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Decoy Chardonnay 2018

There are certainly regional differences in Chardonnays produced in the USA but the paramount definer of any individual wine is the intent of the winemaker. The delicacy of chardonnay offers a canvas onto which a winemaker can impress a wide variety of fragrances and flavours through the vinification techniques he chooses. I describe first the core fragrances and flavours then the most common nuances associated with these wines as they are made in America. Fragrances of the grape are apple and apple blossom, citrics but most often lemon and floral notes especially acacia. Winemakers can and do often impart vanilla, butter, which give a sense of intensity, and peanut brittle. The core flavours are apple again, pear, fig, melons and, once again, citrics most often grapefruit or lemon though here is mostly zest not juice. The winemaking can add texture and creaminess building the wine’s richness.

Where to find this wine

Accounts that have purchased this wine in the previous twelve months are listed below, alphabetically by city. Please call ahead to confirm availability or vintage

Coborn's - Albertville
Albertville
763-497-2831

Cash Wise Liquor - Alexandria
Alexandria
320-762-2524

Clocktower Wine & Spirits
Andover
763-434-0116

Top Ten Liquors - Andover
Andover
763-755-7775

Apple Valley #2 - Essex Ave
Apple Valley
952-953-2525

Hy-vee - Austin
Austin
507-437-7625

Cash Wise Liquor - Baxter
Baxter
218-829-9286

Northern Off Sale Liquor
Bemidji
218-751-3312

Noel's Bottle Shop
Bemidji
218-444-9864

Top Ten Liquors - Blaine
Blaine
763-754-3231

Cub Liquor - West Bloomington
Bloomington
952-746-1717

Cheers - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-941-0998

Haskell's - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-893-5440

Total Wine & More - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-835-6063

Sam's Club - Bloomington
Bloomington
952-888-1050

Cash Wise Liquor - Brainerd
Brainerd
218-828-9003

Total Wine & More - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-835-6063

Lunds & Byerlys - Burnsville
Burnsville
952-892-5600

Big Discount Liquor - Burnsvil
Burnsville
952-890-9500

Wayne's Liquor
Cedar
763-434-4681

Lunds & Byerlys - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-474-1298

The Vintage
Chanhassen
952-975-9175

Total Wine & More - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-934-6484

Mgm - Chanhassen
Chanhassen
952-937-9300

Coborn's - Clearwater
Clearwater
320-558-6761

Top Ten Liquors - Cottage Grove
Cottage Grove
651-458-9463

Dennis Brothers Liquor
Cottage Grove
651-458-8932

Lakes Liquor
Detroit Lakes
218-846-1180

Seven Sisters Spirits
Detroit Lakes
218-847-2337

Cash Wise Liquor - Duluth
Duluth
218-722-4507

Lake Aire Bottle Shoppe
Duluth
218-724-8818

Firehouse Liquor - Dundas
Dundas
507-645-5717

Lunds & Byerlys - Eagan
Eagan
651-686-9669

Big Discount Liquor - Eagan
Eagan
651-454-7282

Cub Liquors - Eagan
Eagan
651-457-3731

Hugo's Wine & Spirits
East Grand Forks
218-793-0014

Eden Prairie #2
Eden Prairie
952-914-0032

Eden Prairie #3
Eden Prairie
952-934-0067

Eden Prairie #1
Eden Prairie
952-949-8423

Edina # 3 - Vernon
Edina
952-903-5740

Edina # 2 - York
Edina
952-903-5730

Northbound Liquors
Elk River
763-441-1671

Kowalski's Excelsior Market
Excelsior
952-229-8300

Excelsior Vintage
Excelsior
952-401-0346

Haskell's - Excelsior
Excelsior
952-474-0935

Haskell's - Faribault
Faribault
507-332-7173

Mgm - Forest Lake
Forest Lake
651-464-5790

Coborn's - Hastings
Hastings
952-346-1002

Mgm - Hopkins
Hopkins
952-935-0601

Lakeville # 4 - Kenrick
Lakeville
952-985-4940

Lakeville # 3 - Galaxie
Lakeville
952-985-4930

Litchfield Liquor
Litchfield
320-693-8563

Mgm - Mankato
Mankato
507-625-2420

High Spirits Liquor
Mankato
507-625-5347

Mgm - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-494-4911

Sam's Club - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-416-5320

Total Wine & More - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-488-3300

Haskell's - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-400-7888

Lunds & Byerlys - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
763-416-1611

