2011 Doubleback Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2014
This is Doubleback’s first vintage to include estate-grown grapes in the blend. Truffle, mocha and ripe purple-fruit scents explode from the glass. Ample acidity underscores the chewy tannins. A dense and ageworthy wine... This is Doubleback’s first vintage to include estate-grown grapes in the blend. Truffle, mocha and ripe purple-fruit scents explode from the glass. Ample acidity underscores the chewy tannins. A dense and ageworthy wine, this needs more bottle-age to show its best; try after 2018.
ST 94
Stephen Tanzer - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, December 2014
Bright ruby-red. Dark berries, licorice, cocoa powder, sexy oak spices, violet and tea rose on the nose and palate, along with a dusty minerality. Plush, pliant and sweet, with terrific concentration leavened by... Bright ruby-red. Dark berries, licorice, cocoa powder, sexy oak spices, violet and tea rose on the nose and palate, along with a dusty minerality. Plush, pliant and sweet, with terrific concentration leavened by attractive floral lift. The superb, dry, slowly mounting finish features sweet tannins and terrific persistence. This has all the elements for a slow and graceful evolution in bottle but it makes for a pleasurable drink already. The best wine yet under Drew Bledsoe’s label, vinified by Bledsoe’s old high school buddy Chris Figgins.
W&S 93
Wine & Spirits - Wine & Spirits, December 2014
A big wine, from the first pour this possesses broad shoulders (like those of the former NFL pro who owns the brand, Drew Bledsoe). With a little air the wine becomes more high-toned and composed, the fruit relaxes... A big wine, from the first pour this possesses broad shoulders (like those of the former NFL pro who owns the brand, Drew Bledsoe). With a little air the wine becomes more high-toned and composed, the fruit relaxes, grounded by a mild earth note. The combination is like black plum tea, with a finely textured thread of cocoa-scented tannins that keeps the wine on point. A generous red for roast beef and herbed potatoes.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 2014
An outstanding effort that needs another year or three to come together, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic Cabernet aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, black currant, toasted spice, hints of dried flowers and... An outstanding effort that needs another year or three to come together, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon offers classic Cabernet aromas and flavors of creme de cassis, black currant, toasted spice, hints of dried flowers and lead pencil shavings to go with a seamless, medium to full-bodied and juicy feel on the palate. It doesn’t have the back-end depth or concentration of the 2010 (or 2012), yet is nicely balanced, with good mid-palate depth, and plenty of sweet tannin that emerge on the finish. It should be at its best from 2017-2028. - Jeb Dunnuck
WS 92
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2014
Chewy tannins accent a pulsing core of currant and mint in this version, gaining momentum on the long and expressive finish. This has presence and persistence. Needs cellaring. Best from 2017 through 2025. – HS
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region Washington
Sub-region Columbia Valley
Vintage 2011
Percent alcohol 14.4%
Closure Cork

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.