One of the premier Washington wineries, focusing on high quality Cabernet Sauvignon, Doubleback was founded by NFL legend, Drew Bledsoe, and his wife, Maura. Drew has circled back following his brilliant career. Originally from Walla Walla, he was a star at Walla Walla High School before his illustrious tenure at Washington State University. Drew has visions of starting his own winery for many years and going back to Walla Walla was the perfect choice for him. Drew returned to Walla Walla in 2007 to plant his estate vineyard, McQueen, on the southern end of the Walla Walla Valley AVA. Doubleback was born in 2008 which would focus on estate fruit to create world class Cabernet Sauvignon from Walla Walla. Drew knew he needed a top class winemaker and connected with childhood friend and superstar winemaker, Chris Figgins, of Leonetti Cellar, who served as consulting winemaker until Josh McDaniels assumed the role in 2015. Josh is a highly conscientious and down to earth guy that crafts some of the best Cabernet in the state.
He creates stunning wines and his 2016 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon (WWB, 94) is a gorgeous wine, showing gobs of dark fruits with really good poise. Tried twice recently, this wine has a very long life ahead of it. I was totally blown away with the 2016 Doubleback ‘Estate Reserve’ Red Wine (WWB, 95) which is dense and seductive, needing some more time in the bottle to fully come together. This beautiful wine will age well for twenty years. Learn more about these beautiful wines at http://www.doubleback.com/ Here are the gorgeous new Cabernet wines by Doubleback.
2016 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon- Deeply hued, the 2016 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon is a stunning blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, with small portions Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot. They have utilized the McQueen, Lefore, Figgins, Bob Healy and Pepper Bridge Vineyards for this excellent new wine. Not needing a decant and showing a beautiful aromatic profile right out of the gate, this opens with red bell pepper, anise, espresso bean and dark currant aromas that all build in the glass. The palate shows really good balance and poise, yielding a good combination of dark and red fruit flavors with herbal undertones. Energetic and showing good poise, this will continue to drink well over the next fifteen plus years. Drink 2020-2035- 94
2016 Doubleback ‘Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon- The ‘Reserve’ combines Cabernet Sauvignon (78%) with equal parts Petit Verdot and Malbec. Seductive aromas of this wine impress you immediately as the wine reveals a seductive nose with Black Forest Cake, coffee grounds, anise and creme de cassis. The mid-palate weight to this wine is exceedingly good, as is the sense of balance. Anise, green bell pepper, mocha and shades of blueberry puree flavors all come together marvelously. A long-ager, try to resist this beautiful wine for at least two more years. Drink 2021-2040- 95