Takeout Dinners Deserve Good Wine #MerlotMe #WinePW

Decoy Sonoma County Merlot with chicken thighs, potatoes and salad

Quick stop at the grocery store or other takeout, but plate the meal and open a nice weeknight wine. And relax.

Some nights there’s no time to cook. For us, Wednesday evenings are Triathlon swim lessons, so we come home tired and hungry. We stopped at the grocery store deli for some chicken thighs, mashed potatoes and “superfood” salad.  I say takeout deserves a nice wine, don’t you think?  Decoy Merlot, a Duckhorn portfolio wine fills the bill nicely on a Wednesday night.

Disclosure: Our Wine Pairing Weekend blogging group received a variety of wine samples from the #MerlotMe wineries for our October posts. No other payments were involved and all opinions expressed in my blog posts are my own.

Decoy Sonoma County Merlot 2016 (sample, $25 SRP or online here)
Eye: Clear, deep ruby with a cool ruby edge. Barely stained legs.
Nose: Clean, medium intensity. Black cherries and fresh figs with a little vanilla in the background.
Mouth: Dry, medium+ intensity. Medium body, medium acidity, medium+ tannins. The black cherries, fresh figs and vanilla flavors carry into a nice finish touched with a bit of astringency. A very good quality wine; not overly showy, but totally enjoyable and perfect with dinner. Even takeout.

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  1. […] a nice wine, don’t you think?  Link to my tasting notes on the Decoy Sonoma County Merlot here (sample, $25 SRP or online […]



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