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Our Saturday Sips: Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

The first week of November wrapped up the official Marching Band season with the final football game honoring the Seniors. Our family met our son at the 50-yard line as his name and future aspirations were read out over the PA system. Prior to this honor, Senior son had to fill out a form stating future plans, college, studies etc. He’s a joker and heavily encouraged by his father so this was a golden opportunity. Here’s what he wrote:

 

“Going to Colorado School of Mimes to pursue his dream of silently changing the world one motion at a time.”

 

Yeah.

In the end, I put the ‘mom’ squeeze on him and he put where he hopes to actually go to college to pursue degrees in Jazz and Physics. The traditional and boring answer. Looking back, I should have let him do it. No one ever remembers what’s said but they might have remembered that one. 

For the weekend, I picked one of my favorite producers to commemorate of our ‘Senior Mom and Dad’ titles. After four years of band, I’d say we’ve earned it! Now we only have four more years to go before we’ll be completely done.

 

“The Everyday Wine for the Well Informed” ~ Decoy

Decoy Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County 2015

 

I really like this young Cabernet with it’s blackberries, tangy cherry and spice. Very satisfying. Decoy is under the umbrella of Duckhorn Vineyards and Wine Co. and has grown into a well established Sonoma County winery. It’s the affordable cousin among the Duckhorn wine brands with ‘ready upon release’ wines selling for around $20. All of Decoy wines are Sonoma County appellation-designated and thankfully, widely available. 

 

 

Band Mom Corsage. It was as big as my head.

 

1 Comment

  1. Congratulations to the Senior and his lofty goals. As a side note, when I first discovered Duckhorn, Decoy was also produced in Napa.

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