2007 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WS 95
  • WA 93
  • IWC 91

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WS 95
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2010
#54 on 2010 Top 100; Dense dark powerful and expressive not heavy but beautifully focused pointing its black cherry black currant plum cocoa and exotic spice flavors into the long savory finish. The tannins submerge... #54 on 2010 Top 100; Dense dark powerful and expressive not heavy but beautifully focused pointing its black cherry black currant plum cocoa and exotic spice flavors into the long savory finish. The tannins submerge easily. Drink now through 2017. 600 cases made. -HS
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2010
Bledsoe a native of eastern Washington is planting a vineyard in a remarkable development right on the Oregon/Washington border of Walla Walla Valley but in the meantime he and Figgins have collaborated on a 2007 Cabernet... Bledsoe a native of eastern Washington is planting a vineyard in a remarkable development right on the Oregon/Washington border of Walla Walla Valley but in the meantime he and Figgins have collaborated on a 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon blended with 13.2% Merlot and 11.3% Petit Verdot that I tasted as a barrel sample one year ago. Now in bottle it was aged for 22 months in 60% new French oak. It displays a purple-color aromas of sandalwood Asian spices lilacs earth notes black currant and plum. Dense smooth-textured and with excellent volume it has enough stuffing to evolve for 4-6 years and will offer a drinking window extending from 2014 to 2027. -Jay Miller
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2009
Good deep ruby-red. Brambly almost candied aromas of blackberry black cherry and boysenberry complicated by graphite and lifted by a violet note. Densely packed juicy and youthfully tight; not a fleshy wine but boasts... Good deep ruby-red. Brambly almost candied aromas of blackberry black cherry and boysenberry complicated by graphite and lifted by a violet note. Densely packed juicy and youthfully tight; not a fleshy wine but boasts excellent lift. Brisk flavors of blackberry violet and mint are in harmony with the wine's firm but rather suave tannins. This is the very promising first release from ex-NFL star quarterback Drew Bledsoe. Bledsoe went to high school in Walla Walla with Chris Figgins who made the wine at the Artifex Wine Company in Walla Walla vinifying in open-top fermenters and aging the wine in French barriques 60% new. The blend includes 75.5% cabernet sauvignon from Pepper Bridge and Seven Hills merlot from the Figgins' Upland Vineyard and petit verdot from Bledsoe's Flying B vineyard outside the town of Echo on the Oregon side of the Columbia Valley.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Appellation Walla Walla
Vintage 2007

Label

A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Malbec made from estate-grown and sourced fruit, Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon is aged in 75% new French oak and 25% second fill French oak barrels for 22 months.

Winery

Doubleback

Owning a winery was been a longtime aspiration of Drew Bledsoe, a former NFL quarterback, since it would allow him to combine his passion for fine wine and love of the Walla Walla Valley. Returning to his hometown in 2007, he planted his estate vineyard, McQueen, in SeVein Vineyards of Distinction. The following year, he launched Doubleback, an estate-focused winery, to produce ultra-premium Cabernet Sauvignon from the Walla Walla Valley. It has since received numerous accolades including a spot on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list.

The estate’s McQueen Vineyard spans 50 acres, planted to 14.4 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Acquired in 2011, the Bob Healy Vineyard is planted to 9.7 acres of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.