy and vanilla flavours on the palate. Tannins are soft and lush.

Is Decoy red wine sweet or dry?

While not overly dry, Decoy Cabernet is definitely a dry red with tannins that are noticeable, yet well-managed.

Are Duckhorn and Decoy the same?

Decoy evolves from being a single, second-label wine supporting the Duckhorn Vineyards brand to being its own focused winery, with the creation of an expanded portfolio of wines that, in addition to the Decoy Red Blend, includes a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, and Pinot Noir.

What does Decoy red wine taste like?

California- Rich and concentrated, this full-bodied wine displays alluring layers of boysenberry and cherry, along with hints of star anise and caramel. On the palate, ripe and juicy berry flavors are underscored by plush tannins that carry the wine to a long, silky finish.

What kind of red wine is Decoy?

Like the wines of Duckhorn Vineyards, Decoy is produced from classic Bordeaux varietals. With a new composition every vintage, this unique red is blended from a changing combination of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot to create an engaging Napa Valley red wine.

Which wine rating is the best?


  • 95-100 — Superb: one of the greats.
  • 90-94 — Excellent: extremely well-made and highly recommended.
  • 85-89 — Very good: may offer outstanding value if the price is right.
  • 80-84 — Good: solid wine, suitable for everyday consumption.