Whole Foods - Maple Grove
Maple Grove
651-438-2400

Mendota Liquor Barrel
Mendota Heights
651-687-9252

Kowalski's Uptown Market
Minneapolis
612-377-3448

Whole Foods - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-313-7100

Surdyk's
Minneapolis
612-379-3232

Mgm - Mpls
Minneapolis
612-922-1130

Haskell's - Minneapolis
Minneapolis
612-333-2434

Haskell's - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-544-4456

Mgm - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-470-2062

Lunds & Byerlys - Minnetonka
Minnetonka
952-541-1414

Sundial Wine & Spirits
Minnetonka
952-938-5532

Hiway Liquors
Monticello
763-295-5222

Cash Wise Liquor - Moorhead
Moorhead
218-236-8081

Cash Wise Liquor - New Ulm
New Ulm
507-354-2720

Spirits Of Nisswa
Nisswa
218-963-7488

Northfield Liquors
Northfield
507-645-5153

Kowalski's Oak Park Heights Market
Oak Park Heights
651-439-9161

Cash Wise Liquor - Owatonna
Owatonna
507-451-8440

Rapids Spirits
Park Rapids
218-732-0998

Haskell's - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-553-9198

Vinifera Wines & Ales
Plymouth
763-473-0008

Sid's Discount Liq - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-545-0099

Lunds & Byerlys - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-268-1624

Mgm - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-557-1080

Cub Discount Liq - Plymouth
Plymouth
763-559-9419

Viking Liquor Barrel
Prior Lake
952-447-2127

Top Ten Liquors - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-427-7131

Coborn's - Ramsey
Ramsey
763-323-1382

Richfield # 2 - Cedar
Richfield
612-861-9370

Apollo Liquor Central
Rochester
507-252-0653

Andy's - Marketplace
Rochester
507-535-7500

Apollo Liquor Best
Rochester
507-286-1300

Andy's - Crossroads
Rochester
507-289-0777

Hy-vee - Rochester
Rochester
507-285-0848

Cub Liquors - Rosemount
Rosemount
952-922-8335

Total Wine & More - Roseville
Roseville
301-795-1000

Liquor Boy
Saint Louis Park
952-512-2200

Mgm - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-935-2265

Lunds & Byerlys - St Louis Park
Saint Louis Park
952-929-2100

Target - Slp #2189
Saint Louis Park
952-935-6941

Top Ten Liquors - Slp
Saint Louis Park
952-920-0750

Cash Wise Liquor - St Michael
Saint Michael
763-497-0659

Thomas Liquor
Saint Paul
651-699-1860

Target - Midway #2229
Saint Paul
651-642-1146

Scott's Liquor
Saint Paul
651-690-4434

Rite Liquor Store
Saint Paul
651-414-0346

Haskell's - St Paul
Saint Paul
651-698-8844

Morelli's Discount Liquor
Saint Paul
651-774-5961

First Grand Liquors
Saint Paul
651-227-7039

Coborn's - Sartell
Sartell
320-252-0603

Scandia Olde Towne Liquor
Scandia
651-433-5845

Big Discount Liquor - South Stp
South Saint Paul
651-451-2186

Mgm - Spring Park
Spring Park
952-471-2454

Cub Wine & Spirits - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-430-2350

Haskell's - Stillwater
Stillwater
651-439-3399

Mgm - Vadnais Heights
Vadnais Heights
651-653-3456

Hi-5 Liquors
Victoria
952-443-3483

Mgm - Waconia
Waconia
952-442-3800

Cash Wise Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-259-1156

West Side Liquor - Waite Park
Waite Park
320-253-9511

Wayzata Wines & Spirits
Wayzata
952-473-7191

Tonka Bottle Shop
Wayzata
952-473-5469

Haskell's - White Bear Lake
White Bear Lake
651-426-0022

Cotroneo's Vino & Birra
White Bear Lake
651-429-7551

Cub Wine & Spirits - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-777-6909

Cellars - Wbl
White Bear Lake
651-426-1028

Cash Wise Liquor - Willmar
Willmar
320-235-8797

Buck Trax Liquor
Wilton
218-444-9978

Jerry's Wine & Spirits
Woodbury
651-346-1267

Sam's Club - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-702-7970

Kowalski's Woodbury Market
Woodbury
651-578-8800

Top Ten Liquors - Woodbury
Woodbury
651-501-1199

Total Wine & More - Woodbury
Woodbury
301-795-1000

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